Plympton Health & Wellness Council
2018/2019 UPDATE ON INITIATIVES
Hike it, Plympton!
Our first hike of the school year is coming up quickly! Join us rain or shine for a hike through Prospect Hill Part, October 8 at 10:30 am.
Plympton Health and Wellness Night
We will continue our tradition of inviting health related community groups and businesses to share their knowledge, goods and talents. Your health and wellness related contacts can reach out to Donnie at DonLucente@yahoo.com for more details.
Plympton Community Garden
We have a growing unit outside of the library which is used to grow our very own garden! The produce is harvested and used for lunch every three weeks! Parents, grandparents, family members, staff and community members are welcome to join the gardening team. Contact Jen Renaud at JLRenaud40@gmail.com if you are interested.
Plympton Walk-to-school Days
Walking to school is a great way to get in some fresh air and exercise. Every Friday in October is Walk to School Day! Please remember to bring your slip to enter into the content for the Golden and Silver Shoes!
Health and Wellness Resources
Come check out the health and wellness resources newly available in the school library! Here students of all ages can read about ways to keep their bodies growing, healthy and safe. New health and wellness resources are also available in the school nursing office. Tons of topics to choose from. Help us spread the word to students!
Teacher and Staff Wellness
Our health and wellness initiatives are not just for students and their families. We are about to kick off some fun and educational programs for Plympton teachers and staff. Keep your eyes and ears peeled as our teachers walk across America, munch of healthy snacks and share some tricks on how to incorporate movement and relaxation in the classroom.
Standing desks promote use of core muscles, increase caloric burn and can enhance learning engagement. Special thanks to Ergotron who donated two high quality standing desks for use in a pilot with Plympton students. Mrs. O’Brien’s 5th grade students will be the first to provide feedback on how standing desks work for them. We look forward to sharing this experience and hope to add more standing desks for student use soon.
Special thanks to Belmont Savings Bank who provided a grant to Plympton Elementary School PTO Health and Wellness Council and helped us make these initiatives possible.
Want to get involved? Contact us at our new email address: PlymptonHWC@gmail.com