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The Newmarket School District believes that the health of the school community is of utmost importance.  We are committed to providing a school environment that protects and promotes the health and well-being of our staff, students, and their families.  Scientific research indicates that proper nutrition and physical activity has a positive effect on a student’s academic success as well as fighting childhood obesity.  By providing access to healthy nutritional choices, education, and fitness activities we hope to encourage a lifetime of health and wellness.

WELLNESS COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, October 1st at 7:30a in the staff room. All are welcome

National Walk to School Day  October 7th- Will you participate?

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

Instead of taking the bus or driving to school, try walking. If you don't have a safe path to school, plan to meet up with a friend that lives on a safe route to school or get dropped off at the elementary school, SAU or other areas in town that have sidewalk access to school and provide a safe walking route.

Image result for need for sleepSleep deprivation is becoming an issue in the U.S.
Our Wellness focus for September is SLEEP.
Are you getting enough? Do you think it truly makes a difference?
See the attached document below as well as the clip on Sleepless in America from National Geographic. Please note that the video has some graphic scenes. Please keep in mind before you view it or share it with your children.

LOOKING FOR WAYS TO STAY ACTIVE ?
 Hike Local Trails
See  attachment in PDF below
Staff and student exercise challenges
are held throughout the year. Watch for fliers for more info.

Yoga classes, Garden Club ,Breakfast Club
 Offered throughout the year watch for announcements in the fall 2015

Topic Focus for the 2015-2016 school year
    • September    SLEEP

    • October         Healthy treats & Candy alternatives

    • November     Being Thankful

    • December     Breathing Techniques

    • January         Flu/ Cold/ hygiene to stay healthy

    • February       Fruit and vegetables

    • March           Movement breaks

    • April              Ticks, Bugs, Sunscreen

                   May              Sleep

Interested in being part of our Wellness Committee? The NES group meets biannually.
Contact Lisa Kumph to be added tour mailing list at kumphl@newmarket.k12.nh.us


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Lisa Kumph,
Jun 2, 2015, 6:17 AM
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Lisa Kumph,
Sep 29, 2015, 6:41 AM
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