Teaming with PTA for Wellness Week

Duanesburg Elementary School and the Duanesburg Community PTA, with the support of the districtwide wellness committee, will present the school’s second annual Wellness Week Feb. 10-14, with a variety of activities for children and their families.

On Feb. 10, Duanesburg High School students from Cynthia Runblad’s Food and Nutrition class will kick off the week with a presentation about healthy meals. They’ll teach younger students in grades K-6 about healthy eating and good nutrition.

On the evening of Monday, Feb. 10, the DCPTA will present a comprehensive program about digital safety, Be Internet Awesome, for students and their families from 6:30-8 p.m. in the elementary cafetorium.

Funded by a grant to the DCPTA, the program will cover how to create strong passwords, help children interact with friends online, engage with children about their favorite social media, and teach children how to make safe decisions online. The National PTA program is interactive and designed for all families.

On Tuesday, Duanesburg Elementary students in all grades will learn about yoga and mindfulness from Nichole McBride, an occupational therapist and yoga instructor.

On Wednesday, 5th and 6th grade students will learn about the dangers of vaping from Anne Lawton, R.N., a community outreach nurse from St. Peter’s.

On Thursday, Dr. John Gentile will talk to students in grades 3-6 about chiropractic care. 

On Friday, Dr. Rebecca Evans of Pine Ridge Dental will teach students in pre-K through grade 6 about dental health.

The DCPTA thanks these community professionals for volunteering their time to help educate the students.

Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School will celebrate a school Wellness Day on Friday, March 13. Students in grades 7-12 will rotate through eight venues, and a variety of activities are planned.