Friday, September 10, 2010

Fuel Up To Play - It's Team Spirit Day!

Today was Team Spirit Day at the Creek! Many donned the colors of their favorite NFL or college teams, and some wore their CCE spirit shirts, but all the Creekers celebrated the fact that they were part of a special team that works together and supports each other. Our PE Team approached me about implementing a Fuel Up to Play program this year in an effort to compete for a $10,000 NFL Play 60 grant that will be awarded to 34 Super Schools this year. I immediately became excited about the activities they had planned for promoting nutrition and exercise with our students. They kicked off their program today with Back to Football Friday that included football activities through PE classes this week and culminated in our entire school committing to completing 2 laps around our track immediately following lunch today. This whole school effort resulted in a whopping 700 miles logged during the event! Twenty lucky participants were also awarded either a football autographed by one of our local Jacksonville Jaguar players or a Jaguars program book! Aside from the health and wellness grant the winning schools also receive a visit from a NFL player. The kids were excited to have accepted and exceeded the goal for our first challenge. The Creek's got sprirt - yes we do - the Creek's got spirit - how 'bout you???


Mrs. Metzger and Mrs. Morris said...

Our resource teachers are the BEST! Thanks to the PE Department for organizing this fun event. The kids loved it and what a great way to kick off a year full of fitness on the farm!
Lori Metzger

dayle timmons said...

All through the heat of the day our PE teachers were excited and making sure that the kids were having FUN! How exciting to be competing for a grant and highlighting all of the work done by the PE Department! 700 miles! Now that's incredible!

Anonymous said...

I've got the spirit. Yes, I do! Thank you to all the farmhands that helped make this possible. YEE HAW!

- Patricia Wallace

Anonymous said...

I wish that I could have been there to participate. The message of a sound-mind being connected to a sound-body could not be better researched or documented. There simply IS a connection between the two.

I applaud all of those that made this happen. Now we just need to keep up the good work.



JJ Brown said...

We have such an amazing Resource Team! Always thinking of the kids and the Creek!

J. Shaffer said...

We had a great time walking with our students that day. What a great way to get the kids motivated to exercise!
Jessica Shaffer