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River Eves Health & Wellness 

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Healthy, Active Bodies are Healthy, Engaged Minds 

Fulton County Schools recognizes the link between student health and learning and is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity for all students. Schools can't do it alone; it takes a community to build a healthy child- Let's start now!


River Eves Health and Wellness Programs, Events, and Activities 

Year Round Initiatives:

  • Brain Breaks – Implemented every day throughout the day in the individual classrooms. Teachers utilize various programs to provide several brain breaks throughout the day for all students.  One of the most popular programs is GoNoodle  It is encouraged for parents/families to incorporate these ideas at home during homework time or technology breaks.  http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/1252-brain-breaks-instant-recess-and-energizers
  • Farm to School – Implemented through our Food and Nutrition Services http://www.farmtoschool.org/
  • Georgia Shape Governor's Honor Roll- Platinum Award Winner. The Governor's Shape Honor Roll Award recognizes elementary, middle and high schools for their dedication to creating a healthy school environment and a culture of wellness for staff, students and community. Georgia's K-12 public schools were invited to submit an application to be recognized by the Governor's Office, the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Department of Public Health for their exceptional participation in the annual fitness assessment data collection process as well as their commitment to efforts that improve student wellness. http://www.georgiashape.org/story/governors-shape-honor-roll
  • Indoor Recess Program – Each grade level is provided with indoor recess carts, which are full of games and activities to keep students engaged on days where they are unable to go outside. This is a helpful resource to support students and teachers during cold and rainy months.
  • Outdoor Learning Environments – Reading Garden, Outdoor Classroom, and a Nature Trail.  
  • Outdoor Recess – All grade levels.  30 min each day.  Weather permitting http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/find-challenges/on-the-playground-challenges/1234-recess-in-action
  • PBIS – Positive Behaviors and Interventions Support
  • Power Up for 30 – Implemented through our PE program. Offered every morning before school begins – 7:10 – 7:40.  Each grade level has an assigned day to attend.  http://georgiashape.org/story/power-30-0
  • Recycling - Year round initiative to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout the school. 
  • Strong 4 Life School – Implemented through our Food and Nutrition Services  http://www.strong4life.com/landing-pages/school-nutrition


Monthly Health and Wellness Events

August –

                   PBIS focus – CITIZENSHIP

                   Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

                   Welcome back to school social events  

September – 

                   PBIS focus - RESPECT

                   National Food Safety Education Month

                   Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month

                   National School Backpack Awareness Day - 9/21

                   Family Health and Fitness Day - 9/24

                   Boosterthon Fun Run

October –

                   PBIS focus - ACCEPTANCE

                   National ADHD Awareness Month  

                   National Health Education Week - 10/17 - 10/21

                   Child Health Day USA - 10/2 National Walk to School Day – 10/5

                   School wide Recycling Drive

                   Fall Landscape Day

                   Red Ribbon Week

                   National Bullying Prevention Month

November – 

                   PBIS focus - KINDNESS

                   Family Movie Night

                   Canned Food Drive

                   Book Fair

December –  

                   PBIS focus - GENEROSITY

                   Safe Toys and Gifts Month

                   National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 4-10)   

                   Holiday charitable giving

January –     

                   PBIS focus - TRUSTWORTHY

                   Skyzone Spirit Night

                   Jump Rope for Heart – through PE

                   Book Swap

                   Community Event – Gladiator Hockey Night

February – 

                   PBIS focus - FORGIVENESS

                   American Heart Month

                   National Wear Red Day - 2/3

                   Eagle Fliers – After School Running Program – (3-5) through the end of April. 

                   Bingo Night 

                   Read Across America Week

March –

                   PBIS focus – DILIGENCE

                   National Nutrition Month

                   National School Breakfast Week

                   National Day of Unplugging 

April –          

                   PBIS focus - RESPONSIBILITY

                   Stress Awareness Month

                   National Autism Month

                   World Autism Awareness Day - 4/2

                   World Health Day - 4/7 

                   Test prep and Test stress

                   Celebration of Earth Day

                   Eagle Fliers 5K Race

May –           

                   PBIS focus - SPORTSMANSHIP 

                   National Mental Health Awareness Month

                   Field Day – (K-5)

                   End of year parties 






    River Eves Local
    Wellness​​ Council 


    Katie Snyder – Physical Education Teacher

    Physical Education Website

    Stephanie Payne - Food and Nutrition Services Manager 

    Matt Donahoe – School Principal

    Erika Cohen - School Social Worker

    Tammy Jarrell - School Nurse

    Amy Dyche - School Counselor

    Christine Albert – 2nd Grade Teacher

    Lorena Sweet- 1st Grade Teacher

    Vanessa Sartin- Pre-K Teacher

    Shahira Khaki- IRR Teacher



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