Health & Wellness-Nutrition Policy Revisited
Sound nutrition and physical activity is essential to the successful education, growth and development of the whole child; therefore Children's House has adopted a new and improved Nutrition & Wellness Policy that supports a healthy and active learning environment.
Highlights for implementation this year:
- Children's House Staff have been trained in SPARK, physical activity is integrated into learning environment and available throughout the day.
- Charter Partnership enables Lunch Program for Kindergarten students; FARM lunches and District lunches delivered to Children's House. Don't feel left out Preschool Families; this is the testing phase, we hope to bring a lunch option to you as well.
- Redesign of our Snack Program has allowed us to purchase healthy snack ingredients in bulk thereby providing our students with healthy and fun snacks throughout the work period.
- Increased usage of our Outdoor Classroom: gardening, lessons on composting, insect study and fresh air!
Birthdays-Celebrating without food:
Children's House is committed to the health and wellness of all students, we ask that Birthdays be celebrated with non-food items per Parent Handbook Policy. Please save cookies, cakes, candy, popsicles, chips, juice and other snacks for your family's private celebrations.
Ideas for a food free birthday celebration:
- 10 extra minutes of outside time
- Art activity (paper mache', coloring pages, pipe cleaner people)
- SPARK activity
- Science activity (make slime or fake snow)
- Read then donate a book to Children's House
- Donate outside equipment, school supplies or to a charity of choice in your child's name
- 10 extra minutes of story time
Free Health Screenings
Did you know South West Open High School has a brand new Health Clinic? This new clinic offers free health screenings and care to anyone under the age of 21, that's right...free of charge! The Southwest Open School (SWOS) School Based Health Clinic (SBHC), offers area students limited primary medical services - immunizations, comprehensive physical examinations, treatment of acute illness, and management of chronic conditions. Mental health services include a part-time behavioral health provider, individual and group counseling and referrals to appropriate community agencies. Call (970) 565-1150 to schedule an appointment.
Educational Opportunity-Begins October 1st!