5 minute Activities!!!

Create a food rainbow! The more colorful our fruits and veggies, the more nutritious. Have students try for three colors during lunch!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It is time for our Spring Activity Challenge: Fire Up Your Feet

The WOW Employee Wellness Committee has partnered with Fire Up Your Feet for our May activity challenge.  

The challenge is open for both Individual Staff and for whole school participation.  All staff can sign up to track their activity May 1- 31st  and the top three will win a fit bit or a massage gift certificates! 

Schools with the top levels of participation for staff and students could win up to $2000 to increase wellness throughout their school!  Staff, students, and families are all invited to join!

What counts for the activity tracking:
· PE class
· BrainBreaks
· Treadmarks
· Jog-A-thons
· walking to school
· weekend activity
· walking your dog
· staff yoga/zumba classes
· walking or running groups
· ANY Activity counts!! Just get up and move!

This is a challenge for both staff and students to log ALL activity both at school and at home for prizes and incentives.  Track for yourself, family, or for a whole group!

How to get started:
1.     Register at http://or.fireupyourfeet.org/
2.     Add groups participants  http://or.fireupyourfeet.org/tracker/activity
3.     Log activity!

   

Attend an Employee Wellness fitness class with us!!

Check out our Spring 2016 flyer for classes, resources, and your building rep.  

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Annual Wellness Policy Assessment and Presention to the School Board

Every year, the Wellness Committee reviews the Wellness Policy implementation across the district.  We identify ares of success and areas that need more resources.  School are working hard to create healthy eating and active living for our students in every building.  Each building has identified a Wellness Focus to work towards.

The assessment data and presentation is attached.  The Wellness Committee would love to share our work with you and hear your feedback and ideas.  Everyone is welcome to attend out Wellness Committee meetings as well.  Our last two meetings this year are on April 27th and May 25th at 3:45-4:45 in the Cascade Room at the District Office.

Healthy Happenings from the WOW Employee Wellness Committee

The February Personal Wellness Challenge has ended and thanks to everyone for participating and taking a minute for your own wellness during your hectic days!  33% of the Centennial Staff participated and a huge shout out to ITC for 100% participation!

Congrats to all the weekly winners as well as our District Winners!
Fit Bit Winner:  Mary Mannen from CHS
Massage Winner: Chelsey Maciag from Parklane

Thanks to all of our Centennial Shamrock Run Team 1010! It was a fun and rainy run!
Challenge Fit bit winner:  Tory Shoff form Parklane

Congrats everyone!!

Our next all staff physical activity challenge will be the May Fire Up Your Feet challenge for both Staff and Students!!  Check out http://or.fireupyourfeet.org/ to register and get set up. 

WOW Class Schedule
Location
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
CMS
Yoga Fit 4-5 pm      (Instructor: Karen)          Starts: Jan.  25th    Upstairs FOX Team Area




CHS
 Water Aerobics
CHS Pool
$4 drop in fee
7-8pm (Instructor Ellan)
Gentle Yoga for care-givers  4-5 pm  (Instructor: Caitlin)         Starts: Jan 12th       Music Room

Cross fit:3:30-4:15 CHS Weight Room MUST RSVP
 Water Aerobics
CHS Pool
$4 drop in fee
7-8pm (Instructor Ellan)

Weight Watchers6:30-7:00 am     Community Room

Cross fit:3:30-4:15 CHS Weight Room MUST RSVP
Oliver
Zumba 4:15-5:15  pm (Instructor: Victoria)  Oliver Gym


Open Basketball              4:15- 6:30   Oliver Gym
  
Parklane



Yoga Fit 4-5 pm (Instructor: Karen)  library



Monday, February 22, 2016

Healthy Happenings around the District!

WOW Employee Wellness:  We are finishing up Week 3 of our February Staff Wellness Challenges!  Congratulations to everyone who is a participating and there is still a week left to meet your personal goals and be entered into the District wide drawing for a Fit Bit Charge!


District Drawing for February Challenge and the Shamrock Run challenge will be on March 9th!!

Yoga Class Update:  Gentle Yoga at CHS has moved to 4:30 on Tuesday and will be in room 130.  You will be able to enter CHS through the front door. 

Join us for Monday Yoga at CMS or Thursday Yoga at Parklane as well as Zumba on Mondays at Oliver.  Also check out the Water Aerobics on Mondays and Wednesdays 7-8 pm $4 drop in fee.  I heard the water temp is perfect!

Have ideas, suggestions or Questions about WOW?  Talk with your building rep or contact Julie Mack!

Wellness Committee: The annual Wellness Policy Assessment report is March 9th! We will be reporting to the school board about all the great work Centennial Staff does everyday to support student health and wellness.  Schools identified a building wellness focus to encourage students to drink water, be more physically activity, and to eat healthy nutritious foods. 

The CMS Wellness Team is encouraging students to drink more water by fundraising for a new chilled, filtered, water fountain with bottle filler!  They are selling “Property of Centennial” water bottles for $5!



Share your stories, favorite cafeteria foods, or classroom physical activity with the wellness committee!  Send stories to Julie Mack. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Working On Wellness Updates


The Employee Wellness grant from OEA Choice Trust has been funded for another year! We will continue our activity classes, financial wellness, and nutrition resources.  Your WOW committee is working hard to continue supporting you at work as well as to create new ways to support your wellness at work! 

WOW Class Schedule
Location
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
CMS
Yoga Fit 4-5 pm       (Instructor: Karen)           Starts: Jan.  25th    Upstairs FOX Team Area




CHS
 Water Aerobics
CHS Pool
$4 drop in fee
7-8pm
Gentle Yoga for care-givers  4-5 pm                       (Instructor: Caitlin)          Starts: Jan 12th       Music Room
 Water Aerobics
CHS Pool
$4 drop in fee
7-8pm

Weight Watchers 6:30-7:00 am      Community Room
Oliver
Zumba 4:15-5:15  pm (Instructor: Victoria)       Starts: Jan. 11                Oliver Gym


Open Basketball 4:15-6:30                               Oliver Gym
  
Parklane



Yoga Fit 4-5 pm (Instructor: Karen)   Music Room              Starts: January 21st 

Other classes that will be offered soon:
Financial Wellness Classes                      series of 2-3
Nutrition Classes                                         series of 2-3 classes
Understanding Trauma and the Brain                                           series of 3 @ Parklane
To find out more:  Check out the Healthy Happenings blog on the District Intranet under Other Info.  Check in with your building WOW Representative.  Keep an eye out for the Winter 2016 WOW newsletter in your box!

Upcoming All Staff February Challenge:  Are your New Year’s Resolution starting to lose their luster?  Do you need a small wellness jump start?  Each week through February, chose a simple wellness goal to track and submit your completed card to your building WOW rep for a weekly drawing and for a district drawing!  5 Chances to win and the District winners will receive a fit bit or a massage gift certificate.  Keep an eye on your mailbox for your Personal Wellness Challenge Card.

Weight Watchers enrollment is happening now:  Join us at CHS between 6:30 and 7 am in the community room on Friday January 22nd to sign up.  Just bring your OEBB insurance card. If you cannot make it, contact Julie Mack to get more information. 


Any questions, ideas, or comments, please contact your building rep or Julie Mack @ Julie_mack@csd28j.org or 971-533-9958 .  Thanks everyone and take care of you!