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"Hot Off The Press!" - April 2014
by Mr. Mallon - Monday, 31 March 2014, 10:45 AM
 

According to the Mood Disorders Society of Canada, "Mental illness is a serious
disturbance in thoughts, feelings and perceptions that is severe enough to affect
day-to-day functioning.”

A common figure often given by health authorities is that 1 in 5 Canadians suffer
from a mental illness, with names such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety
disorders and eating disorders. Even young children can have mental health issues
and this is something that the Ontario Ministry of Education and school boards are
recognizing more each year, and working at addressing.

While teachers are not trained to diagnose mental health disorders, they are
receiving more information and training around recognizing symptoms of mental
illness in children. Once a child’s situation has been diagnosed by a health care
professional, they usually provide families and the school’s teachers with
strategies to help a child cope at home and in the educational setting. In addition,
at Burkevale, we often consult with community organizations, such as KINARK, to
receive extra mental health support for students and their families.

Finally, parents have access to excellent resources from the Canadian Mental
Health Association, on topics such as Children and …..Attention Deficit Disorders,
Depression, Family Breakup, Self-Esteem, and Fears, on their website at:
http://www.cmha.ca/mental-health/your-mental-health/children/ .

Together, parents, educators and the community must work together to improve
the mental well being of society’s children. 

Tim Mallon, Principal

 
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"Hot Off The Press!" - March 2014
by Mr. Mallon - Thursday, 27 February 2014, 02:53 PM
 

This has been a topsy-turvy first two months of the new year, weather wise. It has resulted in numerous bus cancellations and “snow days”. On those days we usually get a small number of students coming to school, and they are given a fun, yet educational, modified program for the day. I know that many students don’t come on those days for a variety of valid reasons….such as transportation issues or the opportunity to spend some quality family time together.

The upcoming March Break is another great opportunity for students or whole families to participate in fun, educational experiences. For families where the parents have to work that week, the town, museum and library are all running excellent creative programs, for a nominal cost or free. For more info, contact the town (705-549-7453), museum (705-549-2150), or the library (705-549-7164).

For those able to spend time with your children over the break, the bonding opportunities are endless. Practice literacy and numeracy skills by participating in activities such as using a recipe to cook a meal together, reading a book together, playing a board game or using measurements & Lego to build something creative.

At home, promote your child’s physical and mental wellbeing by being active, whether going skating or skiing, tobogganing or simply building snow forts in the back yard. For those who are able to head South, good for you.

Whatever the children do, I hope they return re-energized, to work hard and play hard for the remainder of the school year. Have a great March Break, everyone. 

 

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 Burkevale subscribes to a variety of websites for student use at school and at home.  For a more extensive list check of our full list.

Burkevale Google Drive is the site students use to save and work on their projects and assignments at home (password required).

Worldbook Student and Worldbook Kids is used by students to research topics for assignments and projects from a reliable up to date source (password required)

Glogster Edu is a site where student create inteactive poster projects for various subjects (password required).

BookFlix is a great site to read, listen and work with great books from scholastic for students in K-3 (password required). 

BitStrips is where our students use comics to improve their literacy skills (password required).

Mathletics.ca is where our students work on their Math skills at their grade level (password required).

Sumdog is where students can work on their numeracy skills by playing fun games against their classmates (password required)

Spelling City is a fun place for students to practice their weekly spelling words (password required).

BrainPOP.com (4-8) and BrainPOPJr.com (K-3) are both packed with educational videos and games starring the famous Moby (password required).