After School Tutorial
Student-Athlete Signing Day - Wednesday, February 5th
Congratulations to our student-athletes who have signed their national letter!
Jaysen Kalieta - The George Washington University - Baseball
Kaitlyn Knauer - Centenary University - Softball
Dayna Moyer - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Track & Field - Pole Vault
Sports Physical Submission for Spring Sports Participation Deadline 2/25/20
Attention all student-athletes interested in joining a spring sports team (baseball, softball, boys spring track, girls spring track, boys tennis, special Olympics basketball and track, challenger softball, intramural volleyball, intramural golf, and spring weight room): The deadline for submitting your updated Family ID Registration and your updated sports physical is 2/25/20.
Family ID registration link - closes 2/25/20
Deadline for submitting updated sports physicals to the school nurse - 2/25/20
An updated sports physical is required for after school training in the weight room.
Family ID registration for spring participation is still required, even if If you have an updated sports physical on file from participation during the fall and/or winter.
Boys Winter Track
Girls Winter Track
February is national heart month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. But don’t be frightened by this information, heart disease it is the most preventable disease. Making healthy choices, managing health conditions, and recognizing symptoms of heart disease are essential for combating the disease.
Here are some tips to get you started:
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Eat more whole-grain foods
Use liquid vegetable oils such as olive, canola corn or safflower as your main kitchen fat
Eat more chicken, fish, and beans instead of other meats
Read food labels to help you choose healthy foods
Cut back on beverages and foods with added sugars
Aim to consume no more than 2400 milligrams of sodium per day
No more than one drink per day for a woman and no more than two drinks per day for a man
Watch your portion size
The American Heart Association recommendations for overall Cardio Vascular Health are:
At least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity at least 5 days per week for a total of 150 minutes OR
At least 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity at least 3 days per week for a total of 75 minutes; or a combination of moderate and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity and
Moderate to high intensity muscle-strengthening activity at least 2 days per week for additional health benefits
The American Heart Association recommendations for lowering Blood Pressure and Cholesterol:
An average of 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic activity 3 or 4 times per week
Preparedness is critical for any emergency. Know your warning signs for a heart attack and a stroke.
Heart Attack Warning Signs:
Chest discomfort which is feels like an uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain
Chest discomfort which last more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back
Discomfort in other areas of the body such as one arm, both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach
Shortness of Breath with or without chest discomfort
Stroke Warning Signs:
Spot a stroke fast
F: Face drooping. Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
A: Arm weakness. Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S: Speech Difficulty. Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “the sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
T: Time to call 9-1-1 if the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
Sudden loss of responsiveness
No response to taping on shoulders
Does nothing when you ask if they are okay
Call 911 and start CPR
For more information you can visit www.heart.org
Matawan Aberdeen Educational Foundation
Greetings and salutations from the Matawan Aberdeen Educational Foundation! We are happy to report that all of this year’s grant recipients have received their materials and most have already started to work with their students. As always, we would like to thank everyone who supports the Educational Foundation. We could not award these grants to our teachers without the support from our wonderful MARSD community. To share our excitement, here is a peek into the classrooms where the children are learning through this year's grant projects.
Cambridge Park - Preschool Beetbox / Sarah Bakley
During a Science Eyes small group lesson, the students discussed similarities and differences between vegetables (turnip, beet, celery). They used their senses to explore and learn about each vegetable. The students also listened to a story “Let’s See with Betsy: A Story about Celery.” During another Science Eyes lesson, the students learned about the importance of water and plant survival. They discussed predictions and observations while participating in an experiment involving food coloring, water and celery. They loved being scientists!
Civic Leader Updates
Dates to Remember
- February 14th-17th: School closed for President's Day
- March 13th: School closed for students