Wellness Committee

  • We’re getting healthier! 

    It is a fact – healthier students are better learners. That’s why our school is launching a school-wide wellness initiative to make Vashon Island School District a healthier environment for everyone. We are part of a movement across Washington and the nation to make our schools healthier places to learn and work. 

    Our Wellness Policy Team, chaired by Food Service Director, Lisa Cyra, is in charge of implementing our school’s wellness policy. The wellness policy addresses school meal programs, nutrition education, physical activity and foods available during the school day. We are continuing to provide nutritious and tasty food options so that students can choose healthier foods for their meals and snacks. We are also increasing opportunities for physical activity.

    Members of the Wellness Policy Team include: Lisa Cyra, Food Services Director; Sarah Day, District Nurse; Julie Kangas, Chautauqua Elementary Assistant Principal; Alex Craighead, Chautauqua Elementary School Physical Education teacher; Sherry Mitra, Data Analyst; and Jodi Burwell, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent . The committee meets throughout the school year and anyone with an interest in student health is invited to attend. The next meeting will be held March 6, 2019 at 3:45 p.m. at District Office Conference room #330; 9309 SW Cemetery Road, Vashon, WA 98070. For more information, please call Jodi Burwell (206) 463-8534. 

    Watch for school FYI's and website for regular updates from the Wellness Policy Team. Creating a healthier school environment is a team effort, we invite you to join us!

    Wellness Committee Meeting Minutes


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    Hello from the VISD Wellness Committee! 
    We are a small group of VISD employees and parents that are dedicated to finding ways for our school community to eat well and get moving more. 
    We would like to invite you to participate in "Friday Morning Mile". Anyone can join in just by meeting at the McMurray field (by the west side of the CES garden) every Friday (following the school calendar) at 7:30 a.m. 
    When you get there, you are welcome to start walking/running or wait for others before you begin.  It is an informal, "go at your own pace" opportunity to be outside and walk/run before you head to school/work or the next thing on your list. 
    If you would like to learn more about the VISD Wellness Committee and how you can become involved, please email or give me a call. 
    See you Friday! 

    Jodi Burwell
    VISD Wellness Committee Member

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    Chautauqua Elementary School Field Day 2018

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     Chautauqua Elementary School 2017 Turkey Trot 

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     Policy No. 6700 - Nutrition Health and Physical Fitness

    Policy No. 6700P- Procedure Nutrition Health and Physical Fitness