Lido School Connects Earth Day and Health Week

Lido School students took a moment to enjoy the sun and spring weather on April 22, when they stepped out into the school’s Habitat to plant flowers in honor of Earth Day. This activity was sponsored by the PTA, which generously provided the seeds and assistance in the garden, and was just one of the many ways in which Lido acknowledged the importance of preserving the environment.

Each class had the opportunity to visit the Habitat and plant seeds in the flower beds, under the guidance of teachers and PTA members. Students were encouraged to wear the color of their favorite fruit or vegetable, and later in the afternoon, got their exercise during a dance performance to “Uptown Funk.”

The Earth Day celebration concluded a weeklong Health Fair that Lido held from April 18-22. All five days featured activities that focused on wellness, culminating with an emphasis on the environment.

The week kicked off on Monday with a “Stay Active Day,” during which students wore their favorite team jersey or sports shirt and walked around the middle school track while tracking their steps. They also learned about healthy food choices from Director of Food and Nutrition Services Steven Kamlet, and another health lesson emphasized the importance of hand washing. The PTA provided water and fruit.

Tuesday was dubbed, “Turn it Off Day,” and encouraged everyone in the building to step away from electronic devices for one hour and focused on reading books. Wednesday’s theme was “Pajama Day,” which supported the value of getting enough sleep. Classes took yoga breaks for relaxation. “Healthy Food Choice Day” was observed on Thursday, and students put the knowledge they obtained earlier in the week to the test by bringing healthy snacks and bottled water.

Throughout the week, students also participated in Zumba, jump rope and other exercise opportunities that involved plenty of physical activity.