January 27, 2014, marks
Family Literacy Day, an initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada to raise
awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in literacy as a
family. This year, ABC is encouraging families to take time each day to
have “15 Minutes of Fun.” If you would like to
learn more about this event, please visit the following Web site http://abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy-day-2014.
Did you know
that fruit drinks, pop, and sports drinks usually contain lots of added sugar,
very few vitamins and may contain caffeine?For example, one 700ml bottle of sports drink has 10 teaspoons of sugar
– the same amount in one can of pop.These are not considered healthy beverage choices.
The Dietitians of Canada recommend:
-Children 1 to 8 years old get 6 cups of
fluid (liquid) per day (1 cup = 250 ml)
-9 to 13 years old girls should get
between 8-9 cups per day
-9 to 13 years old boys should get
between 10-13 cups per day
Healthy Snacks This month the focus for the Mango Mania Blitz is on Healthy Snacks. Keep looking for our weekly posts about these “mini meals” that are very important to children and their ability to play and learn. Snacks are important to both children and adults and we will provide some snack ideas as well as some advice on how to make snacks appealing to your children. The attached document will help introduce the topic and get you started with some ideas. January 27th -3st will be Mango Mania challenge week so children will be encouraged to be sure to bring a healthy snack to school.
On behalf of the students and staff of Blackville School, a warm "Thank You" is extended to all involved in our third annual musical celebration, "Christmas Memories in Music." We are so pleased to be able to offer financial support to the Music Program as well as the Breakfast Program, and this is only possible because of the efforts of a large number of people. We extend our sincere appreciation to those who looked after ticket sales, who prepared the church, especially the sound and lights, and all of the students who performed so beautifully. In addition, we extend our gratitude to our guest performers and accompanists, who graciously agreed to share their talents and support our fundraising efforts. What heartwarming demonstration of Christmas Spirit at work in our community! And to all of you, who took the time to attend our concert, thank you one and all. From all of us to all of you we extend our wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year.