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Chapel District Teams Up with the PTO for Grab and Go!

By
Colleen Szymanski,   Chapel District Elementary
Play:
Breakfast – Grab and Go!
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds,  Teamwork
Chapel District

Chapel District Elementary School is a small pre-k to 5th grade school on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. We have an awesome PTO that provides our students and staff with activities and resources. Their goal was to add a safe playground for our primary students. I applied and received FUTP 60 Funds highlighting the Ramp Up for Recess Play. In addition, we received another FUTP 60 Kiosk to expand our popular Grab and Go Breakfast program. The new playground should be under construction by the end of the school year. Fuel Up to Play 60 has not only provided our school with the funds to provide increased physical activity and healthy eating, but it has provided our students with leadership skills. Participating in this program has been a wonderful experience for staff, students, and the school community.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Our students participated in the Wellness survey. In addition, they work the breakfast kiosk in the morning. They also report Plays and complete lessons on their FUTP 60 Dashboards.

How did you accomplish your goals?

I worked with our school administration and PTO to accomplish our goals.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students are eating a healthy breakfast before school. They enjoy socializing while they eat and we have seen an improvement in their emotional wellbeing. This process has brought students, staff, and the school community together.