Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants Awarded!

We want to send out our congratulations to those schools who received the 2014/2015 school year Fuel Up to Play 60 grants whom are also participating in the Boeing Center for Children's Wellness Checklist Competition in South Carolina School Districts. Great job teams!!
These schools include:
  • Bamberg-Erhardt Middle School (Bamberg District 1)
  • Bamberg-Erhardt High School (Bamberg District 1)
  • Daniel Jenkins Creative Learning Center (Charleston)
  • Cainhoy Elementary School (Berkeley)
  • Jennie More Elementary School  (Charleston)
  • Richard Carroll Elementary School (Bamberg District 1)
Schools who received this grant are awarded $4000.00 to spend on nutrition and physical activity related items and programs.  These grants are available to qualified K-12 schools to "kick start healthy changes".

If your School Wellness Committee is interested in applying for next year, applications open in Spring 2015.
The next deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 16, 2015.
Awarded applicants will receive funds to be used in the 2015/2016 school year. 

For more information, please see the Fuel Up to Play 60 website.

Plan for 2015-2016!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

SC Walk to School Day 2015 is March 4th!


Remember, your school may receive 2 points on the School Wellness Checklist for participating in South Carolina Walk to School Day.


Friday, October 3, 2014

Lowcountry Food Day - October 24, 2014


There are lots of events for Lowcountry Food Day for staff and students to enjoy! Some events qualify for points on your School Wellness Checklist!  




CCSD schools: Lowcountry Food Day falls on a teacher work day. Consider sharing this information with your students' families as they may want to participate in the free events!




Thursday, October 2, 2014

CCSD Teachers Kids Yoga Training Discount

CCSD Teachers:

Kids Yogaverse Teacher Training

Starting today- teachers can get a 25% discount off the 18 hour Kids Yoga Teacher Training at CPY for school teachers with ID - Sign up now!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Cooper Rover Bridge Run 2015 Grant Applcation

Grant applications are now being accepted for the 2015 CRBR!  Applications are due 10/10/2014!

Schools are encouraged to apply using this form.  You can receive points on your School Wellness Checklist for participating as a school team in the CRBR!  Its a win-win:)

From the CRBR and the Coastal Community Foundation:

"The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction and also helps broaden community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The CRBR serves as a model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world. In 2006, CRBR created a fund at Coastal Community Foundation (CCF) to distribute grants to Lowcountry non-profit organizations that advance the CRBR objective of the promotion of regular physical activity for a healthy lifestyle. Applicants are encouraged to focus on the following outcomes: public awareness of the importance of regular physical exercise; providing opportunity for regular physical exercise; and/or increasing opportunity for participation in the CRBR by underserved populations."

Also, join us on the bridge this coming Saturday at 9am (9/13) on the Charleston side!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Farm to School and the School Wellness Checklist


Farm to School items were added to the School Wellness Checklist this year to support the efforts of the Farm to School program. We're really excited to offer these points:

  • Cafeteria provides and promotes 2 locally grown fruits and/or vegetables per month (5 points)
  • School Garden - using the garden as a classroom to teach about nutrition (3 points)
There are tons of resources, including FREE teaching materials on the Farm to School website!  

We want to let you all know that we will need to see example menus if you claim the points for serving locally grown produce in the cafeteria. Please share this with your cafeteria managers! The food production record from that week with the item(s) circled works well.




We are more than happy to help with the verification for this item!!

Schools have nothing but great things to say about partnerships with local farms, so have some fun with it!

MUSC Heart Walk

Guest Post from MUSC and AHA Heart Walk:

**You can receive points on your School Wellness Checklist for participation as a team!!**


Please join the MUSC Children’s Hospital “Little Hearts” at the Lowcountry Heart Walk this year!  We had great participation from elementary schools last year and would love to have walkers from each Charleston County school this year.  Here’s how it works…..
  1. Assemble a team of walkers from your school
  2. Go to  www.lowcountryscheartwalk.org
  3. Proceed to the “Register Here” link and click “Start a team”
  4. Start your school’s team by clicking “New Team Under Company” and choose the MUSC          Little Hearts group
  5. Use your school’s name as the team name and follow the prompts to complete your registration
Just like last year, each walker that raises $25 through their school’s team will receive a MUSC Little Hearts t-shirt. Your $25 donation will go straight to the American Heart Association for the charitable work they do at MUSC and throughout our community.

If you and your teammates are eligible for a free t-shirt, email your size(s) to Emily Warr from MUSC Children’s Hospital at heavener@musc.edu   Details about shirt delivery/pick-up will be announced closer to the event.

Available sizes are:
Adult
S, M, L, XL, XXL
Youth
XS, S, M, L, XL

We hope you’ll join us for this awesome community event!