Students at Sugar Hill are working on our FitnessGram Pre-test . During PE class all 1st-5th grade students will be participating in the test to measure muscular strength and endurance, aerobic capacity, flexibility as well as their height and weight for BMI. Check out the Introduction to FitnessGram link above to see the test students are performing.
I am writing to give you an update on our Wellness Initiative at Sugar Hill. We have achieved the Gold Shape award from our state governor for increasing exercise opportunities for our students and for removing sugary drinks from our vending machines.
Our goals for this year include making an effort to serve healthy snacks for celebrations such as birthday parties. If you plan to bring a class treat this year for your child’s birthday, please choose a healthy alternative to cupcakes or candy. Some ideas might be natural popcorn that is free from excessive salts and preservatives, fruit such as grapes, veggie dippers, or water bottles instead of sugary drinks. I can’t promise that we will never serve candy or cake, but we are going to make a promise to be conscious of the amounts of sugars, carbohydrates, and fat contents that we are offering to your children for treats. As always, feel free to contact us about any dietary concerns that you have for your individual child.
We are looking forward to a healthy, happy year. Thank you for your support for wellness for all children in the Sugar Hill community.