St. Kateri partners with APPLE Schools to create a sustainable healthy school community. APPLE Schools is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative proven to make a difference in schools. It impacts the lives of more than 20,000 students annually in schools across Western Canada by improving their healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health habits. Visit appleschools.ca to learn more.
Apple Monthly Theme
September - What is a Healthy School?
October - Brilliant Brains
November - What's the Commotion About Emotions?
December - Healthy Holidays-Announcements
January - Arctic Winter Games
February - Show Your Heart Some Love
March - Way to Go H2O
April - Dream Team (Sleep and REM)
May - Turn off the Tube, Get on the Move!
June - Address Your Stress
Alberta Health Services Information for Parents
As we start a new school year, we are encouraging parents to monitor their child’s health. Staff and students are being asked to reduce the spread of germs by washing their hands frequently, covering coughs and staying home from school if they feel ill. Instructional hand washing and cover your cough posters as well as hand sanitizer stations are installed in all Edmonton Catholic Schools.
The health and safety of all students and staff is always our first priority. Parents and guardians play a vital role in the health and wellness of their children. We ask parents and guardians to monitor your child’s health closely. If your child displays any flu-like symptoms we are encouraging parents and guardians to keep your child at home. These symptoms include a fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, lack of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and muscle aches.
There are children at our school who have severe allergies to peanuts and/or nuts. In order to provide a safer environment, St. Kateri has been established as a peanut/nut safe school. You, as parents, can help care for these children in our school community by:
- Not sending peanuts or nuts to school or any products that contain them.
- Washing your child’s hands before coming to school if they have recently eaten peanut butter.
- Teaching your child not to share their food with others.
Thank you very much for your co-operation
Medical Alert Form
If your child has a medical condition (asthmas, allergies, etc.) and uses an inhaler. epi-pen, glucometer, or special medication, that could require special knowledge and intervention on our part, please contact the office so that a medical alert form can be provided. These medical alert notices will also be displayed on a board in the staff workroom area so that all staff is aware of students with life threatening medical conditions.