Fontana Student Services Newsletter

RESOURCES, TIPS, TRICKS, AND MORE!

PARENT SURVEY!

Please take a minute to complete the parent survey. Your feedback will help with planning for our Wellness Wednesday programming for the 22-23 school year. Thank you!


SURVEY HERE

100 FUN THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER

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SIGN UP FOR FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES & BACKPACKS (22-23 SCHOOL YEAR)

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SIGN UP FOR THE WHAT'S FOR LUNCH PROGRAM (22-23 SCHOOL YEAR)

You can contact Nikki Christensen if you are interested in receiving two weekend lunches for each child in your household during the 2022-2023 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 2022-2023 año escolar? Enviaremos los alimentos cada jueves con su hijo al fin del día. Déjeme saber lo más pronto posible.

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WELLNESS PLAN FOR THE SUMMER

It is important to keep kids active over the summer; wellness plans can be a tool for your child to utilize in doing so. It can also assist with maintaining structure and a schedule your child can follow even in the summer!


If interested in printing a wellness plan for your child: CLICK HERE

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TIPS FOR HOW TO KEEP OUR KIDS HAPPY & HEALTHY THIS SUMMER


1. Always bring healthy snacks everywhere you go.


Carrots & hummus

Cut up apples

Blueberries

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. 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.


3. 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.


4. 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.


5. 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.


6. 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!

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Sound Bath Experience this Summer!

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, kimberlylempart@gmail.com

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20 Coping Skills for Children & Adults!

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

Self-soothe

  • 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

Disconnect

  • walk in nature
  • put technology away

Mindfulness

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

Listen

  • music
  • guided meditations

Create

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

Our Partnership with Area Therapy and Counseling Resources

Please contact Nikki Christensen (nchristensen@fontana.k12.wi.us 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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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.


https://www.walworthcountyfoodpantry.org/how-to-get-help/

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Free Wellness Opportunities for Parents!

We will again offer an individual consultation with a physical trainer and/or nutritionist, as well as a wellness app for your phone/device for the 22-23 school year to those parents who are interested! If you are, please contact Nikki Christensen (nchristensen@fontana.k12.wi.us, 262-275-6881 #219).
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Free Early Childhood Parenting Resource

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: 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

Energy Assistance

Need rent or utilities assistance? Contact https://energybenefit.wi.gov/ or call 262-427-8505