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5 Ways to Spend the Last Days of Summer Break

Thursday, August 23, 2018
It’s that time of year, Summer vacation is winding down and it’s time to get ready for the upcoming school year. But, before saying good-bye to all your favorite summer activities. It is important to take some time and enjoy the last few days of summer! In today’s blog we share five fun ways to...

Turn Sunday into Funday with Ophea’s One A Day for Active Play!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Ah Sunday... the last day of the weekend but the start of a new week. This Sunday don’t spend your day indoors, get the family out for a Funday! It’s essential to incorporate daily physical activity into your summer, Ophea’s One a Day for Active Play portable resource makes it easy to get moving...

5 tips to get you connected with nature this summer!

Thursday, August 2, 2018
female child gardening
The weather is warm and the sun is shining. It’s the perfect time to get outside, get healthy, and get active. There are plenty of ways to enjoy summer in nature this year. Here are five suggestions. 1. Visit a provincial park: Ontario has over 280 provincial parks for you and your family to...

Build Your Own Picnic Basket!

Friday, July 13, 2018
Summer season also means picnic season! Grab the family and head to a nearby park for some summer fun. The park can be a great place for a picnic with all the grass and open space to have fun and relax. A park with a playground is a bonus when picnicking with kids, allowing them to run, climb, and...

Energize Your Family Vacation!

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Childr and parent in front of parked car with their hands up
Ah … The Family Vacation. A different take on the 3 Rs: Relax, Reconnect, Rejuvenate. Oh, except maybe not the relax part. Travel, especially with young kids, can involve long, crowded and confining conditions, impacting their ability to move around. Oh, and maybe not the rejuvenate part. Because...

3 Ways to End the School Year on an Active Note

Friday, June 22, 2018
The end of a school year is always exciting as the weather starts to get warmer, the school work winds down, and summer plans start to fill the air. This is a time to celebrate and reflect on all the accomplishments achieved over the year and celebrate with your students! Here are three ways for...

Congratulations to 238 Healthy Schools!

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification has come to an end for the 2017/18 school year. A total of 238 schools across Ontario were certified for completing the 6-Step Healthy Schools Process, making their school community a healthier place and receiving gold, silver, or bronze certification. We are...

Exploring DPA In Action LIVE!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
group of students in classroom posing for picture
On May 4th, 2018, Ophea joined Andrea Haefele and Kelly Chatzinikolis for a Facebook Live session exploring Daily Physical Activity (DPA) In Action. The embedded recorded Facebook Live video is a follow up to the Making Sense of P/PM 138: Continuing the Conversation and Making Sense of P/PM 138:...

Q&A: Increasing Student & Teacher Understanding of Sexual Violence & Harassment

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Over the last couple years, Ophea supported a school-based approach to increasing student and teacher understanding of sexual violence and harassment. The initiative, Campaign Messengers: Taking a Stand!, reached 166 schools, close to 6,000 educators, and over 92,000 students. Though the...

4 Ways You Can Become a Good Digital Citizen

Monday, April 30, 2018
Teacher with two students in classroom looking at a tablet
We are living in an age where the Internet has become a part of our daily lives. We use the Internet for many things: research, distant learning, connecting with family/friends, shopping, looking up recipes, and banking, to name a few. While the Internet has definitely made life more efficient,...

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