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Walkin’ in a Winter Wellness Week…and shoveling and tall-socking and scavenger hunting and more


Jan. 30, 2017
Walkin’ in a Winter Wellness Week…and shoveling and tall-socking and scavenger hunting and more
In Minnesota we know how to do winter, and Minneapolis Public Schools is celebrating the cold and discovering the joys of the season with Winter Wellness Week. From Jan. 30 to Feb. 3, staff, students and families will enjoy themed days and events designed to foster a culture of social, emotional and physical well-being.
In addition, teams throughout the district will compete to claim the grand prize in a virtual scavenger hunt. Watch for hunters building snowmen and shoveling snow for our school neighbors as they race to solve rhyming clues and complete the hunt. And be sure to check out Winter Walk Day, where staff and volunteers will greet families and students and form “walking buses.”
What:       Winter Walk Day
When:      Wednesday, Feb. 1
                   7:10 a.m.
Where:    Hale Elementary School
                   5330 13th Ave. S.
                   Minneapolis, MN 55417
Learn more about Winter Wellness Week at nutritionservices.mpls.k12.mn.us/winter_wellness_week.
Winter Wellness Week 
Monday – Be Well Moment: At innovative professional development, PE and health teachers will practice mindfulness and learn strategies for supporting the emotional health and well-being of their students.
Tuesday – Tall Sock Tuesday: Dress for being outside! Sport tall socks and winter hats, and show how being warm is oh so cool. Health and classroom teachers will also share winter safety lessons.
Wednesday – Winter Walk Day: Students throughout the district and the state will enjoy the magic of winter by participating in the 10th annual Winter Walk Day. 
Thursday – Local Cozy Lunch: Winter’s the season for cozy, home-cooked meals to warm up with after being out in the cold, and nothing says cozy like oven-fried chicken, au gratin potatoes and mixed vegetables!
Friday – Freestyle Friday: Build a snowman, make a snow angel, or try ice skating at one of our Minneapolis Parks, many of which offer warming houses and free loaner skates. It doesn't matter which activity you choose, just get out and do winter your way.