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School Bus Safety Week, October 20-24

   

Safety is a priority when kids take the bus to and from school, and everyone has a part to play—students, families, bus drivers, and everyone who shares the road with school buses.

 

This week and throughout the year, we encourage students to be safe when approaching, boarding and riding in a school bus, and remind drivers to always stop when a school bus has its red lights flashing.

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Best Friends for Lunch Has Positive Impact at Horton High School

   

Horton High School's Best Friends for Lunch is a student-created program that aims to build friendships by bringing students together for lunch every Friday to connect, discover strengths and abilities, and to have fun! Since it began in 2012-2013, the program has made a positive impact on the school culture, encouraging students to be more inclusive and supportive of each other.

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BRES Challenge Inspires Students to Support Local Food Bank

   

Bridgetown Regional Elementary School just wrapped up a food drive in support of the local food bank. It's an annual event, but this year's food drive had a twist...it became the Great Weigh-Off, challenging each homeroom to strive to collect the most kilograms of food donations. Spearheaded by grade four teacher Anne Lightbourn (shown here with grade four student Maisie Wright), the campaign involved a special prize; banana splits to the the winning class! Mrs. Foster-Veinot's grade five class lead the pack in donations, but the whole school deserves a huge "thank you" for collecting a total of 480.3 kilograms (1056.6 pounds) of food items--that's 3.4 kilograms per student! The students and staff of BRES hope that other schools, businesses and community organizations will take up the challenge to do the same for their local food banks.

 

 


Introducing the AVRSB Report to the Community

   

We're pleased to present AVRSB's first Report to the Community, an annual document that discusses our goals and priorities, our progress toward them, and our next steps.

 

We invite you to take a look to discover how we're working together for students: View the Report to the Community.

 

 


PD Opportunity: Mental Health First Aid

   

The Mental Health First Aid Canada Program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend, or a colleague.

 

 

 

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