Health and Safety Newsletter

February 2018 - Garden City Parent Teacher Association

THREE CONTESTS FOR STUDENTS STARTING IN FEBRUARY!

Start with Hello Student Voices - Imaginormous Challenge - AAA Traffic Safety Contest

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START WITH HELLO WEEK - February 5th - 9th, 2018

During the week of February 5–9, hundreds of schools & youth organizations across the US will participate in #StartWithHello Week to teach students, grades 2–12, the skills they need to reach out to & include those who may be dealing with chronic social isolation.

This program was developed from Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization, founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Please refer to the Parent Guide link below and how you and your children can help make a difference in our community.

Take part in the Start With Hello Week Student Voices Contest and help show the world the difference you make in your life and the lives of others. The contest will promote young people’s efforts to reduce social isolation, build community and inclusion, and prevent violence before it happens through the arts.

With a submission deadline of February 16, 2018, youth will bring personal perspective and insight to the issue of reaching out to peers who feel alone or different or often not seen or heard by others. The winning entries in the categories of Written, Spoken and Visual will receive monetary awards and their entries will be on display at the SAVE Promise Club Youth Summit on April 21, 2018. Some entries will also be used in Sandy Hook Promise’s promotional material. In addition to the monetary award for students, the teacher or adult champion named in the contest submission will also receive a monetary award.

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Roald Dahl's IMAGINORMOUS CHALLENGE!

Get creative and submit your idea for a story!

AAA Traffic Safety Poster and Video Contest is Open to Students in Kindergarten to Grade 12

AAA Northeast’s Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest!

This annual contest is open to all students in grades K-12.

The contest provides students in grades K-12 the opportunity to teach their peers safe behaviors in and around traffic while demonstrating their artistic talent! We invite students to create a poster (either hand drawn or graphic design). High school students have the option of creating a poster or a short "PSA" video (no more than two minutes in length) illustrating a powerful and memorable traffic safety message.

Complete contest information is available in the attached 2018 brochure.

NYU WINTHROP HOSPITAL - SCORE PROGRAM - HOSTED BY GCHS ATHLETIC TRAINER, CHRIS NAPOLI ON FEBRUARY 12TH FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS

NYU WInthrop Hospital's Sports Medicine Department is actively involved in the community to provide education to local organizations and parents. Their Sports Community OutReach Education Program (SCORE) is an educational series of one-hour workshops offered at no cost to our community at the NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center.

Upcoming programs for parents and students:


Monday, February 12th, 2018 @7pm
Alcohol, Drugs and the Athlete
Presented by Dr. Ronald Marino, DO, MPH, NYU Winthrop Hospital Pediatrician


Reserve your seat by calling the Sports Medicine Department at 516-663-1054.

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SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

Stewart School "Winter Warmup" from AP Mrs. Bell

TIPS FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


  1. Do fall and winter chores with your kids – raking leaves, shoveling snow.
  2. Have fun together outside – go for a walk, tumble in the leaves, go sledding, build a snowman.
  3. Turn on holiday music and dance around the house.
  4. Give gifts that encourage physical activity, like active games or sporting equipment.

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