Remington Elementary School Wellness
2019-2020 Remington Wellness Story
As we continue working and focusing on building community at Remington Elementary School, our wellness team decided to provide staff with Mind Yeti. Mind Yeti is an online program that focuses on Mindfulness. Providing this resource allows students, parents, and staff to have access to this resource to support student emotional wellbeing as well as supporting our school efforts in community building. Mind Yeti was implemented by some classroom teachers during 3rd quarter and it is now being utilized schoolwide during E-Learning.
What students are saying...
“It is good to help me focus and to be kind. I like using the breathing when I get stuck. The breathing is good when I have too much stuff.” - Isabella (5th)
“It (Mind Yeti) taught me that when you are mad you can make many other choices to calm down.” Chase (3rd)
“I learned to slow down and breathe with my eyes closed. It will help me stay calm when I'm having a rough time.” - Dublyn (3rd)
“Mindfulness can help me to relax. It also helps me clear my mind. And, it helps me handle strong emotions.” Isabella (4th)
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.