Fontana Student Services Newsletter
RESOURCES, TIPS, TRICKS, AND MORE!
Free Early Childhood Parenting Resource
School Supplies & Backpacks for 22-23!
Summer School at Fontana School- See Letter Below!
Restorative Experience- Sound Bath!
Kim Lempart offers private and individual sessions for 60 or 90 minutes in her home or yours. See flyer below for more information regarding sound baths.
- She will be holding a sound bath at Big Foot High School in the studio room on Sunday June 12th at 6 PM. You can sign up through the Big Foot Rec or through Kim.
- Another one on Saturday June 18th at Yoga Hohm in Delavan. Contact Kim for more information.
Please feel free to contact her via this email, email@example.com
Dr. Skye’s Top 7 Ways to Keep Our Kids Healthy & Happy This Season
1. Always bring healthy snacks everywhere you go.
Pack a bag of healthy snacks to have in case they get hungry. Children need to eat more often than adults. A fed child is a much happier child. Most family & friend’s homes will be filled with foods that are full of sugar so if they go in hungry, they will most likely fill up on junk food. Some snack ideas. Buy organic or nutrient dense food whenever possible.
Carrots & hummus
Cut up apples
Yogurt (plain, without added or artificial colors) & add whole fruit.
Meat sticks without nitrates or sugar added
Hard Boiled Eggs
2. Keep kids off conventional dairy products.
Conventional dairy is not nature’s perfect food and is most likely causing more harm than good. According to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled Milk & Health by Walter Willet, M.D. and David Lugwig, M.D., “Countries with the highest intake of milk and calcium tend to have the highest rates of hip fractures.” Dairy also causes sinus infections, skin rashes, ear infections, and many other childhood concerns. Take them off the dairy and watch the conditions improve immediately.
Some ice cream alternatives are “Cuties” a tofu based ice cream. Instead of drinking cow’s milk, try soy milk or almond milk instead. Note, our children do not need to replace the milk they are being told to drink with an alternative.
3. Avoid “sugar-free”, “low-cal”, “light” or diet products. As they contain artificial sweeteners such as aspartame (Nutra-sweet, Equal).
Like MSG, aspartame is an excitotoxin, which alters brain chemistry by reducing levels of serotonin, the feel good hormone. Aspartame has been linked to blindness, seizures, migraines, to name a few.
Instead choose products that do not have added sugar. If adding a sweetener to a food choose: honey, molasses, stevia, dates, maple syrup, or an organic cane sugar.
4. Keep them on a good sleep schedule. Children need 8-12 hours of sleep each night depending on age.
Children thrive on a good night’s sleep. They will be in a much better mood when they get the right amount of sleep they need.
5. Get your child a gym membership. That’s right. For as little as $10-20 per month your child can go to a child friendly gym like the YMCA to swim & play. A well exercised kid is a happy and healthier kid.
6. Practice gratitude. Before bed, encourage your child to tell you 3 things they are grateful for. Gratitude helps boost the immune system and encourages a positive attitude.
7. Avoid artificial ingredients and dyes. For holidays or birthdays try substitutes like YumEarth & Annie’s for goody bags or snacks. Instead of candy, have fruit or dried fruit available. Make it fun! Put the fruit on toothpicks to make fruit kabobs. Be a good example and walk the talk, kids are always watching what we do!
FD&C Red Dye Number 2 was banned from the list of approved food colorings in 1976 by the FDA because it was shown to have produced a statistically significant rise in cancer in test animals.
It is estimated that a child consumes, on average, some 325 milligrams of synthetic dyes daily.
Dyes have been linked to cancer and brain tumors. Many of the dyes being sold in the USA are banned in other countries because they are harmful. Stay away! Always check the ingredients before purchasing any product.
20 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues for Children & Adults!
- write it out and throw it out
- write a letter to yourself or someone else
- give yourself a hug
- rub your ears
- hold your own hand
Use your body
- push against a wall
- yoga: child's pose, downward dog
- walk in nature
- put technology away
- imagine a train of thoughts
- identify five senses
- focus on your breath
- guided meditations
- make a picture for someone
- write someone a letter
Our Partnership with Area Therapy and Counseling Resources
Presentation Interest for Parents!
We are still looking for parents/guardians who might be interested in presenting on a topic of their choice/interest at our Wellness Wednesday parent group. Presentation should be about 30 minutes, but the environment is very relaxed and informal. We are excited about continuing to build strong connections in our community. Please contact Nikki Christensen if interested! Thank you!
Walworth County Food Pantry
Your family can apply for a voucher to be used at our nearby Goodwill stores to purchase whatever you may need (e.g., clothes, furniture, housewares). If interested, email or call Nikki Christensen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-275-6881 ext. 219).
A variety of FREE clothing items are available right at Fontana School. Reach out to Nikki Christensen for specific sizes.
Parenting/Mental Health Support
FREE workshops and discussion groups for parents include building self-esteem, raising resilient children, bullying, and more! For more information: The Parenting Network
Parenting/Mental Health Support
FREE Wellness Opportunities for Parents!
What's For Lunch Program 2021-2022 School Year
Le gustaría recibir alimentos gratis del Green Grocer cada jueves durante el 2021-2022 año escolar? Enviaremos los alimentos cada jueves con su hijo al fin del día. Déjeme saber lo más pronto posible.
The Parenting Network: More free workshops and discussion groups for parents including Dealing with Disobedience, Taming Temper Tantrums, Behavior at School, Self-Esteem, and Bullying. More information here: https://www.theparentingnetwork.org/triple-p-registration
Parents United: Free workshops for parents and professionals, which can now be attended virtually! Workshop topics include: Supporting students with ADHD, Resiliency, Mindfulness, and from ACES to Assets. More information here: http://parentsunitedwi.org/events/list/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2020-10-05