Healthy Family Fest 10/14

From Julie McMahon:

Get ready for the 6th annual LaSalle II Healthy Family Fest on Friday, October 14 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The Healthy Family Fest is a FREE event brought to you by the PTO’s Education and Wellness Committee for the entire LaSalle II School community. It focuses on healthy eating, exercise, environmental stewardship, mind/body connections and other aspects of wellness, in a fun-filled, hands-on festival environment. There will be lots of movement for all ages and plenty of food items to keep the family satisfied until dinner.

The K through 4th graders will be kicking off the event at 3 pm with a surprise presentation under the guise of Mrs. Weingarten. Roberto Clemente High School students and faculty will be running a Sports Zone including football, basketball and archery. Windy City Fieldhouse returns to run the LaSalle II Ninja Warrior on the playground equipment.

Hungry? Head to the Roberto Clemente culinary table to watch kids whip up their own snack. Or enjoy some healthy all natural teas from David’s Tea, free bottles of water from Coca Cola or fruit kabobs from the Hilton. And if that is not enough, we the crepe cart returns to purchase small food items at the event.

To round out the event there will be vendors on hand to educate you about energy efficiency. CUB will run a utility bill clinic so bring in your latest utility bill to discover the best provider/pricing for your electricity. In addition, Peoples Gas/Com Ed will be on hand to schedule an energy efficiency audit in your home.

Last but not least learn how to become an active participant in your health. Physicians Immediate Care Center will be providing free blood pressure screenings. Walgreens is bringing a pharmacist to administer flu shots – so get a jump on the flu season and get vaccinated!

Mark your calendar, because you Do Not want to miss this unique event!

2015 Healthy Family Fest

Healthy Family Fest

From Julie McMahon:

Get ready for the 5th annual LaSalle II Healthy Family Fest on Friday, October 23 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The Healthy Family Fest is a FREE event brought to you by the PTO’s Education and Wellness Committee for the entire LaSalle II School community. It focuses on healthy eating, exercise, environmental stewardship, mind/body connections and other aspects of wellness, in a fun-filled, hands-on festival environment. There will be lots of movement for all ages. We will have exercise and cooking demos available, so you can get some samples and healthy living ideas.

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We kick off the Fest at 3 pm with a school dance, one the kids have been “secretly” working on in PE. New this year we will have our first ever LaSalle II Ninja Warrior, an obstacle course for all ages to enjoy. Show us your speed and agility as you push and pull your way through the obstacle to become the first LSII Ninja Warrior. After that, participate in our mini-classes of yoga and soccer, they are sure to keep you moving. If you need a little breather from all of the excitement, stop over for a chair massage or decorate a mini pumpkin, then get your hands dirty with composting and worms or sprucing up our school’s own garden.

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Parents come hungry, I know your kids will be, because there will be an abundance of wholesomely delicious goodies to sample. Watch as kids whip up their own snacks at the Kids’ Table with our own Swiss chard picked from the school garden. Stop at the veggie appreciation table and challenge your taste buds by trying a veggie that is new to you. Or enjoy some healthy all natural teas or fruit kabobs. And if that is not enough, we will have a taco truck and crepe cart available to purchase small food items at the event.

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To round out the event there will be vendors on hand to educate and inform you about preventive medicine and how you can become an active participant in your health.

One of our parents, Diane Lawson, will be providing free blood pressure screenings. Physicians Immediate Care Center will be hosting a first aid table. And last but not least, a Walgreen’s pharmacist will be on hand to administer flu shots. So get a jump on flu season and get vaccinated!

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Mark your calendar, because you Do Not want to miss this unique event!!!

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Flu Shots, 9/30

Association House has helped us arrange for Walgreens to come to the school to provide flu shots for LaSalle II Staff, Parents, and Students 10 years and older.

Date: Tuesday 9/30

  • 7:45-9:45am (Branch Room 322)
  • 3:00-5:00pm (Main Building Room 116)

They will be accepting major medical plans as well as Medicaid and Medicare Part B. FREE flu vouchers will be provided to those that do not have insurance. For more information about Association House visit www.associationhouse.org

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Healthy Family Fest, 10/5

Our fourth annual Healthy Family Fest will be held on Sunday, October 5. LaSalle II Wolcott Playground. Rain or Shine! (if rain we’ll be inside the school) This is a free event for all LaSalle II Families!

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Three areas that we need help with are set up, check in, and clean up. Please check out the following document and add your name to any of the assignments you would like to help with during the event.

