Wellness Program

The main components of our Wellness Program are:

  • Student & family education with the help of our Public Health Nurse.
  • Breakfast Snack Program every morning available to all students, staff and volunteers
  • Parent education to help all families maintain wellness.
  • Community relationship-building with businesses, clubs, The Delisle Seniors, associations, and our community in general.

Student & Family Education: Our Wellness Committee tries to incorporate health and wellness themes into our monthly planning. As well, we are exposing the students to a variety of different foods to expand their understanding.  Articles are included in the school newsletter which care givers may find helpful.

Breakfast Snack Program:  On Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:40-9:00, breakfast snacks such as muffins, cheese, or yogurt will be available for all students, staff and volunteers.  The items will be on carts in each of the two side hallways. We are encouraging a “take two” motto. Only two servings of any food on the cart will be allowed. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays anyone needing a “top up” of food before starting the day is able to grab a nutritious snack. Volunteers will be there to assist children and hand out the items.  Students will eat in their classrooms and still be ready to start the day at 9:00.  We are grateful for our small but mighty dedicated group of volunteers who bake at the Senior’s Centre once a month on Tues.  If you might be able to help out with this, please fill in the attached form.

***It is extremely important that you contact your child’s teacher before Sept. 30th if you do not want your child to participate in the snack program. If they aren’t participating you may still want to send something in their lunch kit so that they too can nourish their body before school begins. We realize many of our students have long bus rides, choose not to eat right away when they get up and so having a snack available when they arrive each day is something they readily look forward to.

Community Relationship Building:  “It takes a village to raise a child”, a well known proverb couldn’t be more relevant today.  We want our businesses, clubs, parents, seniors, grandparents, RCMP, Fire Department, Town Council, and community members to be part of these children’s lives. Our partnerships are a huge part of a supportive educational community.  We are so thankful to the many people who have already given so generously to our program.  Please support these people who have chosen to support our children.  Donors are acknowledged monthly in the school newsletter.  If you are interested in making a donation to the Breakfast program, please let us know. Donations are receipted for income tax purposes.  Thank you for your generosity.

Donations: During Education Week we will be having a Donation Blitz for specific items to help with our Breakfast program. Watch for more information to follow in October.

Our FIRST breakfast week will be the last week of September.  Until that time, we hope students and families are continuing great routines of having breakfast before school as it is one of the foundations for a great day of learning!

Volunteering is a wonderful way to become part of the school community.  We encourage you to give some thought to the talents and gifts you have to share with us. It is a great way to meet people if you are new to the school and/or community.

We look forward to working with each of you this year.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup margarine or butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix. Add rest of ingredients and stir all together. Drop by tablespoonful’s onto greased or lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 4 dozen.

Black Bean Brownies

  • 1 can (15.5 oz) black beans, drained
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp instant coffee (optional)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 8×8 pan. Combine beans, cocoa powder, vanilla, instant coffee, eggs, oil, sugar and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth, pour mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle chips on top. Bake about 30 minutes until edges pull away and top is dry. Who knew nutritious could be so delicious?!

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • 1½ cups quick oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup bran
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. butter, softened
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions: Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper cups. Mix first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. In large bowl, beat sugar and butter until creamy. Add applesauce, banana and eggs, beating well. Stir in flour mixture and then chocolate chips. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Makes 12 muffins.

Kid’s Favorite Chili

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15.75 oz.) pork & beans
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (10.75 oz.) tomato soup
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder

Instructions: In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until heated through. Yield: 4 servings