Stetson Elementary School Wellness

  • Stetson's 2022-23 Wellness Success Story

    This year Stetson Elementary School had many successes in the area of student
    and staff wellness.
    ● Stetson purchased more all-weather umbrellas from money we received
    from UMR funding. These umbrellas can be used to help protect them
    from all different weather conditions.
    ● Stetson Elementary won the Golden Shoe for having the most
    participation in the district 4.9K run/walk event. The prize money was
    used to purchase a new microwave for the staff lounge.
    ● 3 stand umbrellas were purchased using UMR funds for sun protection at
    the picnic tables in our outdoor learning space.
    ● A punching bag and punching gloves were purchased using UMR funds
    for staff to use to release stress and for physical activity.
    ● Recess jump ropes, chinese jump ropes, yoga station spots, physical
    activity FIT sticks, kick bands, wiggle seats, and a balance board were
    purchased with Medicaid funds for student use during the school day.
    ● 142 lives were saved by the students participating in the American Heart
    Association Kids Heart Challenge and we raised over $7,104.75
    ● Stetson Elementary School (along with all the other Sand Creek feeder
    elementary schools) took part in boys and girls 3rd-5th grade youth
    basketball. Our school fielded six teams including a total of 64 players.
    ● Multiple staff members participated in the “Walktober” multi-district steps
    competition. Staff members also participated in the November gratitude
    challenge and in “Feels Like a Million” challenge in the months of April and

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 for additional information.

    A sample of the Curriculum Food Request Form is available here

    Nutrition for classroom parties, celebrations, rewards & fundraisers:

    • All food items must be store-bought with the nutrition information showing that 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 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, nor can quality and sanitation standards be controlled.
    • Fundraiser guidelines may also be found in the Wellness Policy Guidelines.

    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


    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.