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Parent Tips

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ZONE 4—HEALTHY SCHOOL COMMUNITIES                                                                                                                                    


School Employee Wellness Tips


Ideas and Suggestions from Zone 4 schools and jurisdictions 


Being Well Together

Parents Supporting School Employee Wellness



Eat Healthy!


¨ Provide healthy food options when providing meals, snacks, or gifts to school employees

¨ Double the recipe next time you make a casserole or lasagna; freeze the excess then share with your child’s teacher the week of Parent / Teacher interviews


Be Active!


¨ Volunteer to lead a club or help coach / manage a sports team

¨ Ask to stand during Parent / Teacher meetings

¨ Lead some active breaks in your child’s classroom



Be Supportive—Volunteer!


¨ Join Parent Council

¨ Leave a positive message / note for school employees in their mail boxes

¨ Send a positive note to the school principal about staff members

¨ Offer to cover someone’s supervision time

¨ Offer your support / services to your child’s teacher or the school secretary

¨ Deliver a bouquet of wildflowers to the secretary

¨ Maintain a positive attitude – be constructive when challenges arise

¨ Decorating the staff washroom with notes of gratitude on mirrors, and provide a basket of essentials such as ibuprofen, gum, etc.

¨ Invite  other parents to collaborate in providing personalized gifts / gift cards



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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead



For more information, contact:          Lorna Muise, School Health Coordinator (Alberta Health Services—Central Zone) 

                                                          403.356.6406                   Lorna.muise@albertahealthservices.ca



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