PEP Grants

Dear Clyde-Savannah Families,

It’s hard to believe we are in our third and final year of the PEP grant!  We are so excited about the impact this grant has had on our school district and community.  A sample of this includes:

Fully renovated weight room to a state-of-the-art fitness center

Outdoor fitness stations at High school track and at Town of Savannah field

Open fitness center hours twice a week in the evenings

Open pool hours twice a week in the evenings

Saturday morning swim lessons

New equipment for physical education classes to promote lifelong fitness, including

Snow Shoes

Rock Climbing Walls at both MS/HS and elem

Personal Fitness equipment

An assortment of outdoor games/activities

Archery equipment

CRP training manikins

6 different summer sports camps

Nutrition education at all grade levels in the elementary

Replacement of damaged elementary playground equipment

Implementation of school wide JAM at the elementary (activity to start the day as a whole school and throughout the day in classrooms)

Master schedule to include recess at the elementary and middle school

Breakfast in the classroom at the elementary

A cold reimbursable vending machine offers full (C-S prepared) breakfast to MS/HS students

A healthy snack available to any student staying afterschool for any reason

Afterschool and intramural programs, including yoga offered at all grade levels

In addition, Clyde-Savannah has been nationally recognized as a Let’s Move Active School for two years in a row and this year is also celebrating bronze recognition as a Healthy School! https://www.healthiergeneration.org/ (Check out the map!)   Both of these awards were received by C-S with a letter from the White House congratulating our efforts to help students live their healthiest lives.

Our food service director, Donna Riviello, was named the New York State Food Service Director of the Year for her outstanding innovative and proactive measures for child nutrition! 

Even the staff has been recognized for their efforts, being named a Fit Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association!

The PEP grant has contributed to a cultural shift in wellness at Clyde-Savannah and we couldn’t be happier with the programs and resources that have been building over the past two years!

Stay tuned for updates and opportunities on how to get involved with PEP this coming school year.

 
Sincerely,
 
Brad Dates (PEP Project Director) brad.dates@clydesavannah.org
 
Laura Rundell (PEP Wellness Coordinator) laura.rundell@clydesavannah.org

Erin Church (PEP Community Rec Coordinator) erin.church@clydesavannah.org

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