WHAT: A before school walking/running program designed to let students begin each day in an active, healthy, and fun way.
WHEN: The program will begin on Monday, September 17, 2012 and will run the entire school year.
TIME: Each morning, Monday thru Friday from 7:30 AM to 7:45 AM
WHERE: The students will gather on the P.E. field and will walk or run as many 1/4 mile laps as they want to or can.
WHY: To promote an active, healthy lifestyle starting at a young age.
WHO: All students in grades K-6th are invited!
Mr. Bartlett, Ms. Best and parent volunteers will staff the program. The students will attempt to complete as many laps as they are comfortable with each morning. The laps will be totaled and the students will be rewarded as they accumulate miles. Providing children the opportunity to exercise each morning not only works to fight childhood obesity, it allows students to expend youthful energy on the field leaving them more likely to sit still and focus once the school day begins. It’s a win-win for everyone involved and Manatee Elementary is thrilled to promote fitness and all the great benefits that go with it. Students do not have to participate everyday, there is no minimum requirement of days that you need to be a participant of the program. We encourage a 7:30am start, but as long as you are here to complete a lap by 7:45am then you can be a participant on that particular day.
For more information about The Morning Mile please visit www.MorningMile.com or join the MorningMile facebook page.Parents are welcome to volunteer in the program. For information on how you can get involved, email Ms. Best at Best.Tabitha@brevardschools.org or Mr. Bartlett at Bartlett.Matthew@brevardschools.org