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Nurturing Mind's: September Focus on Self-Reflection and Awareness

Hey there, amazing parents and students!

Welcome back to the start of a new school year. 

As the leaves start to change and the scent of fresh beginnings fills the air, we're excited to delve into September's mental health theme: Self-Reflection and Awareness. This month, let's journey inward to discover the power of self-awareness and the magic of introspection. At Cold Lake Elementary students and staff have spent time getting to know each other and connecting this month. As the Student Advocacy Counsellor at CLES I have been able to spend time in each class. I shared the story The Rabbit Listened, By  Cori Doerrfeld  to open the discussion about my role in the school. 

I wanted to share some books that touch on self-awareness. You can access these stories by clicking on the links below. 

Everybody!: You, Me & Us, By  Elise Gravel 

I Am Enough, By Grace Byers

Giraffes Can't Dance By Giles Andreae


Resource Roundup: Cultivating Self-Discovery

Explore these resources, tailor-made for parents and students of all ages, to kickstart your path of self-reflection and awareness this school year:

For more resources, check out the Self-Awareness page on the NLPS website.

Fostering Self-Awareness: Tips for Students

In the hustle and bustle of school life, nurturing self-awareness lays a foundation for growth. Encourage your child to explore their streng-ths, passions, and challenges, fostering resilience and adaptability. As they embark on this new academic year, remind them that self-reflection is a superpower that helps them thrive in both studies and life.

Students, embrace self-awareness for a fulfilling school journey:

  • Keep a reflective journal to capture thoughts and feelings.
  • Set aside quiet time to ponder your aspirations and goals.
  • Engage in hobbies that bring joy and self-discovery.
  • Seek feedback to enhance personal growth.
  • Practice empathy to understand and connect with others.

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counselors: Your Allies in Well-Being

Have questions, seeking guidance, or want to chat about your child's well-being? Reach out to our -Haley Reed our dedicated Student Advocacy Counselors at or call 780-639-3107. We're here to support your child's journey of self-reflection and growth.

Here's to a month of self-discovery, meaningful connections, and a thriving sense of self-awareness. Let's create a canvas of well-being together!

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