Remington Elementary School Wellness
As we continue working on student health and wellness at Remington Elementary School, this year our Coordinated School Health (CSH) team decided to support a school wide healthy fundraiser. Our CSH team made the decision to provide the school with startup funds to help kick start this event. The CSH team chose to target family engagement as our main focus of improvement and determined this event would meet our needs. The Remington Elementary School Boosterthon was held on March 9th. This was one of our largest school family engagement projects to help raise funds for our school. The Boosterthon provided a fun and healthy way to do a school fundraiser in which all students and families could participate. Students participated in character education class and fitness lessons lead by two energetic Boosterthon team members prior to our fun run. We had a total of 532 students walk or run laps on the day of our Fun Run, which equaled 95% of participation. It was exciting to see our Remington community work together to help raise money for teacher grants. Not only did we meet our fundraiser goal, but also the students, families, and staff had an incredible time participating in this event. This experience was such a huge success that we plan to do it again for the 2016-2017!
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 email@example.com for additional information.
A sample of the Curriculum Food Request Form is available here.
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 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.
- 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.