Newsletter for Employee Health Promotions Committee Members

December 2016 Edition

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Sun Moon Yoga - Local Business Highlight

To begin 2017 with Wellness, I am inviting ISD77 teachers, paraprofessionals and staff to enjoy a free 4-class session of yoga at Sun Moon. Following these 4 weeks, participants may register for the remainder of the session (6 classes) for only $30.
Tuesdays, 4-5:10pm, Jan 10, 17, 24 and 31.

635 South Front Street, Mankato


Best to you this holiday season, Namaste, Mona

District-wide Event to Promote

We are very excited to share a series of classes to help you on your wellness journey. 4 Weeks to a Healthier You! Posters are being distributed to your sites and employees will receive a direct email invitation. Registration is easy and can be done HERE

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Site Allocations for 2016-17 School year

Allocations are given to each site on an annual basis.

Site Representatives are encouraged to use these funds in the following ways:

A. hosting wellness events or classes which serve all employees of your site

B. supporting participation in District-coordinated EHP events such as 10K-a day,

Bike/Walk to Work or Shake it Up Challenge

C. rewarding site employees in achieving wellness goals

Invoices and Receipts must be turned in to Jan Lundquist within 1 week of receiving. Gift cards can not be awarded and sales tax can not be paid or reimbursed. (auditor regulations)

Other Items to Promote

  • Vital Worklife Employee Assistance Program. The program is geared toward recognizing an employee's problems and helping to find appropriate help. This service is confidential and is available to both employees and members of their household--at no cost to you. Their phone number is: 1-800-383-1908.
  • MAPS Community Education and Recreation classes and events are advertised in the seasonal brochure each Fall, Winter and Summer. Employees are eligible for a $10 fee reduction for a class in each brochure. Each individual must register and provide their employee email address and work site. Contact the CER office at 507-387-5501 Current Fall Brochure
  • READY! for Kindergarten. At the time of a requested paternity/maternity leave, the employee is given a gift certificate entitling them to two (2) years of READY! for Kindergarten Classes advertised in the seasonal Early Childhood Brochure. Registration is conducted through the Early Learning Office by submitting the gift certificate and completing the paperwork process.
  • 10K A Day. February 2017
  • Employee Walk and Bike Day. May 10 2017
  • Shake It Up. End of May 2017
  • Wellness Book Study through Summer 2017 Learning Academy
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What's Next?

1. Watch for your next EHP FYI in early January= The 10K A Day destination will be revealed!

2. If you have questions, comments or ideas = Share them with us here

3. Help promote the year's events and build excitement within your team