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January 2023 - Self-Care

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Hope you all had fun showing gratitude and doing random acts of kindness last month. The students were challenged at the beginning of December to do as many acts of kindness as possible. I am very proud of the kindness that was shown around the school. To thank our students for being awesome, treats and a choice of pink lemonade and iced tea was hand delivered to each student before the Christmas break. 

This month we are focusing on self-care. At Glendon school, this means that we will be focusing on reducing stress around exam time and maintaining a positive mindset.

The definition of self-care looks different for everyone. For some it may be hanging out with friends, and for others it may be curling up with a good book. For me, self-care means calling my family members on a regular basis, and going to bed early when I need to catch up on sleep. Self-care should not leave you drained and exhausted, it should leave you feeling revitalized and with more energy.

Watch this video that explains how self-care does not always mean a day long spa day, for example: Self.Care.What.It.Really.Is

Check out this self care checklist for some ideas!  Self Care List

For more resources, check out the Self-Care page of the NLPS website.

Attention Students!!!

Exams are around the corner. Are you struggling with exam stress?

Here is a link for tips on how to deal with the stress during exam week. I am also available every day if you need fidgets to use during your exams or if you simply want to talk through strategies with me. 

Exam Stress

If you would like me to connect with your child or your family, you can contact me at the school at 780-635-3881.

- Mrs. Heffner 

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