Centennial Park School
HEALTHY BODY – HEALTHY MIND, UNE VIE EN PLEINE SANTE is this year’s theme at CPS. Over the years, Centennial Park has been “actively” pursuing a lifestyle that is healthy for the whole body. Each morning kicks off with a ten minute walk in the yard allowing for some good conversation and wake –up time before the school day begins.
Twenty-four new challenges for our “Healthy Body – Healthy Mind / Une Vie en Pleine Sante sheets are distributed each month. Students try to highlight each challenge, such as “write a poem to a friend”, “help make supper”, “dance”, “shovel snow for a elderly neighbour”, etc… The class with the most challenges highlighted receive an extra recess.
PE classes aside, the gymnasium is busy every recess, lunch and after-school, with programs such as Irish Dance, Circus/Gymnastics, Hip Hop, and many sporting activities. Participation in these activities is optional yet attracts almost 75% of our student population, including grade fives and sixes who coach, referee, and teach using exceptional leadership when working with the younger grade levels.
The Terry Fox, Battle of the Chateauguay, and Halo Runs are a sure sign that CPS kids just love to run!
Having participated in the past with “Le Grand Defi, Pierre Lavoie”, this school year we are involved with “Think Your Kids are Active Enough After School?” by Participaction. This challenge is to see how kids measure up by participating in daily moderate to vigorous physical activity and reduced screen time, in order to live healthier, happy lives. Each month a new chart is sent home and upon completion returned to the school. Let’s see which class is the most active!
CPS is also serious about nutrition. Healthy Snacks at recess from the Fruit and Vegetable and Milk and Alternative Food Groups and Smoothie Sales for Jesse’s Journey continue to be a big hit at CPS. During the school year Smoothie Sales, with names chosen by the students, are held with all proceeds going towards research for Muscular Dystrophy.
Ashley Voysey, Centennial Park School
NFSB’s Healthy Kid of the Month! March 2015
Ashley attends Centennial Park School. She stays active by playing soccer and basketball and cycling with her family. Her favourite family time is spent with her grandmother. Together they try new recipes, adjusting and adding ingredients for more colour and flavour. Her most recent recipe was for a smoothie; Greek yogurt, frozen strawberries, milk, and lots of LOVE!
It’s a Jungle In Here!
CPS Students Enjoy Free Climbing & Adventure Day
CPS was thrilled to have the Junglesport Inc. climbing and adventure program come to our school from Jan. 26th – 30th, 2015.We greatly appreciated the financial support from the PPO so that all students from K-6 could participate in this exciting free activity Junglesport has run programs in schools across Quebec and Ontario for over 10 years, serving up to 100,000 participants each year. The philosophy behind their programs is S.A.F.E. – Safe, Active, Fun, Educational.
Junglesport set up its climbing and challenge course structure in the CPS gym and two qualified Junglesport instructors guided the students through a range of climbing and rope course activities including rock climbing, low ropes, vertical challenges; obstacle courses, cable ride and team challenges.Students had the opportunity to try different activities, learn new skills, achieve success and increase self-awareness.
École Mary Gardner
Siara Colquhoun est une élève très active en maternelle à l’école Mary Gardner! Elle adore jouer dehors avec ses amis et ses parents. Son activité préférée est la danse. Elle prend des cours et elle y excelle. Elle a l’habitude de manger des collations santé à tous les jours et elle a un faible pour les fraises. Cette année, Siara a dit au Père Noël qu’elle lui laisserait une collation santé à la place des biscuits, parce que c’est meilleur pour sa santé!
Mélodie Kessler est en quatrième année à l’école Mary Gardner. Elle adore les activités de plein air. Elle fait du ski l’hiver avec sa famille et elle adore se baigner l’été. Elle aime aussi faire de la randonnée pédestre en Estrie. Mélodie est consciente de l’importance de bien s’alimenter et elle a l’habitude de manger des collations santé à tous les jours. Cette élève respire la santé!
It has been an exciting winter here at CVR! With the help of community partner, Jeunesse Rurale en Forme, we have been able to acquire a full set of cross country skis including boots and poles. Some Physical Education classes have already been out enjoying the winter weather and learning a new way to enjoy the outdoors! In addition, we have also been able to acquire a class set of snowshoes adding yet another outdoor activity to our repertoire. Many students have inquired as to when it will be their turn to use this awesome equipment. We love their enthusiasm and are looking forward to getting everyone moving…outdoors!! Thanks to Jeunesse Rurale en Forme for partnering with us and funding this equipment.
Once again this year CVR CLC has partnered with Moisson Sud-Ouest Valleyfield to offer a “Grab & Go” service to all of our students at lunchtime. If a student forgets their lunch or may still be hungry, they can help themselves to healthy snacks like yogurt, cheese, granola bars, apple sauce, etc. This service serves an average of 20 students per day.
Two Learning Centres are embarking on a new project entitled “Community Crock Pot”. This CLC project, in partnership with Jeunesse Rurale En Forme, offers students the opportunity to be part of the preparation of healthy meals which are pre-packaged and then frozen to be sold as a fundraising idea for their classes. Staff and some families have taken advantage of this program and have saved time and eat healthy by purchasing these Crock-Pot meals for their families.