Health & Wellness

One of my favorite jobs at my school is my role of “Health and Wellness Coordinator.”

Here are a few things I’m proud of:

2010/2011: We had our first annual “Family Fun and Fitness Night.”  We have been going strong with one or two of these nights a year for the past 3 years now.

2011/2012: We added our first “Walking School Bus.”  Students and parents joined staff to walk to school from “bus stops” around our neighborhoods.  We are now up to 2 of these events a year, and many parents talk of these days as reminders of how great it is to start the day with a walk to school.  It has reduced traffic in our busy neighborhood and promoted healthy lifestyles.

2012/2013: We added a “May Marathon.” For 2 weeks in May, students clocked minutes of exercise.  Every 10 minutes of exercise was equal to a mile.  For every five miles exercised, students earned a charm on a necklace.  If a student earned 5 charms, they were celebrated as having completed a marathon.  Many parents wrote or told stories of how well this initiative worked to remind the whole family of the benefits of exercise.

Planned for 2013/2014: All of the above, with the addition of a teacher file in our school server of websites, apps, and ideas for promoting healthy lifestyles in the school.  We would also like to establish a bulletin board for photos of students and staff engaged in healthy habits.



July 31, 2013 at 9:25 pm Leave a comment

Jedi Training

Jedi Training

The force is strong in you, young one.


March 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm Leave a comment

Cranberry Lake

Cranberry Lake Heroes:

Headlamps – Thanks Aunt Lisa!



S’Mores – souped up gourmet types, thanks to Juice & Amanda.

Stand-up Paddle Board.

Mt. Arab

Rainbow Falls

Lake Placid.

Ski Jumping – maybe a summer sport too, someday!

S’mores, again, oh this picture!

Uncle Matt’s fishing derby photo-trophies – our new bedroom wouldn’t be the same without them!

Thank you Netnet & Gaga and all, we loved every minute!

August 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

July (sans Cranberry Lake)

Not the best photo quality, but the vacation quality was amazing! After a great week of H2G camp, with Aunt Juice entertaining and supporting us all, we headed to the Palisades for a gracious house/dog sitting “job”.  It was decadent and luxurious, and shared with as much friends and family as we could muster.

Yes, someone here is “a little bit naked,” which he was most of the trip. Ah, summer, we love you.

Feeding Matthew’s interest in bells, belfries, clappers, etc.  What passion!

Straight to Cranberry Lake, more on this amazing Fishing Derby of a trip soon. Then home for a few days, to check in with our beautiful beaches.

Rochester visit, always full of special treats.

(Netnet is not sure her pedicure is turning out to be such a treat).

An amazing stay and visit with the Galianas.

Home again, to meet the Mets, greet the Mets!

Citi Field did not disappoint.

Can you see the Tylenol peeking out of the backpack? The boys were troopers, and a treat from the Shack Shack helped us through, but long naps followed for all.  We’ll be back to show our support, Mets!

August 4, 2012 at 8:34 pm Leave a comment

Catch-up, Again. March, April, May June



Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



Flat Stanley is HERE!


Looks like St. Maartin, but it’s Long Island in May!


Twins take on the Wilson carnival!





Ending the school year in style with Aunt Juice.

August 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

Roll Around!

Happy 3rd Birthday Matthew & Leo!

A very special Hootenany at the Roll Around kicked off the week-long birthday celebration.



Sweet Matthew & Leo, we love you with all of our hearts.  You are amazing, just the way you are.  You are 3!!




February 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

NN & GG in RVC

It was a fast, fabulous, photo-free visit, except this one:

Thanks for the fun and for all the silly books!

February 21, 2012 at 7:32 pm Leave a comment

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