Wellness Week
Monday, May 5, 2014 6:15 AM


We are excited to announce that May 5-9 is the first MPS Wellness Week! Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) cares about the health and wellness of our students, families and staff. Schools are invited to participate in a different, fun and active event each day. Included is a brief description of the week’s events and ways that your family can be active at home!

Monday, May 5: Biking Challenge

Today kicked off Wellness Week and launched a summer biking challenge for staff.

Family Wellness: Explore your neighborhood – take some time and go for a bike ride or on a walk with your family.

Tuesday, May 6: Recess for All

At 10 a.m. today, all MPS students and staff are invited to be active together with a movement activity.

Family Wellness: Take some time to play, either inside or outside. Play a game of tag or hide and seek, try some jumping jacks or even practice some yoga!

Wednesday, May 7: National Bike and Walk to School or Work Day

MPS encourages students and staff to bike or walk to school today. Last fall, approximately 28 schools and 5,800 students participated in National Bike to School Day. Today is also the annual MPS Developmentally Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) Bike Day event.

Family Wellness: Join in and walk or bike your kids to schools – or take some time today and go for family bike ride or walk to support the cause!

Thursday, May 8: Double Dutch Tournament!

Double Dutch is back! MPS is hosting a middle-school double Dutch tournament from 5-7 p.m. at Washburn High School.

Family Wellness: Attend this free event. Please join us to cheer on the participating teams or grab a jump rope and try jumping rope with your family.

Friday, May 9: True Food Taste Test

Minneapolis Public Schools is working to bring healthy, flavorful menu items to students and staff. Today about 15,000 students will try a zesty quinoa salad at lunch as part of a True Food Taste Test.

Follow this link (http://sss.mpls.k12.mn.us/hkfs) for more info.