December 6, 2017

  • December 6, 2017 - First Meeting

    Members Present:
    Betsy Moppert
    John M Thomas
    Rachel Huertas - HS, HU
    Kristina Stuber - ER, HS
    Jessica Griffin - ER
    Casey Ann Merriman - BR
    Meghan Haines - ST, AV
    Neshama Roash - AV, ST, HX

    1. Introductions
    2. Mission Statement Ideas
      1. Support students, staff, families, WG community
      2. Input on wellness
      3. Remove barriers to education
      4. Keep kids learning
      5. Healthy habits, making good decisions
      6. Environments that support healthy lifestyles
      7. Programs that promote and support wellness
      8. Empowering people to promote and model positive attitudes and behaviors
      9. Commitment to wellness
      10. Providing healthy safe places for kids
      11. Action oriented
      12. shaping district wellness policies
      13. Develop lifelong healthy habits
    1. Mission Statement
      1. The mission of the Webster Groves School District Wellness Committee is to…………
        1. Empowering students, staff, and families to develop lifelong healthy habits as well as removing health barriers in the educational setting.
        2. Shaping wellness policies to empower students, staff, and families to develop lifelong healthy habits as well as removing health barriers in the educational setting.
        3. Shaping wellness policies and removing health barriers in the educational setting to empower students, staff, and families to develop lifelong healthy habits.
        4. Shape wellness policies and practices, remove health barriers in the educational setting, and empower all students, staff, and families to develop lifelong healthy habits.
    2. Where have we been, where are we going?  District Wellness Report
    3. Group questions, thoughts, concerns to be addressed by the committee
      1. School lunch program
        1. More options for vegetarian and vegan
        2. Meat a big part of every lunch?
        3. Conflict of interest to have a paid Chartwells employee taking parental concerns about food served at school
        4. Recess before lunch
      2. Teachers more knowledgeable about how to use physical exercise in the classroom
        1. Go Noodle
        2. Yoga
        3. Breathing
        4. Having a body ready to learn
          1. snacks, breakfast, recess before lunch
      3. Program before school 20-30 minutes to get kids ready for school
      4. Consider different groups in looking at our wellness policies
        1. Wellness policies for at-risk groups
      5. More kids with mental health issues at a younger age
        1. Make people more aware of mental health
        2. Warning signs, effects of stress and trauma
        3. Supporting parents, teachers, staff
        4. Educating parents about mental health in children
      6. Staff wellness program
        1. Physical and mental
        2. Nursing moms have trouble finding a spot in a building
        3. General health newsletter
    1. Website
    2. Next steps and next meeting
      1. Plan to put together a committee for the Chartwells contract
        1. Invite the new person in Chartwells
      2. Look at wellness policies

    Rotate meetings between Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    6:00pm-7:30pm
    Next meeting on January 25

    Find out from Bruce when contact is for Chartwells will be decided