Initiatives to Promote Healthy Eating & Fitness
Library- Librarian noted that there is a collection of books that promote health and wellness
Cafeteria- celebrated Apple Crunch Day. All students who ate an apple got to put their name on an apple and hang it on an apple tree around the serving line area.
Grade K- Healthy nutritional snacks advised through a weekly parent newsletter and at parent's night. Class discussion about the variety of snacks each day with extra good/healthy snacks openly celebrated. Teacher models for students with her snack.
Grade 1- Personal hygiene taught and reviewed ie. Sneezing, tissues, frequent handwashing. Letter sent home on healthy snacks at recess. Teacher points out when someone has a "delicious and nutritious" snack. Disinfecting wipes to clean tables every Friday. Students love to help clean!
Grade 2- Parent invited to class to teach about water and good hydration. Students took a short quiz and received water and gatorade. They loved it!
Grade 3- Discuss healthy snacks at the beginning of the year and why they are important. Review what snacks are the best "brain food". These are the only ones allowed to be eaten at snack.
Grade 3- Exercise 3x a week for several minutes- jogging in place, jumping jacks, walk quickly around the room.
Grade 4- In classroom newsletter, students and parents are encouraged to visit places connected to their learning ie. Museums, Indian reservation, nature center- get moving instead of so much T.V. Also encouraged to go outside to seek out and collect things for science units.
Grade 5- Review of handwashing, making good choices, AIDS, etc.
Nurse- monthly newsletter with emphasis on safety, physical activity, and nutrition. Flyer sent home in Oct. regarding Pa. Apple Crunch Day. Ongoing teaching with individual students in health room about health and hygiene issues. Dental classes with emphasis on safety (helmets and mouthguards), good vs. poor snacks, etc.
Health & Physical Education
Pre-Testing Fitness Levels for Spring Fitness Tests
Fit-Family, after school fitness based program
“STAY ACTIVE…STAY HEALTHY” PROGRAM
- 12 Days of Fitness during the Month of December
Project ACES- World’s Largest Exercise Class to promote healthy living
Go for the Greens!
INFO SHEET 1.A
I would like to welcome all parents, teachers, and students to “Fit-Family.” The 1st Pfaff Elementary after school fitness program. This program will be fitness based and focus on enhancing the five fitness components; Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility, Cardiovascular Endurance, and Body Composition.
This program is for all students, parents, teachers, and staff that have an interest in improving their health & fitness.
The name “Fit-Family” is from the family of students at Pfaff, the family of teachers and staff at Pfaff, and the families of Pfaff students. Together we all make up a community of learning and growing.
The program will run 3 days per week, beginning at 3:35 pm, and will end at 4:50 pm. Each day will vary in activity, but will maintain a fitness base. The format will consist of the following:
All fitness levels are welcome, accommodated and encouraged to participate. Each day will have a variety of intensity levels.
The schedule, with the focus of the day will be posted a month in advance in the Pfaff Newsletter, posted on Mr. Filoon’s QCSD website (Coming Soon!), and posted outside of the gymnasium on the HPE Bulletin Board.
The first day of “Fit-Family” will be on Wednesday, November 9, 2005. Please check the “Fit-Family” calendar for activities and dates.
List of “Fit-Family” Activities:
Sports (Basketball, Soccer, etc) Kickboxing
Fitness Circuits Survivor Challenge’s
Hiking Group Exercise
Yoga Body Pump
Walking Core Strength Conditioning
You will need: Sneakers, comfortable shorts and shirt, a water bottle (If you want), and a mind set of effort!
If you have any questions please contact me at the following:
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 529-2865
INFO SHEET 1.B
To Parents and Guardians,
On the weekend of April 7th-9th, 2006 your children have a chance to participate in a “Stay Active... Stay Healthy,” school project. This project will consist of exercise and activity that they will perform individually or with their family. Students and family members may choose any exercise or activity from the Activity Pyramid on the opposite side of this letter.
This project is to promote a healthy lifestyle in our students and their families. With the warming weather and summer becoming closer there is more opportunity for students and their families to engage in a variety of activities.
Students will also need to complete a Health questionnaire with their family. This questionnaire will help students improve their understanding that “Staying Active is Staying Healthy.”
The “Stay Active...Stay Healthy” questionnaire should be returned to school on Monday April 10th, 2006. Each student’s questionnaire will be posted in the hallway by the gymnasium for all to see the activities that our students and families like to perform.
Thank you very much for your help and participation!
Kevin G. Filoon
Health & Physical Education
List the activities that you and your families performed:
Discuss with your family and list reasons why exercise and activity are important to you and your body:
Write your First and Last name and Favorite activity that you performed with your family:
INFO SHEET 1.C
April 24, 2006
To: PFAFF Elementary
From: Kevin G. Filoon
The month of May is National Physical Fitness & Sports month. I wanted to take a moment to inform you about the Annual National Health & Physical Fitness program “Project ACES” (ACES= All Children Exercising Simultaneously). Project ACES began in 1989 by Len Saunders, Health & Physical Education Teacher in
On May 4, 2006
This year PFAFF will be participating in a class jog. There will be a track mapped out on the playground and the field. Each class will need to sign-up for times to participate in the walk.
We are going to post a map of the