Category: Seasonal

  • AHS Weekly Wellness News: Back to School Health Checklist

    AHS Weekly Wellness News: Back to School Health Checklist

    It’s that time of year again. Store shelves are stacked with back-to-school supplies and racks of summer clothes are being replaced with sweaters and long pants. Getting your child ready for the new school year includes stocking up on notebooks, binders and pencils, but there’s more to making the most of the year ahead: taking […]

  • The Struggle is Real: Walmart Canada Survey Highlights Meal Challenges Parents Face During the Back to School Season

    The Struggle is Real: Walmart Canada Survey Highlights Meal Challenges Parents Face During the Back to School Season

    Rushing to get dinner made at night tops the list for 78 per cent of respondents MISSISSAUGA, ON/CNW/ – Back to school is one of the busiest periods for families. Preparing for the year ahead brings about mixed feelings of excitement and concern as both parents and kids transition to the season.  A study released […]

  • Are We Doing Enough to Ensure Kids Eat Right at School?

    Are We Doing Enough to Ensure Kids Eat Right at School?

    Research shows that well-nourished kids do better in school than those who don’t eat right or don’t get enough to eat. Their concentration and memory are better, they have more energy to be active and maybe most importantly, they feel well. But far too many kids receive a failing grade when it comes to their […]

  • 3 Things to Look for in Back-To-School Tech

    3 Things to Look for in Back-To-School Tech

    Whether you’re a techie glued to your desktop at all hours of the day or simply need a device to edit documents and watch pixel perfect video, everyone needs respectable computer equipment. Chances are, the monitor you’re using right now came bundled with the desktop PC you bought a couple of years ago. But did […]

  • Scholarships Available from Sheep Creeks Arts Council

    Scholarships Available from Sheep Creeks Arts Council

    Sheep Creek Arts Council has two $1000.00 Art Scholarships available for any student (whose home is within the Oilfields High School bus zone) who wishes to continue his/her education in some aspect of the Fine Arts, Performing Arts or related studies at a post-secondary institution in a programme of at least one year’s duration. Deadline […]

  • How to Deal with Back-to-School Anxiety

    How to Deal with Back-to-School Anxiety

    Getting ready for a new school year can be exciting for parents, children, and caregivers alike. But it’s often also a cause of stress and anxiety because of the change in routine, increased responsibilities as well as new teachers, friends, and classes. And whether your kids are heading off to kindergarten, elementary school, high school […]

  • Get E-Smart About Student Finances

    Get E-Smart About Student Finances

    Some students get a crash course in timely and effective money management when they start post-secondary school and have real-world expenses like rent, utilities, and groceries for the first time. According to a recent student finances poll, more than three quarters of students wished they knew more about managing money when they started school, and […]

  • New Non-Browning Apple Makes a Healthy School Snack

    New Non-Browning Apple Makes a Healthy School Snack

    Everyone knows the old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” A longtime healthy snack favourite for kids and adults alike, apples suffer from one major challenge — they turn brown when cut, bitten or bruised, leaving them unappealing and often uneaten. This makes apples one of the most wasted foods, with about […]

  • 3 Extra-Curricular Fundraising Tips for Parents

    3 Extra-Curricular Fundraising Tips for Parents

    September means back to school for families across Canada, and new and exciting extra-curricular activities for kids. Unfortunately, the fundraising landscape for schools is tough and securing the cash to keep programs going is not always straightforward. But there are ways you can help. “Parents are a fantastic resource when it comes to supporting fundraising […]

  • Safety Tips for your Commute to Work or School

    Safety Tips for your Commute to Work or School

    There are several dangers that drivers and pedestrians need to look out for on their daily commute. From distracted drivers, to construction, to other road and sidewalk users, there are many factors that can lead to accidents. While your trip to work or school may seem routine, motorists and pedestrians should take special care at […]