News from Nurse Stephanie

Physical Activity

Regular physical activity should be part of our student’s everyday routine. Physical activity is important to help children build strong bones, control weight and reduce the risk of developing life-long health conditions. Inactivity can lead to childhood obesity, low bone density, and risk for developing type 2 diabetes. According to the CDC, students who are physically active had better grades, attendance, cognitive performance and classroom behaviors.

The CDC recommends children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 years old do 60 minutes or more of physical activity daily. These activities should suit the child’s age and stage of development. A good way to encourage your child to get regular physical activity is to keep it fun and have a variety of activities. This can be structured, such as organized sports or unstructured like playing on the playground, walking/jogging and swimming. References: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/facts.htm

 

If you need to bring in medicines to school, please do so this week. Adults should park and then walk in the medicine. Please do not park in the morning car line. Medicine should never be sent in with a student.