At this month’s meeting we will have a guest speaker from BeSmart, a program about kids, guns and safety. Please join us for this important conversation. Be SMART for Kids and follow these simple steps to prevent shootings by children by introducing these five easy steps to parenting and everyday life.
Blitz from the Seahawks is coming to Lafayette on February 6th! Blitz will be on hand during students’ lunches to promote milk for healthy bones and to celebrate Lafayette’s commitment to stay active through the running club. Students are encouraged to wear blue and green or Seahawks apparel on this day! Lafayette was awarded this visit for its participation with the program Fuel Up to Play 60, founded by the NFL and National Dairy Council, which encourages kids to be healthy.
Check out our new Running Club page and don’t forget to thank parent volunteers Aimee Corr and Liana Mezo, school nurse Mary Kay Sykes, and the running club participants for this opportunity!
Lafayette is launching a Girls on the Run Program in March, and we are looking for a few volunteer coaches! Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade.
Do coaches have to be runners?
Not a runner? Not a problem! Girls on the Run is for anyone looking to inspire our girls to be healthier, more confident, and empowered! This is much more than a running program.
When is the program and how long are practices?
The Girls on the Run season runs from March until May. The girls practice Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:45pm at Lafayette Elementary. As a coach, this means between 5-6 hours per week, including prep time, practice time, and time for communication with families and GOTR staff.
Did you know that the Lafayette Leopards Running Club works with three national programs to keep our students active during lunch recess? These programs, Marathon Kids, Fuel Up to Play 60 and Action for Healthy Kids provide funds, training and ideas to keep our kids active. Marathon Kids, a national program sponsored by Nike, seeks to keep kids moving with a goal of running 4 marathons in one year! Fuel Up to Play 60 is a nutrition and physical activity program, which partners with the NFL and National Dairy Council to encourage kids to create a healthy life. Action for Healthy Kids’ vision is for every student to be healthy, active and ready to learn. By partnering with these established programs, the Running Club seeks to keep our students healthy and moving! The students set goals, run/walk to achieve these goals, while laying the groundwork for a healthy and active life. Running Club is held every Tuesday and Thursday during lunch recess on the playground. Come join us!
Come out and enjoy a night of healthy fun! Our Family Fitness Night will give your whole family a chance to play together while learning about keeping active and making healthy choices every day. There will be many areas in the school to explore and be active. Some activities include relay races, yoga, jump rope with coach Renee, night run/walk, making healthy snacks in the indoor garden and much more! Reach out to Ms. Banner to find out how you can get involved to help out.