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Homework help, a winter challenge, Family Day break and more!

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Homework help at the Library

Children in Grades 5 to 8 who need extra help with their studies can sign up for the Learning Club.

The Club meets Thursdays from 2:30-5 p.m. at the Cloverdale Library, at 5642 176A Avenue.

The Learning Club is a free program focusing on academic support and developing positive social skills in a fun and safe environment.

To register or for more information, call 604-574-2964 Ext. 224, or email kistiesignh@sosbc.org. The program is in partnership between Surrey Libraries and SOS Children’s Village of B.C., through FutureFirst.

– Cloverdale Reporter

Don Christian steps up

Students at Don Christian Elementary have signed up for a physical challenge that will keep them hopping until the middle of March.

The school has joined the Surrey School District’s 60 Minute Kids Club Winter Challenge.

It’s a 60-day challenge that started on Jan. 15 and runs to March 15. Participants who sign up pledge to keep track of a variety of healthy behaviours as well as any physical activity they do.

For the first 30 days, students pledge to engage in 60 minutes of activity, every day, along with reading for 30 minutes. For the second half, students pledge to eat five balanced meals, such as fruits and vegetables daily, and put in less than two hours of screen time watching TV or playing video games.

The 10 most active/healthy students at each participating school will be awarded.

– Cloverdale Reporter

Shirt with a message

On Anti-Bullying Day later this month, an estimated 10,000 students and others  will be wearing a T-shirt bearing the design of a Grade 12 Guildford Park Secondary student named Bea Venzon.

Her winning design shows two hands clasped together in the shape of a heart over the slogan, “See something, say something.” A member of her school’s Gay Straight Alliance, Bea is thrilled that her design is part of an initiative like Anti-Bullying Day, being marked on Feb. 27.

“Nobody deserves to get bullied for their race, orientation, financial status, disability, gender, religion, perceived subculture or for anything at all,” she says.

Pro-D Day this Friday

Just a reminder that Friday, Feb. 8 is a non-instructional day, meaning schools across the Surrey School District will be closed. The Pro-D day leads into the first-ever Family Day long weekend in B.C., where Jan. 11 has been declared a provincial holiday.

Next month, schools close for spring break on March 18, and reopen April 2. To view the Surrey school calendar, visit www.surreyschools.ca/K-12Schools/SchoolCalendar/Pages/default.aspx.

– Cloverdale Reporter

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