Badges Earned

The Big Day
The Big Day
Earned May 2017
30 Points

Success Story

During OFIP which is held after school, we have been providing all participating students with a healthy snack (yogurt, cheese and crackers, a fruit or veggies and/or a grain product). This snack will help the students focus and perform well academically.


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Cook It Up
Cook It Up
Earned May 2017
45 Points

Success Story

Our school partnered up with York Region Community and Health Services to offer students in grade 6, 7 and 8 to participate in You’re the Chef program. Two of our staff members attended the training in February and have implemented the program in our school. The grade 6’s just finished the four week session and now we have the grades 7/8 students beginning. Students loved to try new healthy food that they have prepared and were so excited to make it at home for their families.


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Show Me the Money
Show Me the Money
Earned May 2017
45 Points

Success Story

A few mothers from our school council that have dedicated their Fridays in making our students pasta with tomato sauce for lunch. It has been a successful fundraiser for our school and the students just enjoy a fresh bowl of pasta to end the school week. We have also tried pasta made from chickpeas which was also a huge success.


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Water Works
Water Works
Earned May 2017
30 Points

Success Story

As part of our science unit we discussed in detail ways to conserve water. We read books, had class discussions as well as encouraged at home discussions regarding ways to conserve water for our world. We later had students design posters encouraging others to conserve water. We brainstormed as a group as well as watched videos as a class. Our discussions included many ways to conserve water including not leaving water run but we also discussed not to pollute our current source of water. We also taught the students how the waters of our world are interconnected. we encourage students to use refillable water bottles and use the water hydration station. We talked about how each of our bodies are made up of water.


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Water Works
Water Works
Earned May 2017
30 Points

Success Story

All our students are encouraged to bring in a refillable water bottle. Our school got our first water filling station installed last year on the main level of our school. Many of our students on the upper level were asking for another water filing station for the upper level. As of this March of this year, we installed the upper level water filling station and the students were very excited and pleased.


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Green Thumb
Green Thumb
Earned May 2017
45 Points

Success Story

Our kindergarten classes have started to plant fruits, vegetables and flowers in their classrooms. In Ms. Bixcul-Garcia’s class the students have been observing and documenting the growth of the plants and once they are big enough they will transplant the plants into the planter boxes that are outside in the kindergarten play space. Ms. Abdirizak’s class has started their own garden in their classroom.


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Paint Your Plate
Paint Your Plate
Earned May 2017
15 Points

Success Story

Our grade 2’s in Mrs. Dorval’s class took a survey of fruits and vegetables they would like to try on Thursdays when we do “Fruit and Veggie of the Day.” Some of the items were different berries, asparagus, zucchini and veggie pizza.


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Reason to Celebrate
Reason to Celebrate
Earned May 2017
30 Points

Success Story

Our school is a food free celebration zone. Parents are notified at the beginning of the school year and before any religious holiday, that we are a food-free celebration school. Homeroom teachers remind parents of our policy through newsletters. We try to celebrate by having spirit days like dances, dress in your religious holiday attire and Henna art are to name a few. For birthdays we encourage parents to bring in non-food items like bouncy balls, stickers, pencils and leis or beaded necklaces.


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First Bite
First Bite
Earned May 2017
15 Points

Success Story

As a Healthy School Committee, the first step is sign up. We then sat down and brainstormed on healthy initiatives to promote healthy eating and adding more physical activity into our day.


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