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Chehalem Elementary Newsletter- January 15, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Chehalem Families,


We are waiting for new metrics data from the governor and health departments on January 19th to help us determine our safe schools reopening plan. I will continue to share information as it becomes available.


I am asking teachers to start removing their personal items from classrooms so we can start making extra space for students to be able to social distance when they return. There will be lots of preparation prior to the possibility of students coming back, but we are starting now to be ready!


I don't have an update on when the district will be polling parents regarding their plan to return to school or remain in CDL, but I will send a reminder once I know it has gone out. You will be receiving more information as it rolls out. We want you to have as much information as possible before you would make the decision for your child's method of education for the remainder of the year.


Reminder that there is no school next Monday, and a typical school day on Wednesday with PE or Music being the class that they would normally have had Monday. Teachers will notify students of the class they should attend for specials.


Stay healthy and well!


Sincerely, Angee Silliman

Principal

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January Words of the Month are "I can and I will"

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Walk and Roll Contest

BSD students in grades K-5 are encouraged to enter the 2nd Annual Walk + Roll Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Places We Love to Walk + Roll.” The deadline to enter is January 29. The grand prize is a new bicycle from WashCo Bikes. Visit www.beaverton.k12.or.us/safe-routes for contest details.
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Beaverton Library News

Jennifer Wolfe from the Beaverton Children's Library will be coming once again to give away free books during library book check out on Thursday from 11-12. Come get a free book and free lunch for kids!
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Nurse's News

Eat, Sleep, Move information below.

Eat, Sleep, Move!

As we enter into a new year, often we make goals to improve our habits. Healthy habits and routines are important to manage and improve both mental and physical wellness. Especially while students are participating in distance learning, it’s easy to forget healthy eating, sleep routines, and normal exercise. Healthy eating, sleeping and exercise are linked with improvements in behavior, attention, mood, safety, school performance and attendance, and boosting immune systems. Here are a few tips.


Nutrition

· Try to make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

· Limit sugary drinks. *Did you know that in 12 ounces of soda, there are about 40 grams of sugar? That is 10 teaspoons of sugar in just one can!

· Focus on eating more fresh foods and less packaged foods.

· Occasional sweets are fine, but try not to make dessert a reward.

· Don’t engage in food battles, let kids stop eating when they feel they’ve had enough.

· Choose healthy snacks throughout the day that include a protein so you stay full longer.

· Nutrition Resources:

Free food resources are found on the Community Resources webpage.

https://www.oregonfoodbank.org

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/


Sleep

· According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, to promote optimal health:

o Children 3-5 years old should sleep 10-13 hours per 24 hours

o Children 6-12 years old should sleep 9-12 hours

o Teenagers 13-18 years old should sleep 8-10 hours

· Set bedtime and wake-up times at the same time every day.

· Have a bedtime, wind-down routine.

· Remove electronics from the bedroom, keep it quiet, and at a comfortable temperature.

· Avoid large meals and caffeine before bed time.

· Sleep Resources:

www.cdc.gov/sleep

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Supports-Childhood-Sleep-Guidelines.aspx


Exercise

· The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend children and adolescents ages 6-17 get 60 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.

· Make moving together a regular part of your family life. Walk the dog, have a dance party, do fitness activities during commercials, clean the house or yard together, and take the stairs.

· Exercise Resources:

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/aha-recs-for-physical-activity-in-children

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/index.htm

https://letsmove.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/make-physical-activity-part-your-familys-routine

https://playfitfun.com/

¡Come, duerme, mantente activo!

A medida que entramos en un nuevo año, a menudo nos ponemos metas para mejorar nuestros hábitos. Los hábitos y rutinas saludables son importantes para administrar y mejorar el bienestar físico y mental. Especialmente mientras los estudiantes participan en el aprendizaje a distancia, es fácil olvidarse de la alimentación saludable, las rutinas de dormir y el ejercicio normal. La alimentación saludable, el dormir y el ejercicio están relacionados con mejoras en el comportamiento, la atención, el estado de ánimo, la seguridad, el rendimiento y la asistencia a la escuela, y el fortalecimiento del sistema inmunológico. Aquí hay algunos consejos.


Nutrición

• Trate de que la mitad del plato tenga frutas y verduras

• Limite las bebidas azucaradas. ¿Sabías que en 12 onzas de refresco hay alrededor de 40 gramos de azúcar? ¡Eso es 10 cucharaditas de azúcar en una sola lata!

• Concéntrese en comer más alimentos frescos y menos envasados

• Comer dulces ocasionalmente está bien, pero trate de que el postre no sea una recompensa
• No participe en batallas de comida, deje que los niños dejen de comer cuando sientan que ya han tenido suficiente.

• Elija refrigerios saludables durante todo el día que incluyan una proteína para mantenerse satisfecho por más tiempo.

• Recursos de nutrición:

Los recursos de alimentos gratuitos se encuentran en la página web, Recursos Comunitarios, Community Resources webpage.

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

https://www.oregonfoodbank.org


Dormir

• Según la Academia Estadounidense de Pediatría, para promover una salud óptima:

o Los niños de 3 a 5 años deben dormir de 10 a 13 horas cada 24 horas

o Los niños de 6 a 12 años deben dormir entre 9 y 12 horas

o Los adolescentes de 13 a 18 años deben dormir de 8 a 10 horas

• Establezca horarios para dormir y despertarse a la misma hora todos los días

• Tenga una rutina para la hora de dormir

• Retire los dispositivos electrónicos del dormitorio, mantenga el dormitorio en silencio y a una temperatura agradable

• Evite las comidas abundantes y la cafeína antes de acostarse

Recursos para dormir:

www.cdc.gov/sleep

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/AAP-Supports-Childhood-Sleep- Guidelines.aspx


Ejercicio

● El Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades recomienda que los niños y adolescentes de 6 a 17 años realicen 60 minutos o más de actividad física moderada a vigorosa todos los días.

● Que estar activos sea una parte regular de su vida familiar juntos. Paseen al perro, bailen, hagan actividades de acondicionamiento físico durante los comerciales de la televisión, limpien la casa o el jardín juntos y ¡suban las escaleras!

Recursos de ejercicio:

https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/aha-recs-for-physical-activity-in-children

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/index.htm

https://letsmove.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/make-physical-activity-part-your-familys-routine

https://playfitfun.com/

Food Menus- For Food Pick-up on Tuesday and Thursday 11-12:00

Children often have a hard time choosing their entrees if they don't know what the choices will be ahead of time. Follow this link to find meal choices for the month under the "Menus" dropdown.

Food Resources

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PTO Corner

Sincerely, Angee Silliman

Principal at Chehalem Elementary

angee_silliman@beaverton.k12.or.us