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Health & Wellness

Addictions Services Presentations - May 23, 2023

Karrissa Chowdry and Sue Long were guest presenters this morning for our grade 7 and 8 students. They talked about vaping, nicotine, addictions, and the developing brain. Presentations on the same subject are planned for our grade 5 and 6 students next month.

Two videos our students watched:

Vaping: An Overview
Vaping Reduction & Quitting Tips
Addiction? We Can Help

Free Webinar for Parents

Have you ever said to yourself: "I wish I knew more about my child's...?" or "I wonder why my child is...?"

As a parent, caregiver or someone who works with children you may have questions about your child as they grow, develop skills, and connect with others. Our team of AHS health professionals is here to share information, strategies, and resources to support you and your child or children you work with.


Adopt a Garden Box Program

Christine Findlay, School Food Animator, and Jon Pittman, Principal

This year, TA Norris was the fortunate recipient of a grant from Alberta Blue Cross which will be applied to the building of garden boxes on the school grounds. The plan is to incorporate the garden boxes (planting, growing, watering, weeding, harvesting, etc) into the student’s learning and having them get hands-on with this project.

To that end, we are looking for support and input from parent and community stakeholders such as sharing feedback, ideas, time, elbow grease, resources (backhoe, shovels, etc) getting dirt to the school and ...

We are also looking for families to adopt the garden boxes for one week each summer. During your week, you will water, weed, and harvest produce to enjoy at home.

If you’d like to take part in this project in any way, please email Christine, or call the school at 780.624.3144.  Let's get growing!

Breakfast & Lunch Program

Staff and Parent Volunteers help prep, cook, and serve food from our Home Economics Room window.

What happens if you choose sleeping in a few extra minutes over breakfast? What about if there just wasn't anything interesting in the house to eat? It's hard to learn with a hungry belly, so whether it's your first breakfast of the day or a no-questions-asked second helping, we have you covered at T.A. Norris!

We also offer a $6.00 Hot Lunch option. Parents can purchase a ten-lunch package through school cash which students can redeem at any time.  Monday and Thursday lunches are provided by local restaurants on a cost-recovery basis; Wednesday and Friday lunches are prepared on site, also designed to break even. Tuesdays are reserved for hot dogs, grilled cheese, or other school activity fundraisers. Our goal is to make lunches as affordable as possible and give busy families a break from having to prepare bagged lunches every day.

Healthier Together Parent Resources

Linked below is access to monthly articles, informative websites regarding healthy development in children and virtual education sessions that offer practical advice for parents and caregivers of kids in elementary school (grades K-6) and teens in junior or senior high school (grades 7-12).


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