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

2017 Track and Field Day at DDS

Students, staff, parents and spectators enjoyed our annual track and field day at Dorothy Dalgliesh School on June 8.

Student competed individually and as teams in dash, high jump, long jump, ball throw, sack races, relays and tug-of-war. Here's how the teams ended up at the end of the day:

1st place - Thunderbolts with 1365 points

2nd place - Cobras with 1114 points

3rd place - Cheetahs with 1027 points

4th place - Bobcats with 1010 points

Thank you to Schooten Farms for supplying and serving the BBQ burgers!

Thank you to our School Council for preparing the BBQ burgers and supplying the cool treat.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out - we couldn't run the track meet without volunteers!



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