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Prioritizing You: Self Care

Hello Students and Parents of BCHS!

Who can believe it’s already May?! That means only 2 months until summer break!! 

Winding down the school year can be a stressful time for students, so it’s important to keep up with self care and finding joy in the little things, as well as embracing moments of relaxation whenever possible! Whether you're a parent looking to set an example or a young student eager to explore self-love, join us on this adventure of well-being and discover the magic of self-care together.

Mental Health Week - May 6th to 10th

This month we are also celebrating Mental Health Week from May 6th to 10th. We have activities each day planned at lunch time to promote healthy coping skills, including rock painting with Successful Families Successful Kids, journal decorating, creating positive affirmation cards, and creative expressions through art on mini canvases. The students from BCHS’ Students’ Union will also be decorating and handing out cookies in support of Mental Health Week. We will also be participating in Hats on! for Mental Health on May 8th, so be sure to come to school with your favorite hat to help raise awareness of the importance of good mental health!!!

Resource Roundup: Self-Care 

Get ready for a self-care extravaganza with these fantastic resources for parents and students of all ages:

For more resources, check out the Self-Care page on the NLPS website.

Reflecting on Last Month: Your Insights Shine!

Last month, we celebrated the magic of self-love. Share your thoughts: How did the theme of *Love Your Mind* impact your family? Your feedback and ideas make our community thrive.

Self-Care: Where Students Blossom

Students, it's time to embrace self-care:

  • Create a Relaxing Ritual: Set aside time each day to do something that relaxes you. It could be reading a book, taking a bubble bath, or listening to your favorite music. Make it a sacred ritual that helps you unwind and recharge.
  • Unplug from Screens: Take a break from the digital world and give yourself some screen-free time. Engage in activities that don't involve screens, like painting, writing, playing a musical instrument, or spending time in nature. Let your imagination run wild!
  • Physical Self-Care: Engage in activities that get your body moving and feeling great. Whether it's dancing to your favorite tunes, going for a bike ride, or practicing yoga, find activities that bring you joy and keep you physically healthy.
  • Mental Self-Care: Feed your brain with things that make you happy and challenged. Read a captivating book, solve puzzles, or engage in creative pursuits like drawing, painting, or writing. Give your mind the nourishment it needs!
  • Emotional Self-Care: Tune in to your emotions and find healthy ways to express them. Talk to a trusted friend, keep a journal, or engage in activities that bring you comfort, such as listening to music or cuddling with a pet.
  • Social Self-Care: Surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Spend time with friends who lift you up, join clubs or groups that align with your interests, and nurture those connections that bring you joy and laughter

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counselor: Your Support System

Need a chat or guidance? Our Student Advocacy Counselor is here to help. Contact Jenn Perepelitza via email at or call 780-826-3366 x 2808. Let's embark on the journey of self-care together!

May's canvas is painted with self-love, joy, and rejuvenation. Let's embrace the gift of self-care and celebrate our well-being!

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