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
|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|
|Esther Marino||Physical Education|
|Deborah Parnell||Gen. Ed|
|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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.