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Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Grant

Voices for Healthy Kids is offering new grant opportunities. This round of funding will be an open call for proposals. Applications should support a Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Lever and be submitted by the deadline of January 11, 2019 - 5 PM PST.  This will be the last open call for applications until June 2019. The [...]

By |2018-12-06T13:55:58+00:00December 6th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Grant

After School Grant Opportunity from New York Life Foundation

  The New York Life Foundation's Aim High Grant Period is Open! The New York Life Foundation is seeking applicants for its Aim High local grant program to support afterschool, summer, or expanded learning programs serving middle schoolers. A total of 26 grant awards will be made nationwide. Take a look to see which grant category is a [...]

By |2018-12-06T10:17:12+00:00December 4th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on After School Grant Opportunity from New York Life Foundation

Don’t Miss: Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program Presentations at Connecticut PE Conference

  The Connecticut PE Conference will feature Carrie Flint from Peaceful Playgrounds presenting on the Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program and strategies for a successful school recess experience for students and staff.   Carrie Flint, Musical PE Representing Peaceful Playgrounds Presentations Thursday Nov.15,  2018 *Recess and How it Enhances Learning *Recess: No Longer Just Fun and Games [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:45:40+00:00November 12th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Don’t Miss: Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program Presentations at Connecticut PE Conference

Deadline approaching for Community Change Grant program

America Walks is excited to announce another round of the popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work and play. Projects should be able to demonstrate how they will create healthy, active, and engaged communities that [...]

By |2018-10-25T10:50:30+00:00October 25th, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Deadline approaching for Community Change Grant program

Equity Matters in Education – Low income schools receive recess less often.

Equity Matters: Recess Equity matters in public education. When you do some searching you’ll find that there is a disparity between wealthy and low-income public schools who receive recess. According to the Center for Public Education, the more low-income a school the less recess they are likely to have. This statistic is both sad and [...]

By |2018-12-06T11:50:57+00:00October 11th, 2018|Announcement, Recess|Comments Off on Equity Matters in Education – Low income schools receive recess less often.

Impact Schools Grant Program

Deadline Approaching: SHAPE America Impact Schools Grant Program Apply by October 6     As part of our commitment to 50 Million Strong, SHAPE America is dedicated to giving back to communities in high-need areas across the country. Our new SHAPE America Impact Schools grant program will provide much-needed funds and professional development opportunities to [...]

By |2018-10-02T09:17:20+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Announcement|Comments Off on Impact Schools Grant Program

Alternatives to withholding recess for discipline issues

Discipline Alternatives to Withholding Recess  I received this question from a parent.  Regarding her child's school withholding recess games for discipline reasons. "My child’s school has started using Peaceful Playgrounds and the children have been prohibited from playing soccer, basketball, kickball, or making up their own games.  My kids are very upset by [...]

By |2018-09-21T10:38:45+00:00September 21st, 2018|Announcement, playground|Comments Off on Alternatives to withholding recess for discipline issues

Apply today for a SHAPE/Skillastics Grant Opportunity

Apply Today: $10,000 Physical Activity Grant Program Skillastics® and SHAPE America are partnering for the second annual Skillastics Physical Activity Grant Program. Skillastics will award five grants to elementary, middle and/or secondary health and physical educators totaling $10,000. Each grant will provide up to $1,000 of Skillastics products and up to $1,000 for the educator [...]

By |2018-09-20T12:01:09+00:00September 20th, 2018|Announcement, Grants|Comments Off on Apply today for a SHAPE/Skillastics Grant Opportunity

School Grant Announcement: Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants

Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants Closing Date: September 30th 2018 Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants up to $1,000 to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their [...]

By |2018-09-14T14:25:31+00:00September 14th, 2018|Announcement, Grants|Comments Off on School Grant Announcement: Project Learning Tree Greenworks Grants

Play Nice Newsletter on Playground Discipline

Discipline on the Playground Guidance for Playgrounds Supervisors & Staff Discipline on the playground is a challenge at most school sites.   Most schools, however,  strictly enforce classroom rules and procedures in order to maintain a safe classroom environment for students. When students go to the playground for recess, the classroom rules are not adequate for [...]

By |2018-09-13T09:30:29+00:00September 13th, 2018|Announcement, Playground Supervision|Comments Off on Play Nice Newsletter on Playground Discipline

SHAPE America’s Impact Grants Apply Now.

SHAPE America’s Impact Schools grant program will provide much-needed funds and professional development opportunities to schools to enhance health and physical education programs in high-need areas across the nation while helping teachers continue their studies and build expertise that improves student outcomes. More........

By |2018-12-06T11:50:56+00:00September 13th, 2018|Announcement, Grants|Comments Off on SHAPE America’s Impact Grants Apply Now.

WA PTA Resolution in Support of Recess

Washington PTA: 11.27 BEST PRACTICES – RECESS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Resolution passed 2018 Whereas, children’s physical fitness and children’s engagement in physical activity are associated with greater academic achievement and cognitive functioning, and increased physical activity during the school day does not adversely affect student academic achievement; and Whereas, elementary school children who have more [...]

By |2018-09-04T09:41:52+00:00September 5th, 2018|Announcement, Featured Articles, Recess|Comments Off on WA PTA Resolution in Support of Recess

National PTA Resolution in Support of Recess

School Recess Whereas, Children’s physical fitness and children’s engagement in physical activity are associated with greater academic achievement and cognitive functioning; andWhereas, Elementary school children who have more recess time have been found to have better classroom behavior; and Whereas, Recess is important for children’s socialization, school adjustment, and overall social development; and Whereas, Recess [...]

By |2018-09-13T09:36:56+00:00September 4th, 2018|Announcement, Featured Articles, Recess|Comments Off on National PTA Resolution in Support of Recess

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