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Cultivating a Positive Mindset: March's Path to Brighter Days


Hello, amazing parents and students!

As March arrives, we embark on a journey of empowerment with the theme of Positive Mindset. This month, let's delve into the transformative power of cultivating positivity and embracing an optimistic outlook on life. Join us as we uncover the magic of a mindset that can light up our days and inspire us to reach for the stars. At CLJH staff strive to encourage and teach by example different strategies and choices that lead to a positive mindset. This is done through providing spaces for students to be able to refocus and reset, developing positive relationships with students and providing opportunities for students to be successful. 

Resource Roundup: Nurturing a Positive Mindset

Explore these thoughtfully selected resources for parents and students of all ages, designed to inspire and foster a positive mindset:

             - If you are wanting the Big Life Journal for Growth Mindset or any of the others, please contact Ms. Bernicki. 


For more resources, check out the Positive Mindset page on the NLPS website.

Upcoming Student Council Theme Days and Wellness Room Activities at CLJH:

  1. March 7th is Jersey day and in the Wellness Room at lunch “The Power of Self-Talk” will be discussed.
  2. March 13th at lunch in the Wellness Room is learning about and making “Gratitude Lists”. Culture Club in the Learning Commons will be Celebrating St. Patrick's day. 
  3. March 14th is Sports day - come dressed in a sport you play!
  4. March 21st is Element Day - show your House Team pride by wearing you elements colors.
  5. March 27th - wear spring colors. Culture Club will be coloring eggs for Easter. 
  6. Ramadan starts on March 10th and will be Celebrated after it is complete on April 12th, with more info to come! 

Reflecting on Last Month: Your Insights Matter!

In February, we celebrated acts of kindness. Share your experiences: How did our previous mental health blog post on kindness impact your family? We value your feedback and ideas.

Nurturing a Positive Mindset: Tips for Students

Students, let's embrace positivity:

  • Gratitude Practice: Start your day by listing three things you're grateful for. It could be as simple as a sunny day, a delicious breakfast, or spending time with friends. This practice shifts your focus to the good things in life and sets a positive tone for the day ahead.
  • Positive Affirmations: Repeat positive statements about yourself and your abilities. Remind yourself that you're capable, resilient, and worthy of success. These affirmations help rewire your brain, replacing self-doubt with self-belief.
  • Surround Yourself with Positivity: Choose friends and mentors who radiate positivity and support your goals. Seek out inspiring books, podcasts, or YouTube channels that uplift and motivate you. Surrounding yourself with positivity creates an environment that fuels your growth and optimism.
  • Challenge Negative Thoughts: Catch those negative thoughts and challenge them with positive alternatives. Instead of saying, "I can't do it," reframe it as "I am capable of learning and growing." Train your mind to see possibilities instead of roadblocks.

Connect with Our Student Advocacy Counsellors: Reach Out for Support

Need guidance or wish to discuss well-being? Our Student Advocacy Counsellors are here for you. Contact Ms. Bernicki at or call 780-594-5623. Let's continue our journey of positivity and empowerment together.

Here's to a March filled with sunshine-filled thoughts, empowering moments, and a tapestry of positivity. Let's nurture our minds and radiate the brilliance within!

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