Health and Wellness

  • Health and Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. Wellness also encompasses how people feel about various aspects of their lives and the actions taken for a successful existence.

Health and Wellness Committee 2020-2021

Member Position
Pat Vaughan-Brogan Director of Student Services - Chair
Ann Kane Prevention Coordinator
Ann Binstock Parent Rep.
Susan Sagan-Levitan Parent Rep.
Richard Albano PDAA Elementary
Michael Falzoi PDAA Secondary
Emily Natoli-Burns PDTA
Esther Marino Physical Education
Deborah Parnell Gen. Ed
Lisa Weld Counselors
Megan Schlageter School Psychologist
Paulette Vangellow Dir. of Food Services
Anne Holahan Special Education
Julie Wittig Community Service Coordinator
Kathy Kirwan EA TRE
Connie Maust CSE Assigned BRMS
Elizabeth Carpenter HR Coordinator
Emily Harris Gen. Ed. MCE
Erin McCrae Gen.Ed. CRMS
Lindsey Dryden Gen. Ed. ACE
Maria Hartman Nurse ACE
Maureen O'Neill Gen. Ed. MHS
Nancy Trabold Sp. Ed. BRMS
Patricia Steeley Sp. Ed. JRE
Tricia Koehn BRE - Notetaker

District Wellness Policy

  • The Pittsford Board of Education adopted a district wellness policy to meet federal requirements aimed to promote healthy eating and physical activity through changes in school environments.

    The PCSD Wellness policy was developed after careful study and review by a representative group of parents, administrators, teachers, community health and safety specialists, and health, physical education and food service staff. 

    The policy establishes goals for nutrition education, nutrition guidelines, physical activity and other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness. It provides for continued communication about wellness with students, staff and parents.

Health and Wellness at PCSD

  • Speaker on foods to p romote positive mood Community Education

     

    Education efforts have started for the District, PTSA and Pittsford Youth Services. This presenter speaks on nutrition for mental health and foods to promote a positive mood.  

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  • Wall display Sprint past alcohol High School Students' Drug Free Messages

     

    Reflecting on the information from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey results, high school students created very visual positive messages.  

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  • Spread the Love Heart bulletin board Heart Health Month

     

    February is American Heart Month. Activities include the Great Replay in Physical Education classes, wear red day,  heart healthy smoothie day and healthy heart themed activities.  

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  • Character education activity puzzle Character Education

     

    Jefferson Road Elementary School held a“Share Your Care” kickoff event where Principal Clark shared information about his personal journey and how the gift of helping others made a positive and significant impact on his personal and professional life. Classrooms read the story Because Amelia Smiled, and all students customized a puzzle piece which described something they cared about and one way that they could share that passion and care with others.

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  • Link Crew One and All Activity  Lessons Through Link Crew

     

    Link Crew Leaders are teaching two classroom lessons this year to all English 9 classes. The first lesson is called "Why Limit Yourself" and focuses on the importance of seeking excellence and being open to new ideas and approaches.

    The second lesson is based around the theme of "Creating Community" by building strong relationships.

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