Wellness and Safety

Sagamore Hills Elementary PTA has various programs to promote the wellness and safety of the Sagamore student community – here are some of our programs

Farm to Table.

  • Farm to School: December.  The December Farm to School Featured for December is Broccoli.  So eat your broccoli on December 13!  Broccoli is good source of vitamins A and C,potassium, folacin, iron and fiber.
  • Looking for something to do over the Winter Break?   Have you ever thought about starting a family garden?  Check out some of these books to inspire your children about gardening and start planning your spring garden!

Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert

Great book for introducing garden to young folks.

The Moonflower by Peter Loewer (an Ashevillian)

Not only do children learn about moonflowers but also about their pollinators and life that happens all around them! Great mix of fiction/nonfiction too!

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

A trickster tale that also shows the differences between root, leaf, and stalk

vegetables.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Great art, explains the cycle of life in a kid-like story fashion.

Scarlette Beane by Karen Wallace

A fantastic tale of growing vegetables; seeing the miracles of the garden; children will hoot with pleasure!

  • Farm to School is a nation-wide movement that bridges the gap between local farms and schools.  The program is designed to unite the community, cafeteria, and classroom by increasing access to local food and providing nutrition education to improve children’s health, strengthen farms, and cultivate vibrant communities.  The DeKalb County Farm to School Initiative was implemented last year with all schools featuring at least one Georgia-grown produce item each month.  Last year, they served892 Watermelons

    203 Cases of Gold Apples

    220 cases of Granny Smith Apples.

    271 cases of Sweet Potatoes

    457 cases of Broccoli Crowns

    211 cases of Cabbage

    441 bags of Shredded Carrots

    490 Flats of Strawberries

    424 Cases of Peaches

  • For more information on Farm to Table/School, click here.

Guidelines for Healthy School Parties, click here.

Wellness Tips

Wellness Drive

  • Let’s all contribute to keeping our classrooms clean and our students healthy!  Each family is asked to bring at least one item to our School Wellness Drive.  Items needed include tissues, hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes, disinfecting spray, and hand soap for the bathrooms.  A collection bin will be located in the school lobby beginning on Monday, January 23rd.  Please drop off items during the week or send them in with your child.  You can also bring items on Friday, January 27th, Movie Night. Thank you for your support of our School Wellness Drive!
  • Did you know that water makes up more than half your body weight?  Water helps us flush out toxins, keeps our organs hydrated, prevents fatigue and boosts energy!  Pack a water bottle to school with your child so your child can drink water throughout the day.
  • It’s almost flu season and flu shots are already available for this year!
  • Remind your child to wash hands as a strong defense against colds, flus and for good hygiene generally.
  • Flu shots are available now at various locations.
  • While most parents recognize the importance of good nutrition for their child’s wellbeing, many need some practical tips to make it happen. Click here for ideas about keeping your child eating healthy.
  • For ideas on eating healthy, check out this cute guide.