Remington Elementary School Wellness
RES Success Story for 2022-2023
During the 2022-2023 school year, our wellness committee was able to support the implementation of thirty-eight calm centers in classrooms school-wide. The feedback from staff who piloted these calm centers in 2021-2022 (12 classrooms), said that these centers provided students with a place to safely and positively regulate their emotions within the classroom environment. Our wellness team. By the end of May 2023, we will have implemented emotional regulation centers (calm corners) for student emotional well being in 80% of classrooms. These centers will provide students the opportunity to regulate and manage their feelings in a healthy and safe way in their classrooms. This initiative will support students’ emotional wellbeing. These centers will provide students with a space to regulate emotions and use healthy coping skills. This incentive will be available to all students as a school-wide emotional support system.
Additionally as we continue to work on wellness, our wellness committee focused on continuing to support the Remington staff zen/recharge room. With wellness funds we were able to update this space. This space provides staff with an opportunity to focus on self-care and use healthy coping strategies to help reduce stress. Our staff zen/recharge room provides a quiet, calm, restful atmosphere to provide a chance to “reset.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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.
This year Remington Elementary school started the school year by implementing Restorative Practice Community Circles. The purpose of community circles is to help students and staff build relationships and create community. Community circles are occurring daily in our classes. To help support this initiative, our school applied and was awarded the CDE Wellness Mini grant to help buy circle topics to support this.