Benefits of Physical ActivityHere are some benefits of doing physical activity each day:1.Better health2.Improved fitness3.Better posture and balance4.Better self-esteem5.Weight control6.Stronger muscles and bones7.Feeling more energetic and happier8.Feeling less stressed and more relaxed9.Increased concentration/ better academic score
Here are some risks of being inactive:1.Heart disease2.Obesity3.High blood pressure4.Diabetes5.Osteoporosis6.Stroke7.Depression8.Colon cancerAs you can see, you can really benefit from being physically active!(ASD-N Healthy Learners Program)
Physical Activity Guidelines
The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that children
and youth (5-17 years) should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity
This should include:
1. Intense activities at least 3 days per week (ex. running, basketball,
2. Activities that strengthen muscle and bone at least 3 days per week.(ex.
climbing and swinging on playground equipment, running, walking, jumping rope)
The more you do, the better your health will be!
It is recommended that you limit the time spent being inactive each day.
This can be achieved by:
We have been given our skating dates. Parents are invited to help out at the rink. All skaters must wear helmets.
Younger students should wear snowpants and mittens or gloves. Please mark your calanders.
We skate on Wednesdays at the LBA from 10:30- 11:30am on the following dates:
Nov.13 & 27, Dec. 11, Jan. 15 & 29, Feb. 12 & 26, and March 19th.
Kindergarten registration will take place at Napan Elementary from October 15th to 18th for children who will turn 5 by December 31, 2014 and who start school in September 2014. Register your child for Kindergarten this October and receive information and invitations to be part of activities to support your child’s learning.
School is seeking community volunteers to assist with literacy for Grade 2 students. We are preparing to
implement a program called “ELF”. To quote from the organization's brochure:
Friends (ELF) is a volunteer-based tutoring program that helps Grade 2 students
who are struggling with literacy. ELF
provides training, materials, feedback and all of the support necessary for the
tutor to make a positive, lifelong impact not just on an individual child, but
on how that child will contribute to society throughout his or her life.”