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Eagle Healthy Kids Week is Mon., May 8 to Fri., May 12

Filed in Archive by on May 4, 2017

To help our students understand and experience the benefits of nurturing their bodies and minds in fun and challenging ways, we have planned the following activities during Healthy Kids Week:

All week long – May 8 to May 12


  • Healthy Choice Tickets – Make healthy choices and be entered to win a prize. The class with the most tickets wins an extra recess. For more details click here.
  • Regional Food Bank Backpack Drive – ** Please send in an item for the Regional Food Back Backpack Drive. They feed children who otherwise could not afford it. See the below list of items:
    • Canned meals
      • Beef stew, ravioli, spaghetti O’s
      • Macaroni & cheese, canned soup
      • Peanut butter, jelly (in plastic jar)
      • Chili, tuna fish
    • Cereal/granola bars, oatmeal packets
    • Juice boxes
    • Graham crackers, cookie or cracker snack packs

*Note: If you are unable to view the above document, please contact Margaret Carroll at the Eagle main office at 694-8825.

Move-it Monday – May 8


  • Healthy Steps – Walk, run or jog in our field along a course laid out by our PE Teacher Mrs. Charvat. She will tally each class’ total steps, and each class that surpasses their pre-set total will win prizes! All week in PE class.
  • Pop-in Yoga Classes – Some classes will participate in 20 minute mini yoga and meditation classes to learn how to stretch, breathe, twist and relax away school stress.

Tasting Tuesday – May 9


  • Healthy Snacks – Send your child in with a new, healthy snack for class snack time (ex: cucumber slices, snap peas, carrots, apples, egg salad on whole wheat cracker, etc.)
  • Pop-in Yoga Classes – Some classes will participate in 20 minute mini yoga and meditation classes to learn how to stretch, breathe, twist and relax away school stress.
  • Recess Fun – YMCA staff will be at Eagle on Tuesday, May 9 for each grade’s recess period for fun activities to get us moving.

Walking (or biking) Wednesday – May 10


  • Try walking or biking where you need to go today – Try your own two legs (or wheels) to get to and from school! Of course, safety is paramount so walk in a group with parents and friends. Wear a helmet when on a bike, skateboard, etc. If walking to school is not possible, take a walk after school to the store, the library or just around your neighborhood.
  • Kids Cooking Classes – Classes will be offered throughout the day by Price Chopper Nutritionist Jodie Fitz and Price Chopper’s Kids Cooking Club. Learn about choosing healthy foods at the grocery store and how to prepare (and taste) healthful snacks!

Check out Jodie’s cookbooks! They’re perfect for experimental kitchen fun & filled with easy, but delicious recipes. To order one of Jodie’s cookbooks click here.

*Note: If you are unable to view the above document, please contact Margaret Carroll at the Eagle main office at 694-8825.

Thankful Thursday – May 11


  • Random Acts of Kindness – Work extra hard to perform random acts of kindness today!
  • Pop-in Yoga Classes – Some classes will participate in 20 minute mini yoga and meditation classes to learn how to stretch, breathe, twist and relax away school stress.

Fresh Air Friday – May 12


  • Enjoy the Outdoors – Get outside and enjoy some fresh air, anytime, before school, recess or after school!

Stay Involved Saturday – May 13


  • Gardening 101 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Help prepare the Eagle garden for planting. Bring work gloves or a shovel or just yourself and be prepared to make a difference!

For more information on Healthy Kids Week, visit our Healthy Kids Committee webpage here