Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wellness Committee needs students!

Attention 4th & 5th Graders!
Do you want to work with teachers and parents to help our school become a healthier place?
Are you interested in being a student representative on the Fernbank
Are you able to attend monthly meetings on Wednesday after school until 3:30 (first meeting will be in late January)?

Then you will want to submit an ESSAY for consideration by the staff and parents on the Wellness Committee!

Fernbank has joined the ranks of schools across the nation that are using the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program framework to create a school culture that encourages physical activity and healthy eating.
The Fernbank Elementary Wellness Committee (Healthier Generation's Healthier Schools Program) will be selecting 8 students from 4th and 5th grade based on submitted essays.

Essay rules:
--4th and 5th graders only
--Write no more than one page on ONE of the following topics
1st choice: What does wellness mean to you? Give three (3) examples.
2nd choice: Describe your vision of a healthier school. Use three (3) examples.
--Handwritten OR typed double-spaced
-- Include your name, teacher's name, and the words "Student Wellness Essay" at the top of the page
--turn in by putting in Ms.Beckwith's teacher box Monday, December 17

Selected students will be notified by Jan. 10!
Questions? Please contact the parent coordinators of the Wellness Committee,
Lee Ann Else ( and Delilah Wynn-Brown ( )

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