Fontana Student Services Newsletter


Free Early Childhood Parenting Resource

School Supplies & Backpacks for 22-23!

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Summer School at Fontana School- See Letter Below!

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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,

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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


String Cheese

Yogurt (plain, without added or artificial colors) & add whole fruit.

Meat sticks without nitrates or sugar added

Kale chips

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
  • write it out and throw it out
  • journaling
  • write a letter to yourself or someone else


  • give yourself a hug
  • rub your ears
  • hold your own hand

Use your body

  • stretch
  • push against a wall
  • exercise
  • yoga: child's pose, downward dog


  • walk in nature
  • put technology away


  • imagine a train of thoughts
  • identify five senses
  • focus on your breath


  • music
  • guided meditations


  • art
  • make a picture for someone
  • write someone a letter

Our Partnership with Area Therapy and Counseling Resources

Please contact Nikki Christensen ( or 262-275-6881 ext. 219) if you are interested in learning more about our partnerships with area therapy and counseling resources.
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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!

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Walworth County Food Pantry

The Walworth County Food Pantry has amazing fresh produce, meat/protein items, dairy, and anything you could imagine to make wonderful meals. In addition, they have diapers, feminine hygiene supplies, baby formula, senior nutrition drinks like Boost etc. The link is below to get started. Pick up is on Friday afternoon 1-4pm or Saturday morning 9-11am. Please note an ID is needed to be a part of the program. ​ They have Christmas turkeys and ham right now in addition to the regular service, and they have an amazing hydroponic garden for nutritious fresh produce that is really impressive.

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FREE Wellness Opportunities for Parents!

We are now offering an individual consultation with a physical trainer and/or nutritionist, as well as a wellness app for your phone/device to those parents who are interested! If you are, please contact Nikki Christensen (, 262-275-6881 #219).
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What's For Lunch Program 2021-2022 School Year

You can contact Nikki Christensen if you are interested in receiving two weekend lunches for each child in your household during the 2021-2022 school year. Each child's lunch consists of sandwich or soup, and fruit. All families are invited to participate and the cost of this program is NOTHING! This program is generously sponsored by friends of Fontana School.

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.

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Parenting Resources

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:

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:

Energy Assistance

Need rent or utilities assistance? Contact or call 262-427-8505