Middle and High School Announcements - June Sun safety
Did you know that even animals practice sun
protection! Chimpanzees avoid the midday sun and hippos secrete
pink-coloured oil that acts like a sunscreen to protect their skin from
sunburn. Let’s all practice sun protection and wear sunscreen.
- June is
sun safety month. Do you know that sunscreen should be used in combination
with covering up, wearing a wide-brimmed hat or hard hat with brim and
using neck flap, wearing UV protective
eyewear, seeking shade,
and staying out of the sun whenever possible
- Did you
know that it is never too late to apply sunscreen.
But, it can be absorbed better if you put it on ahead of time. It is
recommended to use sunscreen
as part of your preparation for the day, just like brushing your teeth and
combing your hair.
usually think of sunburn as something that happens when we are laying out
on the beach. But did you know more of us get sunburnt during day-to-day
activities like hanging clothes on the line, weekend BBQs or heading
outside to grab lunch? We might not think of these everyday moments as
times we need sun protection, but this “incidental” UV damage also
contributes to our risk of cancer. Remember to cover up and apply
- Did you
know that your skin is like a memory bank – it remembers all the sunburns,
all the tans and all the time you were exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet
(UV) radiation, without sun protection. Over time, this UV damage can
result in premature ageing, damage to your eyes, sunspots, and ultimately,
skin cancer. Protect your skin this summer.
is no such thing as a safe tan – whether from the sun or a tanning bed.
Tanning is sign of your skin cells in trauma and the more your skin is
exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the greater your risk of skin cancer . Protect your skin by
slipping on clothing, slop on suncreen, slap on a hat, seek shade and
slide on sunglasses.
you know that you can get burnt on windy, cloudy and cool days, as
ultraviolet (UV) radiation can penetrate clouds, and may even be more
intense due to reflection off the bottom of the clouds. Don’t just protect
your skin in the sun.
and moisturizer that contain sunscreen do offer protection from the sun’s
UV but not for the whole day – for example, if you have a cosmetic with SPF30
it will only be effective for up to two hours. To make sure you have
continued protection for your skin you will need to reapply sunscreen
every two hours and use other sun protection throughout the day. Also, be
aware that most cosmetic products offer protection that is much lower than
the recommended minimum of SPF30.
your skin turns brown, it is a sign of sun damage, even if there is
no redness or peeling. It’s your skin’s way of trying to protect
itself because UV rays are damaging living cells. Tanning without burning
can also cause premature skin ageing and skin cancer. Remember to slip,
slop, slap, seek and slide during the daily sun protection times.
you know that Glass reduces, but does not completely block,
transmission of UV radiation, so you can still get burnt if you
spend a long time in the car or behind a window when the UV is
high. More commonly however people are burnt in cars with the
windows down, where they can be exposed to high levels of UV
are many positive effects of the sun including warmth, light and enhancing
people’s mood. However, it is important to keep in mind that sun rays are
strongest from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - so, remember to seek shade when you’re
outside. A hat is one of the best ways to create shade wherever you need
- June is sun safety month. Another
way to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun is to cover up
during outdoor activities. Wear long sleeve shirts and pants,wide brim
hats and sunglasses with 100% UV protection. You’ll look great and you’ll
be protecting yourself at the same time.
- Not only do you need to
protect your skin from the sun you also need to protect your eyes. Wear
sunglasses with 100% UV protection to help prevent damage to your eyes.. Remember
to keep your shades on when you’re out.
- We are promoting sun safety
this month. Do you know that most skin cancers can be cured if caught
early enough? Get to know your skin and check it regularly. This way
you’ll be able to detect any changes early and have your doctor check to
see if it is normal or not. Start looking today and know the location and
appearance of moles and birthmarks.
Dear 16 year-old me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUcxMezM
http://www.sunsmart.com.au/tools/videos/past-tv-campaigns/wes-bonnys-story-family-and-friends-past.html 1:33 minutes
New Community Fundraiser
A new community fundraiser will be taking place in Burtt’s
Corner in the next few weeks. This is an exciting venture as the school will be
partnering with the Lion’s Club and has the potential to raise a lot of money
for our school and our community. We are SUPER EXCITED and can’t wait to tell
you all about it! Stay tuned….
Middle Level Dance
Middle level Dance-Thursday, April 25th from 6
pm to 8 pm. $4.00 to get in. $2.00 per pizza slice and $1.00 for a refreshment.
Please do not drop your child off prior to 5:55 pm and please be at the school,
in the parking lot, by 7:50pm for pick up. Dance ends at 8pm.
Top 10 for the Staples Technology Grant
As you may know, or may not know, our school came in the top 10 for the
Staples technology grant worth $20 000 from all across Canada. Thank you to all
that helped with this grant. Unfortunately we did not get this grant…YET,
however it was a HUGE accomplishment to just get into the top 10. We will try again next year