Friday, October 26, 2012

Make a Difference Day Busload

The 7th annual Make a Difference Day food drive filled another school bus with food and provisions for those in our community who need a helping hand.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

Red Ribbon Week brought a flurry of activity to our schools with all sorts of messages and actions around being healthy and safe!

Students in all elementary schools took part in Tasty Tuesday boldly tasting pinto beans with salsa at lunch! Beans are part of the new federal lunch menu requirements. Pictured are moms from East Coventry.
"Follow Your Dreams" meant students wore pajamas at French Creek on Wednesday.
More than 200 4th and 5th graders ran a one-mile cross country run after school on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. The run was the 40th Annual!

Also on Wednesday, more than 100 High School students bravely donated blood during a Key Club sponsored blood drive!

Today, students at West Vincent Elementary learned about combustion as part of "Lift Off and Shine a Light on Drug Prevention".

Tomorrow Owen J. Roberts schools will FILL THAT BUS full of donations for North Coventry food pantry and families in our neighborhoods who struggle with hunger. Hundreds of staff will also take part in a PINK OUT wearing pink to stand up against breast cancer. The food drive and breast cancer awarenss are part of the 7th annual Make a Difference Day.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hub of Activity

Our schools were a social epicenter of activity this past Friday, October 19. The homecoming football game drew a huge crowd to Wildcat Stadium, while East Coventry and North Coventry Elementary Schools each packed the house with PTA Family Nights. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Giant A+ School Rewards Program

Giant Food Stores A+ School Rewards Program allows for schools to earn cash rewards. You can find more information on their website . Giant shoppers are able to register their Bonus Card and designate an Owen J. Roberts School as the recipient.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Middle School Takes a Stand

In recognition of National Stomp Out Bullying Day, and as an outward sign of unity, a sea of students and staff dressed in blue streamed into the gymnasium to hear Mr. Mark Brown deliver a powerful anti-bullying program. The Emmy-nominated and award-winning motivational speaker, Mark Brown, travels across North America, teaching the importance of tolerance and respect to over 200,000 children each year. His profound, life-changing message is delivered in a way that children understand and own, inspiring them to think about how words and actions can hurt another person. Mr. Brown reminded students of Mother Theresa’s words, “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” Students were challenged to "Take a Stand" to make sure their words always "do good".  Later in the day, small community groups will meet to discuss and process the impact of the message.
Below is a video clip of Mark Brown

West Vincent Fit Fest Encourages Healthy Community

Annette Lemma leads fun yoga postures.

The crowd takes a try at zumba moves.

A student learns to flip squash pancakes.

On Friday, September 28, West Vincent Elementary School held its annual Fit Fest. Fit Fest introduces families to many community opportunities which support healthy lifestyles. About 200 people attended. Community venues for dance, horseback riding, martial arts, yoga, zumba, healthy cooking, tennis, swimming, outdoor recreation, and more were shared with students and families. Fit Fest is a joint effort between the West Vincent Wellness Team led by Mrs. Tammy Swink and the West Vincent PTA.