Bath Public School
It's hard to believe that we have arrived at the last day of school in 2021. Despite our best efforts, we could not have imagined that we would be remote learning as we head into the holidays. Our amazing educators have continued to engage students in innovative learning in their virtual classes and they have also organized fun schoolwide activities that showcased our school spirit and generosity. Door decorating, holiday spirit days, Candy Cane Lane, Jingle bell walk and Toonies for Turkeys...thank you to our school leaders for organizing these events.
As we look ahead to the holiday break, we ask that you continue to follow our Health Unit guidance for staying healthy through the holidays. As you know, the ministry has provided rapid testing kits for each student to take home with them for voluntary use over the holiday break. For more information, please refer to the LDSB communication below.
The month of December usually come with it's own set of emotions with the joy and anticipation of a holiday with family and friends. The ever-changing impact on our lives from Covid-19 reminds us that there’s no better gift than health this holiday season. Enjoy this winter break and allow yourself and your family to truly break, experience rest, recognize and accept emotions and find joy in the big and small moments we share. Thank you Bath PS families for all of your support of our staff and your children over these last few months.
On behalf of our Bath PS staff we wish all of our families a wonderful winter break together, see you back in January!
Jennifer Osborne, Principal
Take Good Care of Yourself!
Here are 5 Self-Care Tips:
1. Exercise – Exercise is a great mood regulator. It reduces stress, improves mood and concentration and combats depression. Don’t skip your workouts.
2. Express Gratitude – Take time to reflect and appreciate the things that you are grateful for in your life. Little things matter too! Don’t forget to let others know the gratitude you feel.
3. Set Realistic Expectations – There is no such thing as a perfect holiday and this year will be no exception! Ask yourself if your goals are realistic and attainable. If not, stop it! Yeah, I said it. Stop it! Re-evaluate and modify. YOU are doing the best you can under the circumstances!
4. Feel – The holidays can evoke strong emotions (positive and negative) related to losses, relationships and family gatherings. It is okay to “pause” and acknowledge your feelings. Meditating, calling up a trusted friend to have a vent session or simply going for a walk may help to relieve unwanted tension.
5. Live in the Moment – Don’t get so wrapped up in yesterday or tomorrow that you don’t find time to gratify in the reason for the season; moments that make the holidays magical. Take notice of sights, sounds, and smells."
Here is a tip sheet from School Mental Health Ontario