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SHAPE is a grant-funded program designed to promote and foster health and wellness among Bethel School District employees. SHAPE seeks to address the primary health needs of physical activity, nutrition education and stress management through fun, rewarding and free activities open to all district staff.

Monthly Archives: May 2014

SHAPE Update: The Survey Says…

Win a $50 Gift Card
Look for the SHAPE survey in your email inbox Monday, June 2nd. Complete the few survey questions and add your name in the last question of the survey.

A staff-only drawing will take place on June 9th to choose the winner of a $50 VISA gift card. Thanks for helping SHAPE provide better services by completing Monday’s survey.

 

Final SHAPE Classes
There are two more weeks of SHAPE classes…they will continue through June 12th.

Click here to check out the schedule, then be brave and try one of the classes like Yoga, Kickboxing, and Latin Fusion before the school year ends.

 

SHAPEDodgeballDodgeball Throwdown Tonight
Get to the Willamette main gym tonight, Friday the 30th, for the SHAPE Dodgeball Throwdown.

  • Teams have already confirmed their attendance, but those without a team are encouraged to attend as “free agents” to be picked up by other school teams.
  • Matches will begin at 4:00
  • Email Nicole Zwink with questions.

SHAPE Update: $50 Gift Card

Win a $50 Gift Card
Watch for the SHAPE email on June 3rd for a short SHAPE staff survey.

Complete that online survey and enter yourself into the staff drawing for the $50 VISA gift card. It’s a perfect way to start the summer.

 

Dressed To Grill
Learn how to make Pizza on the Grill in the final SHAPE Healthy Cooking Class of the school year. Space is still available for next Thursday, May 29th from 5:00 -7:30 at Willamette.

This free class will provide all the ingredients and teach you how to grill a homemade pizza, along with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Grilled Fruit, and Citrus Ginger Infused Water.
Sign up now by emailing Jennie Kolpak.

 

SHAPEDodgeballDodgeball Throwdown Countdown
Get your school’s team together for the SHAPE Dodgeball Throwdown, Friday, May 30th in Willamette’s main gym.

  • Those without a team are encouraged to attend as “free agents” to be picked up by other school teams.
  • Maximum of 10 players on the floor at once.
  • Matches will begin at 4:00 but the schedule can be adjusted to meet your team’s availability.

Email Nicole Zwink ASAP with confirmation that your school will have a team.

 

Schedule Change
Funk Aerobics and Yoga with Denise (Clear Lake and Fairfield) are cancelled for Monday June 2nd and Tuesday June 3rd only.

 

Healthy Life Schools Challenge Results
66% of staff members in Bethel and Springfield schools took part in the recent Healthy Life Schools Challenge. Here are some impressive stats from the four-week challenge:

  • 22,714 fruits and veggies consumed
  • 5,847 high calorie/unhealthy snacks replaced

Now the bad news; three Springfield schools won the challenge: Thurston, Briggs, and A3.
We know we’ll have some winners next year because it’ll be Bethel schools challenging Bethel schools…an all in the family feud.

 

30 day Plank Challenge
As of today we are up to 180 seconds. Go here to find the Planking Schedule and challenge your co-workers to a planking dual.
A plank challenge competition will be held at 4:15 at the Dodgeball match Friday the 30th.

SHAPE Update: Healthy Cooking Class – PIZZA!

Pizza On The Grill

Making Pizza on the Grill is the final SHAPE Healthy Cooking Class of the school year.

It’s set for Thursday, May 29th from 5:00 -7:30 at Willamette, and it’s sure to be a popular one.

This free class will provide all the ingredients and teach you how to grill a homemade pizza, along with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms, Grilled Fruit, and Citrus Ginger Infused Water.

Space is limited so sign up now by emailing Jennie Kolpak.

 

Dodgeball Throwdown

SHAPEDodgeballRecruit your school’s staff team now for the SHAPE Dodgeball Throwdown, Friday, May 30th in Willamette’s main gym.

Maximum of 10 players on the floor at once, but staff whose school does not have a complete team are encouraged to attend as “free agents” to be picked up by other school teams.

Matches will begin at 4:00 but the schedule can be adjusted to meet your team’s availability.

Email Nicole Zwink ASAP with confirmation that your school will have a team.

 

 

30 day Plank Challenge

As of today we are up to 120 seconds!!  Challenge your co-workers to a planking dual!

 

Funk Aerobics and Yoga with Denise (CL and Fairfield): 

Cancelled for Tuesday, May 26th, Monday, June 2nd and Tuesday, June 3rd.

 

SHAPE Update: Duck!

Dodgeball Throwdown

SHAPEDodgeballDue to popular demand you can mark your calendars and get your school team together for the District-wide staff dodgeball game, Friday, May 30th.

To prepare for this fun coed event it’s recommended that everyone study the five well-known D’s of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge.

Watch next week’s SHAPE Update for more information.

 

Final Day: Healthy Life Schools Challenge

We’ve reached the end of the Healthy Life Schools Challenge.

Click here to record your final week of fruit and veggie consumption.

In just over three weeks, staff in Bethel and Springfield have replaced 4,500 unhealthy snacks with more than 20,000 fruits and vegetables. So far, 53% of staff in the two school districts have taken part in the Challenge.

The winning elementary, middle and high schools will receive $1000 to be used towards improving the health of their school. The winners will be announced on Tuesday.

 

Free Fun Runs

There is still time to register for free for some local fun runs.

Saturday’s CASA Champions for Children 5K is free if you enter the code CASA14. Again, that run is May 10th.

Entry is free for the Miles to Meals 5K May 26th, which benefits a weekend snack program for Bethel students. Enter to registration code MILES14.

 

Got Planked?

The 30 day plank challenge is well underway. It’s a great exercise that works your core muscles as well as your arms and back.

Go here and look for the Plank Challenge. You’ll find a video of the plank and a simple 30 day schedule.

SHAPE Update: How Do You Rate?

Healthy Life Schools Challenge

Do you stack up against Springfield schools’ staff? We have one week left in the Healthy Life Schools Challenge against Springfield schools. Your school can win $1,000 for the healthy school program of your choice.

Go here and register your fruit and veggie consumption and get a co-worker to join, too.

And look for free peaches, bananas, broccoli and cauliflower in your staff room next week.

 

Free Fun Runs

You can get free entry into two local upcoming 5K fun runs.

PacificSource is sponsoring Bethel employees who would like to take part in the Miles to Meals 5K May 26th, which benefits a weekend snack program for Bethel students, or the CASA Champions for Children 5K next Saturday, May 10th.

Use the promo code MILES14 for free entry into the Miles to Meals run, and CASA14 for entry into the CASA Champions run. The code for the CASA run has been extended for use by family and friends of Bethel staff.

 

SHAPE Feedback

Just like you we’re always looking for ways to improve. You will be receiving a brief survey soon (another survey?!) soliciting your feedback about SHAPE. Thanks ahead of time for your feedback.

 

Get Planked

The 30 day plank challenge has begun. Start with a 20 second plank and challenge yourself to increase your plank time all the way up to 5 minutes! The plank is a great exercise that works your core muscles as well as your arms and back. Go here and look for the Plank Challenge. You’ll find a video of the plank and a simple 30 day schedule.