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Parsley Morning Walking Club

Parsley Morning Walking Club
Gets Students Moving!

  • Research indicates that physical activity makes children ready to learn.
  • Exercise habits learned at an early age tend to persist into adulthood.
  • Childhood obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States.

For these reasons and others, the Parsley Elementary School PTA started a morning walking program during the 2005-2006 school year.  In this program, students walk outside any time (on their scheduled days) beginning at any time between 7:30 and 7:45 and may continue walking until 7:50. This program is optional and all Parsley students are invited to join.  Students may participate in every session or as desired.  Students in grades K - 2 walk on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students in grades 3 -5 walk on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Students arrive at school in accordance with normal school procedures, proceed to their classrooms to drop off their belongings and check in with the staff member on duty in their rooms and then proceed outside to the walking track.  Personal belongings should be left in the classroom.

Before Walking Club begins for the school year, all students will be introuduced to the Walking Club Expectations and will be held accountable for these rules.

walkersAdult volunteers will be identified with “I’m a Walking Volunteer!” identification clips. Volunteers are used to monitor children on the track and in the hallways.

The total number of laps students walk will be tracked and recorded to be shared with all students during announcements.

Parents are also welcome to come and walk with their child.

Seahawks as guest walkers   sprinting   signing autographs

Guest Walkers UNCW Seahawks joined the K-2 students in April 2008.

blue ribbonParsley's PTA earned the NC PTA Gwin G. Hughes Healthy Living Project Award for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 school years.  This award was established in April 2005 by the North Carolina Congress of Parents and Teachers and the Hughes Family as a memorial to Mrs. Hughes, to encourage healthful living habits.

Email Parsley PTA if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.

WALKING CLUB EXPECTATIONS
             
    • Walking Club is from 7:30 to 7:50.
    • Participate as often as possible.
    • Encourage classmates to participate.
    • Walk as many laps as possible during the time you are outside walking. Keep up the pace!
    • Have fun walking with your friends.
    • Listen and show respect to the parent volunteers.
    • Listen and show respect to fellow students.
    • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
    • Keep personal belongings in the classroom.
    • Understand that any poor choices made can result in “no walking club” for the day or even multiple days.
    • WALK ONLY
      PLEASE NOTE: Those students who arrive at the walking track at 7:50 or later will be sent back to their classroom.

LACE UP THOSE SNEAKERS AND GET WALKING!
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