Commit to Be Fit Newsletter
April 18th, 2022
5 May 2023/ Issue No. 245
Fresh, Local Eggs
Whippoorwill Farm in Washington, VA, graciously donated 22 dozen cartons of fresh, local eggs again this week for our students. The eggs were scrambled and served with optional cheese and taco sauce for elementary students during breakfast. Thank you, Whippoorwill Farm, for this generous donation. The students immensely enjoyed the fresh eggs, and many came back for seconds!
Gearing Up for POP-Bucks
We have been super busy getting ready for the launch of the POP-Bucks 2023 season! While we are fully booked for the May 6th farmers' market, there are plenty more opportunities for RCPS student's to redeem their free market bags. New this season, families will also receive 2- $5 tokens to shop at participating vendors! Sign-up is required. More details are listed in the announcements section.
May Challenge- Join in the Fun!
Our May Challenge is underway! The rules are simple; go outside and play! Any movement counts. For each day you complete an activity, you will receive one entry into our prize drawing (ex. 8 days = 8 entries). At the end of the month, visit www.rappc2bf.com/may-challenge to enter our prize drawing. Entries must be received by June 5th. This fun challenge is open to everyone in Rappahannock County. Complete as an individual (18 years or older) OR as a family (all ages). Challenge runs from May 1st- May 31st.
Join our C2BF May Challenge FB group! Feel free to post photos of your fun adventures and outdoor activities. However, this is not required. The link to the FB group can be found by visiting our website. Commit Club participants--For each post shared between May 1st- May 11th, you will receive 1 Commit Club point. Not on FB? Email your pic to email@example.com and we will post on your behalf.
To view the flier and helpful activity tracker, CLICK HERE.
Photo of the Week
Check out that smile! Students have been practicing skipping throughout the semester in the Action Based Learning Lab. Research suggests that this bilateral gross motor skill can enhance the development of the two hemispheres in the brain.
Please Take a Moment to Share Your Feedback
Commit to Be Fit invites you to participate in this short, anonymous survey to help us identify ways to strengthen our community offerings for the upcoming school year. Your feedback is very valuable to us. We greatly appreciate your input.
CLICK HERE to begin this anonymous survey.
POP Bucks are Back for ALL RCPS Students!!!!
Exciting News—POP Bucks are back! Through a PATH Foundation grant, Commit to Be Fit is excited to continue the POP (Power of Produce) Bucks program to provide access to local food and support our local 2023 Farmers Market season. EVERY Rappahannock County Public Schools student has the opportunity to redeem a POP Bucks Market Bag, which will include local produce, protein, bread, and more! Plus, NEW THIS YEAR, every student picking up a market bag will be given two $5 tokens to redeem for additional items at participating market vendors. To learn more and/or to sign-up for your appointment date (REQUIRED), visit https://www.rappc2bf.com/pop-bucks
*Once the sign-up is full for the upcoming weekend, the link will close. Be sure to check back each week for availability.
Commit Club Updates
It's hard to believe that our school year is coming to an end. Check out important Commit Club information below.
CLICK HERE to view our last points update (thru April 7th).
**Final Day to Earn Points- Thursday, May 11th
**Final Points Tally Announcement- Friday, May 12th
**Last Chance to Cash in Points for Prizes - Friday, May 12th- Friday, May 19th
(Points will not roll over to the next school year).
**Prizes will be available for pick-up from the school board office on Monday, May 15th- Monday, May 22nd from 8 am- 4:30 pm.
Need a few extra points??? Check out our May Challenge to see how you can earn a few extra points from May 1st- May 11th.
Upcoming Classes & Workshops
THE MAY CALENDAR IS NOW AVAILABLE! To view the MAY CALENDAR, CLICK HERE.
*****NEW THIS MONTH- MEDITATION & RELAXATION is available by SIGN-UP only. If you are planning on attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday evening. Additionally, Low Impact Aerobics will not be meeting this month.
As a friendly reminder, classes will not be held on early release days or when school is not in session for students. Be sure to join our Facebook GROUP (search Commit to Be Fit) or sign-up for our newsletters at the bottom of our website homepage (www.rappc2bf.com) to receive class updates and/or cancellations.
Location information is available on our website www.rappc2bf.com/activities
Have additional questions? Email email@example.com.
Tips from the Team
Outdoor Relaxation is Important Too!
For the month of May we are encouraging everyone to get outside, enjoy the outdoors, and be active. While staying active is important, so is relaxation. I can think of no better way to relax than sitting beside a good campfire.
Research demonstrates campfires can lower blood pressure, and greater lengths of time in front of those dancing flames increases the relaxation effect. Think back to the last time you were around a campfire. It seemed so simple, yet so hard to look away from, probably better described as mesmerizing actually.
Take advantage of these beautiful spring days and cool nights. Explore the outdoors. Grab a few sticks and a pack of matches. Empty your mind into the glowing embers of a small rip-roaring campfire. Feeling more on the energetic side? Forget the matches and just rub the sticks together. I'll say that counts as activity for the day. And always remember to practice good fire safety.
Start Your Day with H2O
Wellness Fun Fact
Mexican Inspired Stuffed Peppers
Commit to Be Fit is a school sponsored, grant funded program in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Through the generosity of the PATH Foundation, Commit to Be Fit was created to promote a culture of wellness in Rappahannock County Public Schools and the Rappahannock community.