Conn Wellness Committee News



The Conn wellness committee is currently working on some exciting new initiatives for 2019:


               
             
               GIRLS ON THE RUN
                    We hope to have a Girls on the Run program starting at Conn this spring. 
                    For more information on the program, visit:  https://www.girlsontherun.org/
                    If you'd like to help with developing our team, please email Maggie 
                    Fyfe at wellness@connpta.org.




WALK/BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY
In October Conn hosted another successful Walk to School Day. While many Conn families walk every day, this special day is designed to bring national, and even worldwide, attention to the role taking an active route to school can play in student  health and achievement. We partner with Safe Routes to School North Carolina 
(https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/safety/safe-routes-school/Pages/default.aspxto bring attention to pedestrian safety and walkability in our school communities. This May, Conn will participate in Bike to School Day! Please plan to join us!






WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS!
The Wellness Committee plans to host "Wellness Wednesdays" this spring. Stay tuned for details!




SUGAR AWARENESS
We will also be creating an initiative to bring attention to the amount 
of added sugars students consume in the foods they may eat each day. For   

an introduction to added sugars, please visit this Centers for Disease                 


OUR OUTDOOR GARDEN
Finally, we will be working with Conn teachers to find out how they use 
our outdoor class and garden space and to find ways to better support 
staff and students in benefiting from our outdoor resources at Conn
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If you'd like to volunteer for the wellness committee, we'd love to have you! 

 Committee Chair:  Maggie Fyfe - wellness@connpta.org