Patriot Learning Center Wellness

Patriot Learning Center had many wellness accomplishments during the 2014-2015 school year that benefited the physical education department, and the school overall.  PLC was awarded the NFL Play 60 grant and Kaiser Permanente grant. These grants included the fitness gram CDs and skin fold calipers, so that students were able to be assessed as a class.  As part of the grant, the students were able to monitor heart rates with the monitors during each physical education class. The wrist monitors also help detect the target heart ranges for each student.

The staff team building trip at Glenwood Springs was a huge success in October 2014. The staff trip included completion of the high ropes course, climbing the rock wall, and the zip line across the river.  The staff experienced, on the final day, hiking the path to Hanging Lake.  This was a terrific way to continue bonding staff relationships and build upon the importance of "Team Work".

Wellness Policy Overview

District 49's wellness policy and supporting guidelines focus on improving the health of students. Anyone interested in serving on the districtwide wellness advisory council, should email wellness@d49.org for additional information.

Nutrition for classroom parties, celebrations, classroom rewards, fundraisers

  • All food items must be store-bought with the nutrition information showing the product is 100 calories or less, 0 grams of trans fat.
  • No candy or sodas are allowed.
  • Birthday celebrations with treats must follow the wellness policy's guidelines.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables are excluded from calorie and sugar limits.
  • Food prepared in a private home may not be served at school to students because knowledge of ingredients, sanitation, preparation, and temperature of food in storage or transit is not available. In addition, quality and sanitation standards cannot be controlled.


Healthy Snack Ideas Under 100 Calories

Non-Food Celebration Ideas

Cascadian Farm Kid Sized Oatmeal Raisin Bar

Smencils (smell good pencils)

Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Goldfish 100 Calorie Pack

Glow Sticks

Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn 


6” Banana decorated with Sharpie and/or stickers


Stretch Island Fruit Leather


Applesauce on the Go 

Post its in fun shapes

Fruit cups in 100% juice

Play dough

Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps

Stress balls

Minute Maid Kids + Minis 100% Juice Box

Seeds for planting 

Trader Joe’s Apple + Banana Fruit Bar

Lead a Dance Break

Our commitment to physical activity

  • Physical education is provided in elementary, middle and high school.
  • Strenuous physical activity is not used (e.g. running laps, pushups) as punishment.
  • Generally, students should not be required to “sit out” any part of recess as punishment unless there is a safety concern.
  • Elementary school students will have a minimum of 30-minutes daily of physical activity. Recess for 1⁄2 day Kindergarten will be determined at those individual buildings.  Physical activity can include recess, physical education classes, fitness breaks, active classroom activities, exercise programs, or active field trips.