Healthy Schools BC Newsletter
October 2017

Stay Connected to the Healthy Schools Movement in BC

There are plenty of ways to stay connected to the healthy schools movement! Follow DASH on social media for all your healthy schools news and happenings.
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Grant Opportunities:
Deadline: October 31, 2017

HSN School Grants
Deadline: November 10th, 2017

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View other healthy school grant opportunities here.
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Have a Great Story? We Want to Hear It!

We want to hear your healthy schools story! Educators, students and community members across the province are working hard to create healthier schools. Sharing your stories can help support and inspire others, and viewing stories from other schools can do the same for you. Check out the Healthy Schools Stories Map today!

Submitting an Article for the Newsletter

How would you like to promote your organization's message to members of the health and education sectors across BC? To learn how to submit an article for the Healthy Schools BC Newsletter, please visit the Healthy Schools BC website here for submission dates and guidelines. 

Video of the Month:
Skaha Lake Middle School teamed up with AnxietyBC to promote the MindShift App which provides support, strategies and tips for children, youth, teenagers and young adults who struggle with anxiety. 

Check out the "Mindshift App Quick Tips with Skaha Lake Middle School" video here and learn more about the MindShift app here .

About DASH BC:

The Healthy Schools BC Newsletter is brought to you by DASH BC. Our vision is that ALL children and youth in BC will realize their full potential as healthy learners who feel connected and engaged in their community.
We are a non-profit society that inspires our partners and stakeholders to improve the health and learning of students in BC by promoting, supporting and facilitating a healthy schools approach. Visit our website for more information .  


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Featured Article
Healthy Schools Network News
Reminder: HSN School Grants available October 9, 2017

Applications for the Healthy Schools Network (HSN) School Grants will be accepted from October 9-November 10, 2017, with the grants focusing on a new overarching theme of mental well-being . Click here to learn more.
Action Schools! BC Update
Enhance Your Healthy School Community
Register now for full access to the Action Schools! BC website
Access healthy living action plans and free resources related to Physical Activity and Healthy Eating with connections to Mental Well-Being and Health Literacy Find out how the enhanced Action Schools! BC program can support your school and school community.  Click here to read more. 
School Connectedness
Mental Wellness in the Workplace
Staff Well-Being Benefits Everyone
October 10, 2017 marks the 25th annual World Mental Health Day held by the World Federation of Mental Health. This year's theme, Mental Health in the Workplace, reminds us of how our workplace and our work environment can affect our well-being. Caring for your own well-being and supporting the well-being of your colleagues contributes to making your school a positive environment in which to learn, work and play, and where staff and students alike feel connected to the school environment . Click here to learn more.
Healthy Schools Stories
Filling Learners' Tummies with Growing Food
Story from Midway Elementary School
Midway Elementary School set out to create an environment in their school community that recognized and practiced healthy choices, focused around healthy eating and nutrition. They developed various ways to engage students, staff, families and community members to make healthier choices, including teaching students about the food groups, using newsletters and events at school to educate parents, having healthy cooking classes and offering healthy snacks during their breakfast program, morning snack time and various school events, and providing students with healthy food. Click here to learn more.
Healthy Schools Resources
October is Farm to School Month!
Dig in at the garden, farm or classroom with hands-on activities for your school! 

October is Farm to School Month! Farm to School Month celebrates the people and programs across the country that bring healthy, local food into schools and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness.  Click here  to learn more.
Online, Free and User Friendly
Check out the updated Mental Health Toolkit from the Joint Consortium for School Health today!
The Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health has released an updated version of their Mental Health Toolkit, which can help promote positive mental health practices and perspectives within the school environment.  Click here to learn more.
Important Dates
Save The Date!
2017 Healthy School Communities National Forum (November 2-3)
The 2017 Healthy School Communities National Forum will be taking place in Ottawa from November 2-3, 2017 Click here to learn more.
Save The Date!
Shaping the Future 2018 (January 30-February 3)
Shaping the Future 2018 and the Pan Canadian School Health Summit will be taking place in  Lake Louise from  January 30-February 3, 2018Click here to learn more.