North Toronto’s Wellness Committee presents:
Mental Health Awareness Week from May 5th to 9th.
Attend our Anti-Stigma Lunchtime Forum in room 215 on Tuesday, May 6th. Show your support that week by wearing a NT Wellness bracelet or a hand stamp of support. Find balance and reduce stress that week by doing some yoga, popping bubble wrap &/or eating chocolate (yum!).
Soda Pop Shop is the annual Stage Band Concert and Art Show in the Commons.
The show begins at 7 pm.
Tickets are $10 and includes food, art, music and door prize draw (guitar).
Break out of the winter blahs and welcome spring.
April Madness (April 7th to 11th) is the reincarnated, reinvigorated version of Spring Fling run for students by the Student Council. It consists of fun and varied daily lunchtime activities in which all students have the opportunity to take part.
Location: rm 215
-Changing Room Survivor
Location: CHG ROOM
Interested students should join the Facebook event (North Toronto April Madness Week) and listen to announcements for more information.
In addition to hearing reports and updates from parent, student and staff reps we will host the following guest speaker presentation:
SLEEPY NOT LAZY! TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT ADOLESCENTS’ SLEEP AND HEALTH
Robyn Stremler, RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Adolescents are often in limbo in the health care system, beginning to develop maturity and independence, yet often treated too much as children or adults. In particular, the sleep patterns of adolescents are unique and, in spite of the importance of sleep during this developmental stage, often overlooked. Adolescents who complain about waking up early for school or other activities may be perceived as lazy by their parents and teachers, but there is a biological basis for the need to sleep later.
Robyn Stremler, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, will facilitate discussion of issues related to sleep for adolescents and share research evidence related to healthy sleep habits, barriers to achieving sleep of adequate quantity and quality, consequences of sleep loss and strategies to improve sleep for adolescents.
When? Wednesday, April 9th, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where? Room 215
This special event is brought to you by the NTCI School (Parent) Council. Attending these meetings is an excellent way to keep current on NT activities and to share information with other NT parents. We look forward to seeing you!