Many of you may have noticed that we have some exciting new things happening at Cotswold during physical activity time this year. Our school has been hand chosen to participate in a Federal Grant awarded by the United States Department of Education. This program, Achieve 225, will focus on your child getting the appropriate amount of physical activity during each school day, as well as, getting additional education on healthy nutrition.
This grant will provide our students with many opportunities related to health and nutrition. For example, we have received equipment to be used on the playground during physical activity time (recess). In addition, we will have three different nutrition curriculums that are web-based and can be used in the classroom and at home. These technology sites also have a parent page where you can learn new recipes for healthy meals and snacks. Another benefit is that some of our students may be chosen to wear pedometers. These are worn on the waistband and count the steps the children take. Our kids get to wear them for four days at school and at home. Our staff will be wearing them too!
There will be additional information coming out about this program in the weeks to come, but wanted you to have a high-level overview. I hope everyone is having a great first week!