Mispillion Celebrates Fuel Up Kick-off

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Mispillion Elementary starts off another school year with another grant for their Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) program.On September 17, Mispillion was visited by State Representative Harvey Kenton, Donna Trader from the Department of Education, as well as Calvin Parson Jr. and Sharon Piano the Fuel Up To Play 60 (FUTP60) – Project Coordinators at Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association.  The Mid Atlantic Dairy Association presented the school with a check for $2,500.

“Half of the funding will be used for the physical activity play called Ramp Up Recess.  We will be purchasing small playground equipment to be used during recess,” said Joann Joseph, Fuel Up To Play 60 Advisor and School Nutrition Manager. “The rest of the funds will be used for our healthy eating play called Healthy Eating Everywhere in School.”

Also included in the weeklong celebration was Fitness not Fire Drills program. Students and staff pledged to eat healthy and be active for 60 minutes everyday.  Posters were made showing our FUTP60 pride.  Students registered during technology class and learned how to navigate the FUTP60 dashboard.  In gym a FUTP60 challenge was started.  Students played and learned new games on our stencil playground. Student leaders helped plan many of the events and learned how to make a tasty breakfast called Overnight Oats.

Since August 2014 Mispillion Elementary has been awarded a grand total of $6,500 in grant money from the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Council. School advisors Diane Brode, Vicki Campbell, Dan Chiavaroli, Sheniqua Fraizer- Bordley, Josh Harris, Michelle Harris, Mike Hilligoss, Todd Mentzer, Jenn Nichols and Sue Smith have been the leading team making these accomplishments possible. Student leader representatives Arianna, Layna, Tyler and Lila have done an excellent job of representing the school.

“Our Kick-off was a huge success,” said Joseph. “The folks from Mid-Atlantic Dairy Council, State Representative Kenton, and DOE were all impressed with our accomplishments and especially the teamwork within the school for this program.