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Health Family Fest Schedule

9:30 – 10:00 Fun Run Check-in
10:00 – 10:30 ½ mile Fun Run
10:30 – 11:00 Floor Hockey Line Dancing
11:00 – 11:30 Basketball Yoga
11:30 – 12:00 Jujitsu Hula Hooping
12:00 – 12:30 Floor Hockey Line Dancing
12:30 – 1:00 Basketball Yoga
1:00 -1:30 Jujitsu Tai Chi
1:30 – 2:00 Free RAFFLE

(This is the tentative schedule of active demonstrations. The schedule may change)

Ms. Albani, Coach Rodriguez and our cross country team will be leading our Fun Run around the neighborhood to kick off the event. All day, there will be food samples from Native Foods, Enjoy Life and Dream Dinners, our Famous Farmers Market and Smoothies made using a bike powered smoothie maker! After you fill up on samples, head over to the Football Combine, then over to the Slacklining area, or try out a demo class. Visit one of the many tables where you can get a Chair Massage, Blood Pressure Check, Green Living/Sustainability Tips and do some Crafts.

If you’re hungry again, All Natural Catering and Crepe a la francaise will be selling some lunch food.

Raffle tickets given out for participation in demo classes and for visiting information tables.  Bring your own water bottle to use at the fest and earn a raffle ticket.

 

Wellness Journal

Also, help your kids express their wholesome selves during Wellness Week leading up to Healthy Family Fest. We will have a fun, online Wellness Journal this year, which will showcase school participation at the end of the week. Follow the link, and have fun filling it in everyday with your children. Remember, it’s not intended to create more work for anyone, but to get families thinking about health on a broad level…not only nutrition and exercise, but also sleep, laughter, positive relationships, feeling useful and proud, etc. Please note that there are a few additional links for using the journal. One is for fun and healthy recipes for kids to make with their families and another is for using the Hot Air Balloon Guided Meditation…

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Healthy Family Fest Pictures

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Teen & Tween Communication

Remember when your child was younger and told you everything about his/her day? Now that your child is a tween/tween, communication is a bit trickier. Join us for a presentation on communicating with your tweens/teens. Together we’ll discuss and learn how to effectively communicate with our tweens /teens as they face physical, emotional, and mental developmental changes. We will explore tips for better communication with your tween/teen as well as learn how to establish mutual respect and be more effective influences, rather than forces of control.

Tuesday: March 4, 2014 8am-9am
LaSalle II Parent Room
1148 N. Honore St. Chicago, IL 60622

Wednesday: March 5, 2014 6pm-7pm
Bucktown Public Library
1701 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60647

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Education & Wellness Committee Meeting, 2/17

The Education and Wellness Committee will be Meeting on Monday, 2/17 at 8:00 a.m. in the Parent Room.

Here’s the agenda:

I. Call to Order
II. Approval of Agenda
III. Approval of January Minutes
IV. Old Business
• Laptop functionality & printer
• Room Parent Program/Parent Volunteering
o Summer Meet-Ups per grade
o Teacher Luncheon to gather ideas
• Parent Presentations
o Parent Coffees – 2/19
o Communicating with your Teens/Tweens (3/4)
o Take Back Your Health
o Lunchbox & Learn Recap: Granola Bar Recipe from Liz Isaacs Lunchbox N’ Learn
o ISAT Recap
o Active Parenting videos
• Student Presentations
o Veggie Appreciation Day Recap
o Student Meditation
o ISAT Snacks
o Dental Health
o Fire Safety
o Student Internet Safety – Officer Rufo – Interest?
V. New Business
• Webpage on school site
o List events past and present
o Link to meeting minutes
o Need committee volunteer

VI. Adjourn – Next Meeting TBD March, 2014

 

 

Lunchbox N’ Learn! – Now on Feb 5

LaSalle II Lunchroom

If you are stuck in a lunchbox rut of sandwiches, chips, and fruit…this class is for you! It is a constant challenge to mix it up, yet keep it simple and healthy when it comes to packing school lunch. Let chef mom, Liz Isaacs show you some realistic tips for packing healthy lunches with variety. We have two sessions planed. We have rescheduled these to February 5.

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AM Session

8:00 am-9:30 am

Lasalle II, 1148 N Honore

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The morning session has SOLD OUT.

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PM session

7:00 pm-8:30 pm

All Natural Chicago, 2032 W Fulton

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The evening session was CANCELLED.

We didn’t get enough interest.

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