23 April Belvedere Elementary Hosts Health and Wellness Fair April 23, 2013 By News News 0 Belvedere Elementary provided a free health and wellness fair for the community that provided attendees with free blood pressure checks, oral health information, community resources and health and safety information. The community also had an opportunity to enjoy free food, free children's books and take part in a raffle and silent auction. The event was sponsored by the Omaha Public Schools, School-Based Health Center, Building Healthy Futures and the Charles Drew Health Center. Click here to see a photo slideshow! Related Articles Belvedere Community Health and Wellness Fair 2nd Annual Belvedere Community Health and Wellness Fair Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Belvedere Elementary 3775 Curtis Ave To see the information flier Click Here Fontenelle Elementary Hosts Annual Asset Fair Fontenelle Elementary staff, students, parents and the community attended the school's third annual Asset Fair in April. The fair is inspired by the 40 Developmental Assets - a program that helps students understand the external and internal forces that help them become healthy, caring and responsible citizens. This year's fair focused on Service to Others (flowers for residents of House of Hope Alzheimer's Care, cleaning the softball field), Constructive Use of Time (board games, dancing, Picasso Plants, Mosaics, Boy Scouts, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and hula hoops), and Healthy Lifestyle and Relationships (exercising with Student Council and healthy snacks). Click here to see a photo slideshow from the event! Bryan High Hosts Health Fair Bryan High School held a health fair for families during parent-teacher conferences in February. Topics ranged from healthy eating to blood pressure checks to safety issues in the home. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the event! Fontenelle Elementary Joins Partners for a Healthy City Fontenelle Elementary, in collaboration with Live Well Omaha: Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work, is the first school in the city to join the organization's Partners for a Healthy City program under the direction of principal Eric Nelson. In his commitment to create a healthy environment for all staff, students and the community, Nelson has put into place several initiatives, including a before-school walking club through the School Wellness Network; Project Fit America outdoor exercise equipment; water friendly options throughout the day; a dedicated space for lactating moms to ensure staff can make nutrition a priority for even the smallest members of the community; healthy "Grab and Go" breakfasts; a school garden that helps students understand where healthy foods come from; and a new Boltage Program that allows students to track their own physical activity as they walk or ride a bike to school each day. Live Well Omaha: Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work (LWO:DCPPW) is a community-wide effort to create better opportunities for healthy living where people live, work and play, and is committed to cultivating a physical and cultural environment that allows all residents of Omaha and Douglas County to make a healthy choice, at any time and in any space. Specifically, it focuses on two important elements: making healthier food options available and supporting more opportunities for physical activity. As part of its effort, Partners for a Healthy City is working with businesses, community and faith-based organizations and schools. Its goal is to gather pledges to implement at least one policy change related to creating opportunities for physical activity and/or making healthy food and beverage choices available in their environments. Click here to see a photo slideshow of the program in action. Edison Elementary Presents Multicultural Fair Edison Elementary introduced students to cultures from around the globe with its first ever Multicultural Fair in May. Students visited five different learning stations around the school, including a music and dance session, a museum of artifacts, an art lesson, an authentic food station, and a cultural fashion show. The fair aimed to celebrate the countries represented at Edison, which include Burma, Cameroon, Egypt, Jamaica, Mexico, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Togo. Click here to see a photo slideshow from the event! Belvedere Elementary Students Raise Money for Habitat for Humanity Belvedere Elementary Students Raise Money for Habitat for Humanity Belvedere Elementary student council members present a check to Habitat for Humanity representative Aly Eveland following a fundraiser in December. During "Nickels for Nails," students and staff donated loose change for a month, collecting a total of $476. Comments are closed.