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Frisco ISD eNewsletter: October 6, 2017

Oct 06, 2017

Snack Healthy 21-Day Challenge begins October 9

Medical City Children’s Hospital’s Leo the Lion is making his way across Frisco ISD to encourage students to participate in Kids Teaching Kids (KTK) 21-Day Challenge. His message is every day, prepare and eat a healthy snack that contains a fruit or vegetable. This year’s challenge is sponsored by Medical City and Kroger and promoted by the Frisco ISD Council of PTAs and the local campus PTAs.

FISD physical education teachers are challenging students and their families to sign up for the challenge which begins October 9. Parents can register their students at Allison Ginn, Frisco ISD PE/Health Coordinator, reports that Leo’s visit, along with representatives from the Dallas Revolution Arena Football team, brought out the largest group of parents to Good Morning Bright she has seen. “My goal is for Bright to have over 40% of student to sign up for the $500 prize, as well as life-long healthy snacking benefits,” Ginn said.

KTK is a competitive event amongst Frisco ISD campuses. Norris Elementary won last year’s district competition for having the highest percentage of “healthy” participants in the challenge. The campus won a huge trophy and $500 from Kroger for the school’s physical education program.

Frisco ISD is committed to the whole child model of education, which ensures children are healthy, safe, supported, engaged and challenged. Learn more about the whole child model. The 21-Day Challenge is a great way to teach healthy habits at school and at home.

Screenagers Presented for Parents

Frisco ISD is hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary Screenagers on the evening of October 10. This documentary is designed to help parents learn how to balance their children’s screen time in a tech-filled world. Delaney Ruston a physician and social change documentary filmmaker made the film after becoming concerned about her own family and the digital world. The documentary reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance. FISD and the Council of PTAs has partnered together to bring this event. See details and registration information.


Celebrate Calm Trainings

Kirk Martin, a noted speaker and parent trainer for Celebrate Calm, will present “10 Ways to Change Your Child Overnight” at two trainings on October 18, 2017.

Martin, joined by his adult son, Casey, will share strategies to decrease children’s meltdowns, tantrums, arguing and increase listening, while improving focus and attention. He will also provide tips for transitioning students away from electronics peacefully and creating a stress-free environment for mornings, bedtime, and homework time.

Martin will present two identical trainings and both are open to all Frisco ISD parents and educators. Registration is necessary and as a courtesy to all, children may not attend.

This event is a partnership of Frisco ISD, Frisco Council of PTAs and the SAGE (Special and Gifted Education) committee. RSVP.


Principals to be Honored

Frisco ISD will celebrate its outstanding school principals during a brief reception on Monday, October 16 at 5 PM at 5515 Ohio (Admin Buidling). National Principals Month is an opportunity to say “thank you” to principals for their hard work and dedication to students and families. FISD recognizes that the key to student success is a great school and the key to a great school is a great principal. Parents and community members are welcome to attend.

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Frisco Education Foundation Gary Burns Annual Fun Run, October 28: Register today!

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