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James S. Bell JMS Information for Potential Sports and Wellness Academy Scheduled Health and Physical Education 2009-2012 Grade Level Scheduled Scheduled Scheduled Time Time Time (# min/5 days) (# min/5 days) (# min/5 days) 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 JK/SK 0 120 150 Grades 1-3 135 120 150 Grades 4-5 135 120 150 Grades 6-8 150 180 180 Current JSB Practices HEALTHY EATING Have an established school garden containing fruits and vegetables. Offer a healthy breakfast program. Offer a Healthy Kinder-lunch program. Offer a healthy lunch program. Have a Gardening Club. Parent volunteers help to deliver the Lunch Program & Kinder-Lunch Program. TPH & LAMP support with food programs. Community grant funding. Potential JSB Programs HEALTHY EATING Include healthy eating tips in each month’s school newsletter. Establish school-wide healthy eating events e.g. Fruity Fridays. Have TPH provide workshops on healthy eating, packing healthy lunches and snacks, etc. to parents. Have TPH provide "Rethink what you Drink" session to students. Current JSB Practices PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Treadmills and recumbent bikes available to intermediate special education students – “Back on Track” program. A wide variety of sports teams and intramural sports (traditional sports to yoga and zumba). Parent volunteers provide coaching support. Community grant funding. Dr. Spence’s Fit for Life Vision – 150+ minutes of physical activity weekly (released September 22, 2011). Existing partnership with Toronto Parks and Recreation. Potential JSB Programs Have painted lines on the playground pavement for games (such as hopscotch). Provide increased equipment/facilities to support physical activity during recess (e.g. balls, skipping ropes). Coordinate a “Walking Wednesday” program. Establish a Walking School Bus Program. Have guidelines related to Physical Activity that encourages all children to participate, emphasizing enjoyment, fair play, self-fulfillment and personal health. Provide structured recess/playground program promoting active fun, fair play and co-operative activities. Potential JSB Programs Encourage all staff to be role models to students. Train student leaders to lead other students in physical activities during breaks. Organize more school-wide events that promote physical activity (e.g. Terry Fox Run). Partner with TPH to support physical health & wellness (e.g. PALS program). Partner with the L.C.I. to support physical health & wellness. Partner with Humber College to support physical health and wellness.
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