On Friday May 4th, Essex and Hawthorne will have its first annual Wellness Day! This is in celebration of Children’s Mental Health Week in Ontario, which runs from May 7th to 13th, 2018. The theme of this morning is: What makes you happy? Staff and parents have volunteered to run workshops in things that promote wellness, and altogether there are 22 workshops running. Your child has had an opportunity to choose their favourite items!
The kindergartens will be doing things like poetry, self-regulation, art, puppets, and outdoor games, gardening, meditation, mindfulness.
For grades 1 through 6, the choices are: board games, microbits, art, animation, cooking, yoga, running, walking, outdoor basketball, sculpture, dance party, mini cake decoration, fence weaving, positive brain training, massage techniques, foam stick floor hockey and gardening.
For grades 7 to 8, the choices are: meditation, woodworking, soccer, ukulele, yoga and art.
Thank you very much, to the parents who have volunteered to help with the workshops. If you would like to help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to a very fun day!