we@sel in February

parents of elementary students * student support services

Hello everyone!

February is a busy month with Valentines Day, our winter games, pink shirt day, and spring break! Each month of the school year, parents will receive helpful tips, strategies, activities and resources to support children at home. Family and school can work together to improve children's social emotional learning skills. These skills lead to school and life success. The flyer is an easy read on smartphones and tablets. When parents are engaged and teachers supported, kids are better able to learn. Have a nice February.

valentine centre for kids


So what's a boy or girl to do? Just understanding these differences is a good first step. A boy doesn't have to return a girl's strong feelings, but he can try not to hurt her feelings. Likewise, girls can respect that boys might be less interested — or more private — when it comes to mushy stuff. That might mean not calling a boy you like every night, especially if he doesn't seem to like it.

But girls don't need to feel strange just because they have a lot of emotion to express. It can help to talk to friends who understand what you're going through. You also might write down your feelings in a journal. It can feel really good to write it all down.

Who knows? Someday, that boy might come around and call you. Or that girl who embarrassed you with a Valentine might start seeming pretty cute. But it's also OK if that never happens. The two of you might decide just to be friends. These friendships are really special.

angry feelings

Fred Rogers often said that one of his most important messages was helping children find constructive ways to deal with their angry feelings. He wanted to help children and their parents understand that anger is natural and normal, but that there are healthy things we can do when we’re angry – things that don’t hurt others.


Things Kids Say - Help Prevent Bullying with the KnowBullying App by SAMHSA

Pink Shirt Day, February 25, 2015 * how it started in Canada

Here is a snippet of the Globe & Mail article that describes how Pink Shirt Day began:

"David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]...[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school. 'I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,' says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag. As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. 'It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,' Mr. Price recalled. The bullies were never heard from again."

here is the student online bullying reporting tool


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if you need help call the crisis center

250-563-1214 (Within Prince George) 1-888-562-1214 (Northern BC)

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linda campbell, we@sel

linda campbell

student support services

school counsellor

working together for social emotional learning