Hardy Oak Hornets are “Stepping” Out!!
The Students of our Hardy Oak Wellness Committee are trying to raise money in order to purchase prize incentives for the many wellness activities we have set up for our students, staff, and parents. Our latest and greatest Wellness activity is our “Ste
HARDY OAK EL
District: NORTH EAST ISD
The Students of our Hardy Oak Wellness Committee are trying to raise money in order to purchase prize incentives for the many wellness activities we have set up for our students, staff, and parents. Our latest and greatest Wellness activity is our “Step It Up” challenge! With the money so generously donated through HEB in December, we purchased one Fitbit Flex for each classroom, one for the teachers to share on each grade level, and one for admin, cafeteria, assistants, and custodial staff. It has been great to see the ENTIRE staff working to live a healthy lifestyle together – You will hear students and custodians, teachers, administration, students in line for lunch checking on others and their number of steps so far for the day!! – We have a weekly challenge ( One student from each classroom, one teacher from each grade level etc. ) to see who puts in the most steps! Our Hardy Oak Hornets are quite “abuzz” with getting all their steps in and We are definitely seeing a fun/competitive side to our students in regards to trying to get in more steps than the adults!! ( The adults are up for the challenge too!! ) Each nine week period we continue to have a 21 Day Healthy Habits Challenge. This challenge has participants recording the fruits and vegetables they eat daily, the amount of water they drink, and the amount of sleep and exercise they get each day. With roughly 165 participants, we have participation incentives as well as a prize drawing for the staff, student, and parent that had the most points accrued throughout the 21 days. We also put together a class recess activity basket for the class with the most participation, and a basket for the class with the most parent participation. The Student Wellness Committee has set up challenge sheet – where they can challenge their teachers, friends, and parents to participate for our fourth and last healthy habits challenge of this school year. We hope that as our challenges continue and living a healthier lifestyle becomes more of a focus for students, parents, and staff, our participation in this activity continues to increase each 9 weeks! In addition to the 21 day Healthy Habits challenge, the Wellness Committee has started a “Biggest Loser” competition for interested staff members. In combination with the 21 Day Challenge, and the fitbit challenge, our staff is “shrinking” as they focus on healthier lifestyles! Our wellness committee is currently working on putting together class birthday bags that parents can purchase to celebrate their child’s birthdays, rather than bringing in sweets. Birthday pencils, erasers, and other surprises will hopefully soon be the norm to having donuts and cupcakes! Lastly, we want to focus not only on our physical well being, but also making sure that are hearts and souls are healthy. We have an acknowledgement jar that anyone can fill out a slip to put in and it will be read on the announcements by our principal. All of these ideas come straight from the students of our amazing Student Wellness Committee. Thank you in advance for your donations – We hope to make a difference in the lives of both our youth and adults in seeing the importance of taking care of our bodies.
Partial Funding Plan
If we don’t reach our funding goal… we will of course look for other fundraising opportunities, but will continue to encourage participation in ALL of our wellness activites – without the prize incentives.