Christmas Buddy Group Activity

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On Friday, December 11 students will be “buddied” up with students from another class. Similar to our Family Group activities from previous years. Students will be participating in a Christmas activity and then enjoy a Christmas treat together. This is a great way to build Christmas and community spirit. To make this activity better and to help keep costs down. We are asking families to donate items if they are able. We are in need of the following items:

*hot chocolate mix
*bags of mini marshmallows
*small ziploc bags
*Christmas Craft material (new or any leftover items you may have)
-tinsel
-glitter
-ribbon
-festive string
-Christmas fun foam shapes
-mini hot glue gun sticks
-pine cones
-pom poms
-pipe cleaners
-any festive/Christmas materials that you may have or see

Donations can be dropped off at Mrs. Matsuba’s room or at the office. Thank you, in advance, for your support.

On December 11, students should bring a non-breakable “to-go” mug that they can use to enjoy some hot chocolate. We would really like to keep styrofoam cups out of our garbages. Let’t keep it green, folks!

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This is posted on behalf of CASA:

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The site educates visitors about children’s mental health, while reaching out to parents and caregivers to normalize their experience. In their own words parents talk about their fears, worries, and ultimately their success on the journey to mental wellness. Interactive tools, such as videos, worksheets, visual imagery, articles and additional links help parents cope. For more info please visit the CASA website at http://www.caregivervillage.ca/ or http://www.casaservices.org/.