I hope that each and every one of you were able to find some time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate last week during the winter break. December was a busy month for everyone between winter concerts, holiday celebrations, family gatherings, and fun winter outings. Though I cannot believe we are already three days into the new year, I always look forward to getting back into a routine in January.
As we move through the remainder of the winter months I would like to remind families that proper winter attire is very important for students. Please be sure that students are coming to school each day with a hat, gloves, snow pants and a warm winter jacket. We do go out as often as we can, so having these items is essential.
Another item worth mentioning is our MSAD15 website. Over the break our new MSAD15 website went live. We hope that you will visit the Russell School portion of the site for up-to-date information including the content found in our monthly newsletters.
As always, we appreciate your continued support and look forward to all that January, and the new year, have to offer!
All My Best,
The Counselor’s Corner
Happy New Year! In January, many of us think about starting the new year by establishing healthy habits. This month Russell School will focus on making “Healthy Choices”. Between January 7th and January 9th, Mrs. Thibodeau will join Ms. Croteau’s P.E. classes where students will rotate between three stations focusing on the benefits of eating a balanced diet, the importance of exercise, and the ways to keep our bodies clean and healthy.
In addition, we will also be discussing the Maine Health initiative “5-2-1-0 Let’s Go”. We will talk about the importance of:
5 – or more fruits and vegetables a day
2 – hours or less of recreational screen time per day
1 – hour of physical activity each day
0 – surgery drinks… more water and lowfat milk
Here’s to a healthy and happy 2019!