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Celebrity Visit

Deb Barnhill,   Westwood Elementary School
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Celebrity Visit
We were lucky enough to win a visit from our Chicago Bears Mascot STALEY DA BEAR! Our Westwood "Ambassadors" were so excited to meet him. The whole school waited patiently for him to enter the gym, and when he did the cheers were louder than at Soldier Field!! We worked on a bulletin board and had him stroll down our Bears Alley! The My Plate program they have added to their visit was great! We talk about My Plate all the time here, so to see Staley promoting it, and the kids knowing the answers to the questions was awesome!!! I even got him to help us cook lunch!! We LOVE Fuel Up to Play 60 /Midwest Dairy here at Westwood.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

My "Westwood Ambassadors" range from 2nd thru 5th grade. They work very hard spreading the word about healthy eating and getting your 60 minutes of exercise a day. They come up with great ideas and get so excited after we finish an event, knowing they were a huge part of it. To be rewarded with a special visit and knowing it was because of them, made it even better!!