The Butler Wellness Committee (BWC)
Youth spend most of their awakening hours at school, underlining the importance schools have in supporting student health and wellness. As an extension of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), a wellness committee was formed at Butler to focus on the health and well-being of students, staff, and families. The Butler Wellness Committee (BWC) is comprised of the Principal, Nurse, and several teachers and parents. BWC strategies will be informed by The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child, or WSCC model which emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices.
The Butler Wellness Committee wants to better understand the thoughts of Butler parents/guardians regarding the school lunch program. The information will help us better understand how you feel about the school lunch and if we should advocate for any change(s). We hope that you will take this 2 min survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3f7mtv8
If you are interested in being involved in the BWC, please contact Tammy Calise (PTA Health and Wellness Lead), at Butlerwellnesscommittee@gmail.com.
Given the interests and concerns voiced by the Butler community, BWC prioritized two of the WSCC components: physical activity and nutrition for the 2019-2020 school year. The physical activity efforts will be informed by the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) which suggests schools should build on physical education as the foundation while also coordinating physical activity before, during, and after school; ensuring staff involvement; and engaging families and the overall community so that students are able to meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity and gain skills to be active for their entire lives.
A Few Key Priorities