Join us in the Health Moves Minds Walk
In just two months, Sprague School students will be invited to participate in the “Health Moves Minds Walk.” We encourage students to participate in this fundraiser that benefits Health and Physical Education programs focusing on wellness and mental health.
Also, this year a portion of our proceeds will go to a local charity called “K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore” which all students at Sprague have participated in. This is a program where dogs are used to help students with literacy in the classroom.
During the Friday, May 13, in school activity, Health Moves Minds Walk Sprague students, accompanied by teachers, will walk from Sprague to Ryerson Woods and back. The walk is designed to educate our students and staff on the importance of overall wellness and mental health, with further education occurring in physical education classes at school. It is through this program that we can inspire healthy habits and teach kids to thrive physically and emotionally.
We look forward to your child’s participation in our Health Moves Minds School Walk event. Please take a moment to fill out the online permission form, to give consent for your child’s participation in this event and to have a popsicle at the end of the walk.
Please support the Health Moves Minds Walk using the Sprague Shape American donation page. We will not be accepting cash or check donations for this event. Although there is no obligation to donate, please consider encouraging your child to ask friends, trusted neighbors and relatives to contribute toward this worthy cause. The Sprague incentive document has all the information in regards to the incentives for this event. Online donations must be submitted by Friday, April 29, in order to be considered for the incentives. Only donations received by 3:00 p.m. that day will count toward the incentives. Donations are due prior to the walk so that we can disperse T-shirts to students who raise $25 or more before the end of the school year. Students without parental permission will not be allowed to walk, so please be sure to fill out the online permission form.
For your convenience, we have provided you with Frequently Asked Questions about the event and fundraiser.
Across the country, today’s children and adolescents do not get enough physical activity, and are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Understanding these challenges, promoting an active school environment, and teaching children how to cope with stress, bullying, and societal pressures can make all the difference.
Thank you, in advance, for supporting this worthy cause. Our hope is to create a meaningful experience for your child to learn about the importance of wellness and mental health. Please note the walk's rain date is Friday, May 27.
Mr. John Solis and Mr. John L’Heureux
Sprague Physical Education Teachers