Wellness Wednesdays: At MES, every Wednesday is Wellness Wednesday. We encourage healthy snacks and walking to school. Look out for featured “Walking Wednesdays” with a special treat for our walkers and coffee for their walking parents. Mark your calendars for International Walk to School Day (October 3rd) and Georgia Walk to School Day (March the 6th).
Produce of the Month: Sponsored by APS, a different fruit or vegetable is highlighted in the cafeteria each month.
Spring and Fall Smoothies: The Wellness team hosts spring and fall recess smoothies. This gives the kids a fun opportunity to try out new fruits and vegetables that they might not usually sample. Recipes in the past have included avocados, mango and kale.
Here is the recipe from Spring 2018: Blackberry Coconut Smoothie Recipe (makes approx. 4 cups). Blend. Serve. Enjoy!
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup ice
- 2 bananas
- 1 large handful of kale
- 1 squirt of honey
Handwashing: October 15th is Global Handwashing Day. To help prevent the spread of germs this flu season, the SWAG team has put together a fun and informative hand washing lesson. We have purchased Glo Germ kits for every class so the kids can see how many places they miss when they wash their hands . The lesson also includes information such as:
- What are germs
- How do we spread them
- How to properly wash your hands
- When to wash your hands