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After School Hours Fall Webinar Series

Ever Active Schools and our provincial After School Partners are excited to introduce the After School Hours Fall Webinar Series. 

Topics include:

  • Connecting After School Service Providers
  • Working with schools
  • Measuring the impact of your program

The webinars will be free of charge. Dates to be confirmed early September. Please check our website for more details as they emerge.

Healthy School Communities Award
Hundreds of people and groups help make our school communities healthier for children and youth. Recognize someone who's made a difference in your school! Apply by October 31, 2014.
10 Tips to Create a Positive Environment in Your School 
Check out our top 10 list of things YOU can do to support a positive environment in your school this fall. Here are some examples taken from the this: 
  • Greeting students everyday is a great way to promote student connectedness. 
  • Remember everyone has a story, before making assumptions or judgements.
  • Advocate directly for all of your students.
Physical Literacy Summer Institute
Last month we hosted our second annual Physical Literacy Summer Institute in Edmonton. We were excited to have a great group of presenters which included Dr. Dean Kriellaars, Dr. Vicki Harber, Dr. Doug Gleddie, Tracy Lockwood, Joyce Sunada, Kim Hordal-Hlewka, and Megan Mckinlay. Video footage of the event will be available soon. We will also be sending follow-up emails to participants. Access the PowerPoints here. 
Free Fall Community Sessions
The Family and Community Resource Centre is offering some free community sessions this fall. Some topics include: addressing homophobic bullying, immigrant parents raising children in Canada, positive discipline for preschoolers. 
ARPA 2014 Conference
This year's conference is being held in Jasper, Alberta, on October 23-25. Register now!
Fun Runs in Alberta
Take part in one of these fun runs in Alberta; there's something for everyone!
Community Development Training and Certification
Are you interested in community development? Campus for Communities is offering some upcoming community development training and certification. Learn more.
September Newsletter
Student Voice
We interviewed Kassandra Hordal, a student going into Grade 9 at Crestwood Junior High School. She talked with us about being a young athlete, dealing with the stress of competing and advice she would give junior high teachers. It's so important to connect to student voice when working in schools. 

Congratulations, Kassandra, on your silver medal in Pole Vault at the Canadian Youth Legion Track and Field Championships, which were held in August in Langley, BC.
2014-15 HASS Registration Now Open!


The Healthy Active School Symposia (HASS) are events designed to provide Alberta school communities with the knowledge, skills and resources to enhance student wellness. HASS are a catalyst for sustained change within the participating school communities. The events focus on inspiring student leadership by developing the competencies needed to become engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit, through a Comprehensive School Health approach. HASS empowers students to be active agents of change in building a school community that enhances their learning and fosters their personal growth and well-being. 

HASS website.

How Do Children Interpret Packaged Foods?
Do you ever wonder what influence food packaging, health symbols, colour use, images and spokescharacters have on the way children view and interpret packaged foods? A set of fact sheets have been developed by the University of Calgary, to help parents, guardians and educators understand just that. 
AMA Youth Run Club - Register Now!

Are you one of the 61 schools already registered for the AMA Youth Run Club? It's a free, school-based program, designed to get students active. In fact, last year 82 per cent of participating teachers and coaches agree that the run club helped them engage students who were not traditionally active. We're asking new schools and schools from previous years to register for 2014-2015. Find out more about the AMA Youth Run Club.

The first 200 schools that register for the 2014-2015 AMA Youth Run Club will be entered to win 1 of 5 $50 Running Room gift cards! Contest details.
Shaping the Future 2015
At the 6th annual Shaping the Future conference, our goal is to inspire, connect and celebrate healthy school communities. The conference always brings together leaders in health, education and active living sectors, for two days of learning, networking, collaboration and discussion. 

We have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in the conference, whether you: 
Thank you for your continued dedication to the health and wellness of our children and youth.


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