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RECAP of SWIS PTA Healthy Living Month – May 2019
Posted 06/06/2019 11:18AM

What an amazing "SWIS Healthy Living Month" this year!! The SWIS Parent and Teacher Association (SWIS PTA) had organized a variety of fun and educational activities that focused on exercise, healthy eating, and healthy body & mind. We hope the experience will encourage our SWIS community to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. A huge THANK YOU to all the participants and wonderful SWIS PTA members, parent volunteers and staff for all your help and support for truly making this month a huge SUCCESS!!

Here is a quick recap of some of the wonderful activities for Healthy Living Month:

SWIS PTA Healthy Snack Giving Days (4 Days):

The SWIS PTA organized 4 Healthy Snack Giving Days and distributed healthy snacks to SWIS students, teachers and staff every Monday after school from 3:20pm to 4:50pm. Healthy and tasty treats were enjoyed by happy recipients!! Many thanks to all the amazing PTA members and parent volunteers who helped to hand out free healthy snacks for the SWIS community to enjoy.

Here were the healthy snacks provided on the following Healthy Snack Giving Days:

May 6th: Roasted Seaweed

May 13th: Freeze-Dried Fruits

May 20th: Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

May 27th: Fresh Apples and Bananas

SWIS PTA Family Tai Chi (NEW) (2 Days):

The SWIS PTA organized 2 days of SWIS PTA Family Tai Chi, a new family fitness activity, on Tuesday, May 7th and Thursday, May 9th, 7:45am-8:15am. With the wet weather on both days, the event was held in the Indoor Gym, which turned out to be a great success. A big Thank You to Ms. Cloé Lacombe-Bar, Ms. Sammi Xu and Ms. Sam Cai, who were our wonderful Tai Chi instructors. Perhaps we will see the return of SWIS PTA Family Tai Chi next year or another new fun fitness activity!!!

SWIS PTA Family Run (5 Days):

The SWIS PTA Family Run is an extremely well-received and fun, fitness activity for families to spend time together while exercising. We had 5 successful Family Run days this month (only lost one run day due to rain cancellation). The event took place on the SWIS Field, 7:45am–8:15am, every Tuesday and Thursday, from May 14th to May 30th. SWIS PTA Fitness medals were redeemed for every 24 laps completed! There were many happy medal recipients. It was great seeing families and friends having fun and exercising together. We would like to thank all the participants of the SWIS PTA Family Run and we encourage families to continue planning more exercise time together and have fun!! Join us next year as we continue the success of the SWIS PTA Family Run!

SWIS PTA Educational Presentations:

The SWIS PTA also organized 2 interesting presentations for SWIS parents. There was a "Family First Aid" presentation on Monday, May 20th, 2pm-3:25pm, and parents learned about responses to various urgent situations. We had another parent lecture on "Orthodontic Health: Change Your Smile" on Thursday, May 30th, 2:30pm-3:25pm, and parents learned about options for braces and other helpful dental information. Many thanks to our guest speakers from European Resuscitation Council and U-Dental for their presentations to SWIS parents. We would also like to extend our gratitude to all the parents that attended the sessions and we hope you have obtained useful information to help you in making safe and healthy decisions.


A Special Thank You all the members of the SWIS PTA for your hard work and great organization of all the wonderful and meaningful activities for Healthy Living Month!! We would also like to extend our gratitude to the SWIS Logistics Team (Ms. Julia Lu and Security Team), SWIS Marketing Team (Mr. Shane Ryan and Ms. Lucy Lu), SWIS IT and SWIS Staff & Administration Team for your continuous support and collaboration to ensure the success of all the activities. We sincerely thank all the parent volunteers for your time and help with the Healthy Living Month activities. Great Team Work by the SWIS Community!!

Thank you once again for your participation and continued support and enthusiasm for making the 2019 SWIS PTA Healthy Living Month a huge success!!


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