Thursday, May 6th, 2021

Spring has sprung and hope is in the air, but not everyone is feeling peachy. According to scientists, putting negative feelings into words can help us understand and regulate negative emotional experiences. In short, the best thing you can do with unpleasant emotions is not to numb them, but to name them. Today we will look at 3 ways to calm your inner world with words. Here’s how:

Check in with yourself: Take a second and do a quick, silent check-in with yourself. Ask yourself “What I am feeling right now?” What is the word that best describes it? If you’re feeling anxious, name it, internally. Say to yourself “I feel anxious.”  If you’re feeling angry, say that too. Even if you’re simply feeling calm, say that.

Now get precise: When you get specific and find the precise word or words to describe the emotion, you will get closer to what you’re actually feeling. Find multiple words, synonyms or nuances, to describe the emotion. 

Make a note of it: Write yourself a message about what you’re feeling. It could be a quick note on your phone, on the back of a napkin or on a little yellow sticky.

Attention Grade 10 & 11 Students! You are invited to a Food Zoom Presentation and/or a Tech Ed Zoom presentation todaySee Career Centre website or Ms. Carter, Career Advisor, in the counselling centre for details​.

Interact’s project, Claws for a Cause, is selling McMath themed hoodies & pins designed by our members! All proceeds will be donated to the Union Gospel Mission to help the at-risk community affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Scan the QR code on the posters around the school for the order form. Don’t forget to follow our Instagram @mcmath.clawsforacause for more information!

Don't know what to give your mother for Mother's Day? Join Multicultural Club today at 4:00 pm on Zoom. We will be learning about Mother's Day and making a Mother's Day gift. Check MS Teams for information on where to pick up your supplies. The Zoom link can be found on MS Teams.

This Friday at 3:10 pm, the Science Club is holding a fire tornado and coloured flame lab! Come and learn about why flames have different colours when chemicals are added. Sign up on MS Teams before noon on May 7th. You can also email @mcmathscienceclub@gmail.com

The First Responder Executive Team applications are now available! Digital applications can be found in our MS Teams files and physical copies can be picked up in the office. They are due on Friday, May 14th. No prior certification is required to apply. Join our team to gain first aid knowledge, volunteer hours, and leadership skills.

Richmond Hope for Hospitals is collecting payments this week for the RHFH cookbook! There will be a table in front of the counselling area and in front of the office for you to drop off your donationsIf you ordered a book, please make sure to come by sometime this week from 2:50 pm to 3:10 pm.  If you haven't ordered yet, pre-orders are still open, so be sure to get yours to support the Richmond Hospital Foundation.

Congratulations to Wednesday’s winners for Student Council’s Star Wars Trivia. Winners will be contacted by the end of the week. Thank you to everyone who played, and be sure to check out the trivia today on @mcmathstuco’s Instagram.

Its Spirit Week! Today is Tropical Thursday and tomorrow is Disney Day.