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Spirit Update #6

Dance-a-thon Update

Dance-a-thon and Bake Sale Fundraiser on Friday, October 27!

  • Students wear Black and Orange
  • Hoping every student can raise at least $25 in pledges to reach our $10,000 goal
  • Asking Grades 4 – 8 for Bake Sale donations (but anyone can bring in) –  Nut Free Please.
  • Make sure to send money for students to buy Bake Sale items!  Last year $5 went far.
  • This year we have containers for kids to use, so stock up for snacks and lunches!
  • GREAT INCENTIVES to get the pledge forms in!  See below:


  1. When we reach $3,000, the school gets a PAJAMA DAY (we are at about $2800)!
  2. When we reach $6,000, the school gets a HAT DAY!!.
  3. When we reach $9,000, the school gets a GUM DAY!!!.
  4. Each student who raises $50 or more will have their name entered in a draw for a Parking Spot for a Month (8 in total).
  5. All pledge forms received from October 11 – 24th, will be entered in a draw for a free pizza lunch on October 31st: 1 winner from each grade
  6. Top fundraising class from each division will send their teacher for a Dance Off at an Assembly.
  7. Top 3 Fundraisers for each Division wins a Gift Card!
  8. If we reach $10,000, Mr. Dowling has volunteered to be SLIMED.

St. Michael’s Parish Annual Skating Party

Albert McCormick on Monday, February 19, 2018 (Family Day) from 4:00-5:00 pm.

Fitbit – October 2017

Water is the best choice for hydration!

Recently, the Canadian Pediatric Society made a statement about energy and sports drinks.

Sports Drinks

Water is the best choice to meet children’s hydration needs before, during and after physical activity.

People who are doing physical activity for a long period of time may need sports drinks, especially athletes who are not able to eat during physical activity. For example, athletes who participate in triathlons.

Children do not usually need sports drinks. Children typically get enough carbohydrates to support physical activity, especially if they follow the eating pattern recommended in Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide.

Energy Drinks

Energy drinks contain more caffeine than children and adolescents can tolerate. They should avoid energy drinks.

Energy drinks are promoted as products that can improve performance and alertness. In Canada, one energy drink can contain up to 180 milligrams of caffeine.

How much caffeine can children safely consume? Health Canada recommends these limits on caffeine per day:

  • Children aged 4–6 years: 45 milligrams per day
  • Children aged 7–9 years: 62.5 milligrams per day
  • Children aged 10–12 years: 85 milligrams per day
  • Adolescents aged 13 years and older: 2.5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight per day

Children are more likely to experience side effects from drinking caffeine, such as:

  • Jitteriness and nervousness
  • Poor mental health
  • Upset stomach
  • Headaches
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Increased heart rate and other heart problems.