Florida Mom's Fight for Recess

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Last month a group of Florida "recess moms" met with legislators.  The "recess moms" have been fighting for  mandatory public elementary school recess for a couple of years now.  Here's their Facebook page with the latest information.
They are asking for 20 minutes a day of recess in all public elementary schools. 
Last spring, despite a  near-unanimous victory  in the House, efforts to enact a mandatory recess law were  halted in the Senate  over one key lawmaker's concern about the Legislature handing down yet another requirement for districts.

This year, the proposal ( SB 78 / HB 67 ) appears on slightly better footing but faces the same hang-up - now in the House. Miami Republican Rep. Michael Bileca, the education policy chairman, isn't convinced a statewide mandate is the way to go, and he's reluctant to limit teachers' flexibility in the classroom.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article131811014.html#storylink=cpy

But the recess advocates say schools aren't following - or districts aren't improving - their recess policies and that they need lawmakers to intervene.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article131811014.html#storylink=cpy


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article131811014.html#storylink=cpy
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Walking Jogging Track ,Peaceful Playgrounds Recess Program,    2-Go Game Indoor Rugs ,  and Fitness FunZone Activity Trail
 

St Patrick's Day Fortune Teller   

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A fortune teller is an origami used for children's games. Children love the hand games and choices inherent in the Fortune Teller Game. Use the St. Patrick's Day Fortune Teller Game for FUN and read your fortune.
This is a great activity for getting kids into the holiday spirit.
The set contains:
1. Colorful St Patrick's Day Fortune Teller,

2. Black and White St.  Patrick's Day Fortune Teller
3. Character Fortune Teller mostly blank to let children fill in and create their own unique Fortune Teller
4. Scanning the included QR Code provides a You Tube Video of a student demonstrating and explaining how to fold the Fortune Teller.

U.S. Map Contest Winners

Beginning Feb. 2017 we will select two U.S. Map Stencil Winners each month.  It only takes a minute to enter.  Sign up here: U.S. Map Stencil Give-A-Way.
There are two places to check to see if you're the monthly winner.  First check this newsletter monthly or go to our website sign up page.   Winners will be announced monthly. 
March 2017 Winners:
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.
 
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