Wellness @ Ravenswood
Ravenswood Is Healthy School Certified!
We continue to work to improve our Healthy School certification. In order to receive this, the school needs to meet a set of criteria which include daily physical activity, nutrition education at every grade, implementation of a healthy snack and beverage policy, the avoidance of food rewards and the creation of an active school wellness team.
While some of these requirements are being met on a daily basis at Ravenswood, others are still being developed and customized to meet Ravenswood’s unique needs. The school administration, the Wellness Advocacy Committee and the LSC have been working hard in an ongoing process to write policy and implement these requirements.
Your support and participation in meeting these requirements are greatly appreciated as we continually work to make Ravenswood a healthy place to grow and learn.
Our Wellness policies (including our nut free guidelines, classroom snacking policy, and allergy awareness) are designed to ensure a healthy environment for all students.
We ask parents and students to make us aware of any allergies that your students may have, including any type of food or medication allergy. If your child has an allergy, you’ll need to fill out the appropriate forms so that we can ensure your child’s safety is addressed.
We strive to be a nut free school and ask all parents to support us in this.
Many of our classrooms are now snack free. This allows us to avoid any allergy-causing foods begin present in the classroom, and also helps with classroom cleanliness. To make this easier on students, we ask that parents encourage their children to eat a healthy and sustaining breakfast and lunch. (Both breakfast and lunch are always provided, free of charge, at our school.)
When snacks are allowed in the classroom, we request that they always be nut-free. Some classrooms may have additional restrictions on snacking. For the health and safety of all of our students, we ask that you follow these guidelines and ensure your students do so as well.
Classroom Celebrations & Birthday Parties
Most of our classrooms now celebrate birthdays with a sharing activity, like a birthday timeline or birthday book, instead of a food-oriented activity. This makes our celebrations much more inclusive and gives each student time to share something about themselves in a unique way.
Occasionally, classrooms may have other celebrations, to celebrate an achievement or holiday. Teachers will share specific guidelines for these events. We ask parents to be considerate of all students during these activities, and help to promote the same spirit of inclusion that guides all of our school behaviors.