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Norris is Working On Wellness!

The health and wellness of our children is a top priority at Norris!

We are dedicated in providing an exemplary health program for all of our students, their families, and our faculty. We are taking an active role in promoting health and wellness by raising an awareness through physical activity, nutrition, and health. We would love for each of you to take the next step to ensure that you are doing all you can do to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Photo: Mr. Plyler


The 21 Day Challenge is a way for your child to make a pledge to eat healthier snacks over a 21 day period. We would LOVE to have 100% participation in this event. It is so easy and your child will gain an awareness of what foods are healthier to eat.

If you have not signed up, it is EASY AND FREE and your child will receive prizes from Medical Children's Hospital just for trying new foods. No need to turn anything in.

READY TO SIGN UP?.... but you have to hurry because sign ups end on January 24th!

Go to: to sign up now!

From January 25th - February 14th - your child eats healthy snacks for 21 days. They don't have to bring their snacks to school and they don't need to turn in anything to us. Your child can use the recipe book for ideas. As a parent, just monitor that your child is choosing healthier options for snack time.

2 - IMPORTANT - starting FEBRUARY 29th through March 6th - you will be sent a survey ( a few questions) from Medical City Children's hospital to your email that you used to sign up your student. This information is used to educate us as to how students are making healthier choices. By taking this survey this shows that your child has participated in the event and your child will be sent a prize from Medical City Children's hospital to Norris. All prizes will be handed out once I receive them. I won't be given any extra prizes, only to those students who finishes participation by taking the online survey.

Let's get healthy NORRIS!!!!!!!

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See above photo of the prizes your child will receive once they sign up AND complete the 21 Day Challenge survey


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Check out the Rosser girls eating a recipe from the cookbook!

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Addi eating the lion recipe from the cookbook!

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Aden...caught eating healthy!

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Kesley not only eats healthy, she grows healthy veggies too!

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Carter and Ashley made smoothie pops! YUMMY!

PE News from Coach Burleigh & Coach Harper

WOW! We Are Working on Our Wellness!

We started off our new year to a great start!

  • We played different activities that focused on catching and throwing.
  • We played activities that involved dodging and fleeing from their partner.
  • We talked about GO, SLOW, and WHOA foods.
  • We participated in COOPERATIVE activities with each other.
  • We learned new ways to play with pool noodles.
  • We underhand tossed the bean bag to knock down our SNOWMAN bowling pins.


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How are you staying fit with your family?

We would like for our families to do one activity a day together that involves you spending time together while being active. Try this at home with our little one!

Did you know that February 3rd is the 100th Day of School!

Please join us in this activity at home with your little one and get healthy!


Work on YOUR Wellness!

The 100th day of school is on Wednesday, February 3rd! PE would like for you to consider adding the 100th Day workout to your list of activities for this month. The workout is very simple.

This would be a great exercise to do with your child at home each evening. Ask your child to come up with an exercise to do 10 repetitions of. All you need to do is choose 10 exercises and do 10 repetitions of each!

This is also a fun way to practice counting to 100 .:)

JUMP ROPE CLUB starts in February!

Look for a sign up form on our Norris website under the Specials tab the first week in February!


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We are busy working on learning all of the bones in our bodies!

Ask your child what bones they have learned and where they are located.











Some of our new bones are:




Health and Wellness News from Mrs. Roberts

Hello families! Is it really 2016 already?

January has been a busy month for us as we usher in a new year and hopefully, healthier habits! In Health and Wellness, we have worked on identifying how to be a better friend to one another, how to read a nutrition label and how to recognize real foods versus processed foods, and we even started learning to juggle scarves. Our Watchdog Dad even joined in on the fun! How are these topics related, you ask? Well, they are all part of our children’s healthy choices. Friendship choices, food choices and fun exercise options are important!

I have shared with some of my classes that I would love to get pictures of them eating healthy things so we can start a “Caught Eating Healthy” bulletin board outside of the health and wellness classroom. If you have a pic of your kids eating healthy snacks, feel free to email me one and I will proudly post it! It is so important for us to encourage healthy habits with them at this age. If you’re like me and need a little inspiration on healthy foods for your kids, here is a great website for some healthy eating tips and ideas! You can reach me here:

Thanks to our PE department, we have a very active and exciting Spring semester in front of us, and I am looking forward to introducing more fun activities with your children! Some previews of what’s ahead – Eating a Rainbow and Jump Rope for Heart among others!


Mrs. Roberts (Coach Roberts)


7 Ways to Burn 100 Calories

1. Prepare food: 45 minutes of chopping, sautéing and everything else involved in putting together a meal consumes about 102 calories. You get bonus points if you fix a heart-healthy meal!

2. Dig in the dirt: 25 minutes of gardening uses 113 calories

3. Skip rope: 10 minutes of jumping rope will burn 113 calories.

4. Take the stairs: Depending on your fitness level, you spend 7-10 calories climbing a flight of stairs. That’s not much, but if you make a habit of taking the stairs instead of the elevator, the benefits add up. If you don’t have a flight of stairs handy, you can step up and down one step 15 times.

5. Hop on your bike: Tour your neighborhood with your family on fat-tire bikes. In 25 minutes you will burn 102 calories.

6. Go for a walk. In 22 minutes of strolling (at 3.5 mph) you will burn 100 calories. Pick up the pace to 4.5 mph, and you will burn 100 calories in a little more than 13 minutes.

7. Start dancing! Dancing for 19 minutes will burn 103 calories.

To improve your overall heart health, the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of both).

30 minutes a day, 5 times a week is an easy goal to remember. If you can’t work in one 30-minute stretch, you can do it in two or three segments of 10 to 15 minutes a day!


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Norris Knights will be EATING AROUND THE RAINBOW on February 8th during their lunch periods. The district will be providing us with an assortment of colorful fruits and veggies on this day. The fruits and veggies will be displayed on a table. Each child can choose 2 items to go back to their table and enjoy!

Please help us at home by... explaining to your child how important it is to choose colorful fruits and vegetables. Children are exposed to commercials that promote artificial cereals, cookies, candies that are colorful, but are not natural. Please encourage healthy eating at home by letting your child choose new fruits and veggies on a trip to the grocery store.

Thanks for helping us educate this generation on what foods are healthy and what foods they should eat on a daily basis.

(Fact) The cranberry is one of only three commercially cultivated native North

American fruits. A serving of fresh cranberries is a good source of vitamin C and fiber

and contains only 1 milligram of sodium.

Try something new February 26 in the cafeteria. We will have samples of

cranberries for all students to try in the cafeteria on this day.


We will be spotlighting 2 Norris Knights each month who are staying active and leading a healthy lifestyle.
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Ishan won a gold medal in a Taekwondo tournament by breaking a board!

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Ms. Hogan is walking her dogs!


Would you like to share your Healthy Habits that your child/ family do to stay fit?

Please send your pics along with your students name and grade and a short description to your child's teacher. We will be highlighting 2 students per month. All other pics will go on our Healthy Selfie student bulletin board at Norris!

Please send your healthy selfie photos to Coach Burleigh at

NOWHERE LIKE NORRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for sharing your child with us! We are very blessed to be here at Norris!


Coach Burleigh and Coach Harper