Video Games and Sleep

Do you ever wonder why your kids are tired and grumpy in the morning? Maybe they are spending too much time on a video game. More and more research is coming out about how detrimental screen time can be for your kids. Some interesting new research is coming out about how video games, especially violent video games can affect the way your child develops and thinks about social situations, compassion, and acceptance of others. Specifically, this article explains how video games can disrupt sleep and make your child grumpy, tired, and unable to cope with daily stressors life presents. I am not suggesting that kids entirely be banned from screen time, but you may want to place limitations and boundaries, including when and how much. A good indicator if your child has spent too much time on a screen is io you call him or her away and he or she comes happily and  willingly. If they refuse, get angry or upset - they've likely spent too much time on a screen.

School News

Grade 6 Awards

Three Grade 6 students were recognized for their accomplishments at the Grade 6 farewell on Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Dakota Ylioja received the Library Citizenship Award presented by Mrs. Elaine King. Dakota best exemplified the following criteria for this award:

  • Demonstrates leadership within the school community
  • Works hard to enhance the overall atmosphere of the school
  • Demonstrates a passion for reading and/or literacy
  • Shows maturity and responsibility in his/her decision making
  • Displays exemplary behaviour and conduct towards students and teacher

 Congratulations Dakota!

Cassandra Mack received the Academic Award presented by Ms. Rogerson and Mr. Van Dyk. Cassandra met the following criteria:

  • The student will achieve excellent academic scores in all four core subjects.
  • The student will couple excellent achievement with a strong work ethic.
  • The student will participate in the grade six leadership program, and will be a difference maker at Dorothy Dalgliesh School.

Congratulations Cassandra!

Logan Hillaby received the Most Improved/Leadership Award presented by Ms. Rogerson and Mr. Van Dyk. Logan met the following criteria:

  • The student will show exceptional growth in one or all of the following areas: academic, social, emotional, leadership and/or volunteerism.
  • The student will contribute to the overall health of Dorothy Dalgliesh School (including its’ goal of being a safe and caring environment for everyone).
  • The student will be a participant in the grade six leadership program, and will be a difference maker at Dorothy Dalgliesh School.

 Congratulations Logan!

Gr. 6 Awards June 28

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