Monday, March 20, 2017

Peaceful Playgrounds-One Minute Playground Tip-FREEZE BEll

One-Minute Playground Tip

This one minute -playground tip video is about the benefits
of a Freeze Bell when recess ends.

Our research indicates that 43% of student injuries (on the
playground) occurred when students were going to and coming from the
playground.  So the solution we put In to
place was to institute a freeze bell where when the recess bell rang. 

We instituted another procedure that when the playground
supervisors blew the whistle then students were to walk and put away the equipment
and walk back to class in an orderly manner.

We enforced walking after the bell by having supervisors
give out pink slips to the runners.  To
the students who were walking they said,  “thank you for walking” to the compliant
students or gave them a good sport coupon which is a reward in the Peaceful
Playgrounds Program kit.

Thank you for attending this one-minute playground tip
session on implementing a Freeze Bell.
We hope you join us again and check out our You Tube Channel for other
playground tips.

If you would like more tips involving playground supervisors and their role in supervising the playground you might want  to check out  our Playground Supervisor Training and Certification or our Guide for Playground Supervisors.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

"Game on Grant" Deadline Approaching

California School Wellness Initiatives with a 2017-2018 School Grant

Information from California Action for Healthy Kids-Katia Ahmed

Calling all California schools. Does your school need funding for school health and wellness initiatives?  Need help with your application? Contact your state coordinator, Katia Ahmed, to help you submit a successful application.

Apply for a Game

On ($500 or $1,000), Game On for Parents ($500 or $1,000) and/or School Breakfast ($500 - $3,000) grant for the 2017-2018 school year. These grants will help you increase physical activity opportunities (PE, recess, classroom energizers, before/after school programming, etc.), improve nutrition initiatives (nutrition education, school gardens, taste tests, healthy celebrations, etc.), engage parents in school wellness and increase breakfast participation (Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab and Go, Second Chance Breakfast, etc.). Deadline to apply is April 7, 2017. Note: For the majority of Game On for Parents grants, priority will be given to schools within 15 miles of an ALDI store.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Congratulations to the March 2017 winners of the U.S. Map Stencil Giveaway!

Beginning January 2017 we will select 2 U.S. Map Contest Winners Monthly! Enter to win below.
Karen Rohrer PE Teacher  Saranac Elementary  Saranac MI 
Kristen Cannon Asst. Principal Canterbury Elementary Crystal Lake, IL

Please call the office 951-245-6970 to claim your prize.
Winning entries can now contact the Peaceful Playgrounds office to redeem their prize. Thank you to all that participated. You need not re-apply. Your entry will automatically be entered in the next drawing. 

Enter to Win 

U.S. Map Stencil