Living a Healthy Life
For the at-home program, 15 minutes of continuous “Go” activity is equal to one mile. Signs of “Go” activities are red face, sweating, fast heart rate, and heavy breathing. Feel free to print the Family Activity Log to keep track of your student’s miles, but do NOT return it to the P.E. teachers. Instead, once 25 miles are completed, please fill out the Walk Across America Google Form. The P.E. teachers will receive notification of your student’s miles completed. Mileage tracking needs to be accurate to make it equal for everyone. These should be specific activities set aside for exercise. Students can turn in a MAXIMUM of 25 miles per week.
For the at-school program, students receive individualized “Stride Track” cards with their specific name and bar code. Please remind your student to leave this card in their backpacks, so they have it each morning. At morning recess, Safety Patrol members will scan the students card for each lap completed around the walking track. The scanner information is downloaded and student progress is tallied through the runner management program called “Stride Track,” which is funded through the “Schools for Healthy Lifestyles” grant program.
Students will be recognized at Friday Fanfare (school wide assembly) and awarded one necklace (per year) and toe tokens for the milestones they reach.
Your student participates in Physical Education classes twice a week for 30 minutes and one Health class per week. In Physical Education, students learn nationally recognized curricula such as SPARK and CATCH. It is mandatory that students come dressed for success and safety. Tennis shoes are required for their P.E. days. Sandals, boots and fancy shoes are not acceptable.
“Intelligence and skill and can only function at the peak of their capacity if the body is healthy and strong.”~John. F. Kennedy
First through fourth grades learn about proper nutrition through recognized curricula such as CATCH Nutrition and Healthy Kids Challenge.
First through fourth grades learn about injury prevention with Risk Watch Curriculum.
First through fourth grades learn about tobacco use prevention with CATCH F.A.C.T.S. curriculum and dental hygiene with ADA curriculum.
Third grade learns about diabetes with CATCH P.A.S.T. curriculum.