Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Let's Celebrate our Veterans!

November 11, 2016
Red, White and Blue Day
Boot Camp
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Anderson Elementary would like to invite all Veterans (retired or currently serving) to participate in fitness activities which will be held during special’s classes on November 11th.  If you would be interested in volunteering during the school day to assist with our “bootcamp activities”, please reply to addisl@friscoisd.org.  All volunteers will need to have a background check complete before October 28th.  In addition, we are designating November 11th as “Red, White, and Blue” day.  Please feel free to wear red, white or blue!  Thank you for your service!  If it rains this event will be cancelled.
Specials times are as follows:
8:30-9:15 Third Grade
9:20-10:05 Fifth Grade
10:10-10:55 Fourth Grade
11:40-12:25 Kinder
1:05-1:50 Second Grade
1:55-2:40- First Grade


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fitness Improves Academics

Fitness Affects Academics

Various studies have linked academic performance to overall health and fitness in children. Data taken from students in California show the following relationships between fitness and academics:
  • Higher levels of fitness = increased math testing scores
  • Higher levels of fitness = increased language arts testing scores
  • Healthier lunches = increased math and language arts testing scores
  • Higher levels of fitness = higher school attendance rate
  • Higher levels of fitness = fewer negative school incidents
It is recommended that students do at least 60 minutes of vigorous or moderate-intensity physical activity every day, with more than half occurring during regular school hours and the remaining outside of school. Estimates suggest only about half of U.S. children meet this guideline.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

International Dot Day!

Anderson fitness team celebrates Dot Day with dots containing healthy tips!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Register for the Gary Burns Fun Run!

Register for the Gary Burns Fun Run at this link:   https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=124203  It will be so fun to run/walk with Anderson Nation on October 29, 2016.  

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Eating a Healthy School Lunch?

Have your teacher or parent snap a picture of you!

Does your school have student school wellness champions? YES WE DO!!!  During September 26- 30, 2016, invite them to share how they build healthy meals at school lunch or breakfast on social media using the hashtag #MytrayMyway. 

Maybe you add green pepper strips from the salad bar to your whole wheat turkey wrap for some added crunch. Or you like it HOT, with extra red pepper flakes!  
Every day, you make your tray your own. You find ways to fill your plate with foods and beverages that are nutritious, taste good, and fit your lifestyle.  We want to see how!  From September 26 – 30th, take a photo of yourself with your school lunch or school breakfast tray and post it on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #MytrayMyway. In the caption, show us how you eat healthy at school and let us know how it helps you be your best. 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Anderson Named Let's Move Active School

The Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award is the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools and celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes a day of before, during and after school physical activity. Only 544 schools across the country achieved this prestigious honor in 2016.  Anderson was the only FISD school selected. GREAT job Anderson Nation!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Walking Classroom in MOTION!

Anderson students will have the opportunity to learn and get fitness with a grant from the walking classroom!