SKCC March/April 2010 Today’s place for today’s kids! SKCC’s 6th Annual BUD, SPUD & STEAK @ Garden City Our biggest fundraising money then we won’t have to do any other maker is fast approaching. Our fundraising events throughout the success is dependant upon our year (chocolate bars, spices, maga- involvement of all families. zine subscriptions, etc.). HOW THIS BENEFITS THE With that being said, a little bit of CHILDREN leg work, or phone work will pay off in the end. Please help your- The fundraising money is used self to donation letters available in for what the children of the the hall and contact your connec- centre look forward to each and tions by putting in a little bit of every year...fieldtrips and swim- time to get your children some si- ming lessons to all children at lent auction prizes for this event! SKCC during the summer. Since we are a large centre, we HOW THIS BENEFITS THE have the power of numbers. If PARENTS/GUARDIANS each family brings in just one 1) The more money we raise, item, we will have just under 100 the less the families are respon- items added to our silent auction, sible for paying. thus helping in making it an enor- 2) If this event is successful in mous success. meeting our fundraising quota, Grade 3—BULLYING WORKSHOP In the middle of January we The definition of bullying Bullying is one sided, inten- started offering a bully free How it affects people tional and repeated when program to children in grade 3. -Bringing awareness of bully- someone hurts, leaves out, or The first class went really ing frightens someone else. well. The children played a -List of bullying behaviors game where they had to decide -Understanding the difference Remember to check out the if certain situations involved between tattling and telling in parent resource board for more bullying or not. Over the next order to help information. couple of weeks, the course -Understanding conflict and will cover the following: problem solving SKCC 113-2424 King Edward Street Winnipeg, Manitoba WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING TYPES R2R 2R2 OF PAYMENTS Phone: 204-694-0855 Fax: 204-633-6117 Today’s Place for Today’s Kids! CHEQUE the web!! We’re on .ca www.skcc CASH The Good Things About Video Games G o o d - zation rent events. Some medical professionals, quality video games offer lots of benefits • develop skills in reading, math, such as Doctor Kourosh Dini, also feel to kids. They can: technology and problem-solving that "age appropriate multi-player video • provide a fun and social form of games can allow children to learn how e n t e r t a i n m e n t other people think - a key aspect of empa- • encourage participation in re- thy. Games can also help a child become lated offline activities, such as more comfortable with new and ever pro- • encourage teamwork and coop- reading or sports gressing technology." eration when played with others • encourage civic participation Recent studies have shown that video • make kids feel comfortable with games can have a positive or negative technology—particularly impor- effect on how players behave, depending • improve hand-eye co-ordination on the content. Pro-social games can in- tant for girls, who don't use tech- and fine motor skills crease empathy, co-operation, helping nology as much as boys • and emotional awareness, while violent Video games also can teach important games can diminish these traits. • in crea se children's sel f- skills or address serious issues, Organiza- confidence and self-esteem as tions such as Games For Change promote Check out the following link http://www. they master games the use of games for education and social media-awareness.ca/ for more media and action, and often involve kids in the crea- children information. • provide points of common inter- tion of games they can use to express est and opportunities for sociali- themselves on important issues and cur- Just remember, everything can be good in moderation.
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