Summertime is the time when more families get together to enjoy some
well-earned vacation time. Some families travel outside the state to get
away from the heat, while others may choose to stay in Arizona and take in
the natural beauty of the desert. Some families are not in a position to do
either, and simply try to enjoy their local parks and facilities. Take this
time to educate your students on both the benefits and dangers of outdoor
activities in Arizona! Just an hour a day of active exercise is no problem
when students are enjoying an early-morning walk, or taking time to hike the
Grand Canyon with their family.
Talk to your students about planning something special for parents on July
26th—National Parents Day! This day was founded to promote responsible
parenting in our society and to uplift ideal parental role models,
especially for our nation's children. Encourage your students and parents to
plan some good, healthy, and active family time this month to strengthen
those bonds and parental role models! Find out more about National Parents
- Enroll your school with Fuel Up To Play 60, which empowers students
and schools to make small, every day changes at schools. See more at
- Promote walking or biking to school for those students who are
- Set up a “walking school bus” program! More information is available
- When doing fund raisers—stay away from the pizza parties and
cookouts. Instead, think of activity-focused ideas—like walk-a-thons or
one mile runs!
- If discipline is a problem, don’t limit active recess time. That
activity may be the only physical activity the child gets.
- Schedule activity breaks during academic classes! Put in morning
stretches, 30 second physical activity bursts, or other physical brain
- Physical Education is as important as math and science! Approach and
teach all subjects with enjoyment and fevor!
- Focus on after-school and summer-school programs that gets the blood