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Open Registration

The Traveling YMCA Program now has open registration available through September 17, 2019, end of business day.  This is a first-come, first-served registration process with a cap of 30 for each location.   Click on the headline to get to the … Continue reading

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20/20 YMCA Membership Discount

SPS Staff, We have a 20/20 Membership Offer through the YMCA.   Two Suffolk Public School’s employees can go and join the YMCA and each will receive a 20% discount.  Already a member?  No problem, the YMCA will honor the discount … Continue reading

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Photo Booth Link & A Special Thank You

Thank you all for a fabulous time at the Employee Wellness and Benefit’s Fair!  It was great to see everyone sharing time together, playing games, smiling, dancing, eating delicious food, and coming together as a school district. A special thank … Continue reading

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Smart Dollar Contest

SmartDollar is hosting a contest September 1st –September 14, 2019!  Each day,  sign in to SmartDollar and do anything that earns SmartDollar Points. Daily prizes range from iPads to Bose headphones, and the Grand Prize— a Vacation! Now, here’s the deal: To be … Continue reading

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$1,000 Winners

During the Administrative Retreat, 5 building administrators received $1,000 to take back to their staff to be used for Wellness related purchases for their buildings.  These buildings finished the 2018-2019 school year with 30% or more assigned staff register and … Continue reading

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Global Wellness Day

Identify ways to be healthier through food choices and activity.

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No Tobacco Day

Refrain tobacco use to help improve lung function.

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Occupational Work and Safety Week

Help prevent injuries on the job.  Use precaution when lifting heavy items.  Ask for help when needed.  Use proper tools and equipment.

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Wellness Spotlight

Wellness Champions are here to help you.  Do you need more points to complete the program year?  Talk to your building’s Wellness Champion.   The wellness program closes for the year on May 15, 2019. ***Complete the required MHA, Biometrics (Physician … Continue reading

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Earth Day

Incorporate plants into your environment.  Perhaps a desk plant or house plant in your kitchen.

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World Health Day!

Let’s work on being healthier through hearty meals containing fruits and veggies.  Go for a walk with a friend.

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World Happiness Day!

What makes you the happiest?  Reflect upon that and try to incorporate it into your year.

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Nutritious Pi Day!

Celebrate a mathematical day with nutritious ?.  Ever tried a veggie pizza?  Or, a delicious Shepherd’s Pie?

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Wellness Spotlight – JFKMS

Kisha H. is the Wellness Champion for JFKMS.  She works hard with staff to stay healthy and well.  Staff walk together and complete exercises right where they are.  It could be a hallway or the gym and you will see … Continue reading

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National Pistachio Day

Yay!!!  It is February 26th – National Pistachio Day Pistachios are a nutrient-dense and heart-healthy food.  Snack smarter by munching on some of these today!

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Wellness Spotlight

Recently, Cafeteria Manager Susan C. decided to try walking around the gym at Oakland.  She started with averaging 2 laps before having to stop and rest.  Now, 5 weeks later she is able to walk for 1 mile without breaks.  … Continue reading

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Wellness Spotlight – NPES

Mary Kate S. is the Wellness Champion for NPES and she is a go getter with a Wellness Facebook group that posts monthly exercise challenges to keep staff motivated and accountable.  Also, NPES has 23 staff members taking part in … Continue reading

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Happy Healthy Heart Day!

Enjoy Valentine’s Day by: Enjoying some fresh fruit Create your own trail mix Go for a walk

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Wellness Spotlight – Tech Center

Our Tech Center has a focus on Wellness led by their Wellness Champion, Sarah M.  Tech is located at JFKMS and has measured walking paths for all staff to enjoy.  Other buildings with measured walking spaces include EFES, FGMS, FS/Trans, … Continue reading

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Wellness Spotlight

Thank you to the staff from Creekside, Elephant’s Fork, Kilby Shores, and the Bus Drivers for participating in the Fall Traveling YMCA Programming.  We want to celebrate you for your hard work! This Spring, we have grown into a larger … Continue reading

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