Health & Wellness Assembly

CHEER ON GOOD HEALTH!

Come join us for the All School Health and Wellness Assembly at 2pm on February 6 in the Prairie gym.

We will celebrate Heart Health Month and learn how to keep our hearts healthy!   Special guests include: Village Pediatrics, Front Door Fitness, and the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders who will get the kids up to cheer, dance and move!   All are invited to this heart happy event!

Race to Nowhere

Free Special Screening
February 23rd
 
A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-sakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children’s lives.
 
This remarkable new film shines a light on the price young people pay for this “race to nowhere.” High-stakes testing has replaced meaningful teaching and learning. Cheating is commonplace. Stress related illness, depression and burnout are rampant. Many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
 
Attend the Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:30pm screening at Shawnee Mission East in the auditorium and become a part of the grassroots phenomenon that is feeding a groundswell for change.
 

Prairie Elementary exclusive registration period ends January 31st. Click this link to register now (Free – 4 ticket maximum): 

 
Please note registration will open to the public as of February 1st, 2012.
 
This film is rated PG13 and intented for adult viewing.
 
Brought to you by the Prairie Elementary PTA
 
 
 

December News from the Health and Wellness Committee:

This month the focus is on Healthy Holiday Snacks – let’s try adding a few fun and healthy treats to our Prairie Holiday Parties.  

Classroom holiday parties are always a big hit, full of festive crafts, fun games and of course sweet treats.   With the ample opportunities children get this season to eat sugary things, let’s also remember to include some healthy treats.  The classroom parties provide a nice occasion to expose children to good tasting, fun yet healthy treats.  Adding nutritious treats to celebrations can help students develop positive attitudes toward healthy food that will carry into adulthood.  And better yet, research shows that kids actually choose the colorful fruit when offered the choice.

Let’s aim for a 50/50 ratio of healthy to sweet treats and keep it fun.  Some ideas include holiday colored fruit kabobs (green/red apples or grapes), fruit snowmen, use cookie cutters to make seasonal shapes with cheese, popcorn ball snowmen, apples with yogurt dip, granola/yogurt parfaits, pretzels, chips/salsa and trail mix.  Be creative, have fun and enjoy a healthy, happy holiday!