March Updates 2021
Student Census - In the month of March and April, the DSBN will be doing a census of all its students to ensure that all our students are being represented.
More information will be coming out as we move into march, but for students in jk-grade 6, parents and caregivers will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire.
Students in grade 7-12 will be able to do it during class and electronically. We will share all the details as they develop, but the hope is to ensure that we are doing everything we can to support everyone in our community.
Wednesday March 17 - McKay Spirit Day: Wear the colour Green!!!
The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is excited for March. The committee has a packed month, with 3 different presentations to look forward to in the PIC Virtual Speaker Series.
PIC kicks off March with Natasha Parent, a doctorate researcher from University of British Columbia, on Wednesday, March 10th at 6:30p.m. Natasha will explore how COVID-19 has impacted teens mental health, while highlighting the role of technology use and screen time in fostering their feelings of connection to others. Applying a developmental framework, we will discuss how using technology can help teens meet their social goals and contribute to their overall wellbeing, while also touching on how to identify those who may be at risk. In addition, this webinar will feature some useful tips on how to help teens navigate their screen time and discuss some of the cutting-edge work that's currently being done in the field.
Please go to https://www.dsbn.org/pic/speakerseries.html to register for this informative webinar.
Stay tuned for upcoming presentations later in March!
March 8th - March 11th, Niagara Nutrition Partners will be holding their second annual virtual Little Big Crunch, in celebration of FoodShare's Great Big Crunch, in support of Student Nutrition and the universal access to quality foods in schools that every child deserves. With the help of Niagara Catholic District School Board, DSBN, Niagara Public Health, United Way and MANY others, NNP and their community partners will be sharing little big crunches all week long on their social platforms - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Families can join in the fun by taking a quick video or photo of their own little big crunches and sharing them on their social media, tagging NNP @niagaranutritionpartners as well as @NiagaraCatholicDSB and /or @dsbniagara, using the hashtag #littlebigcrunch.