DCWC-PHC Prevention Coalition

District/Community Wellness Committee

A coalition of MSSD 14 Leadership, Staff, Community partners and parents working collaboratively to build relationships and mobilize community resources in engaging youth in healthy choices.  


Minutes for February 7th 2018

Present: Angela Gieck, Jane Squired, Paula Faucette, Susan Imhoff, Mariel Dick, Melissa Loftin, Cat Olimb, Mehdi Shelhammer, Miles Groth, Tyler Jones, Tiffany Allen, Jessi Larsen, Chi Ito, Julie Thompson, Natalie Johnson, Laurie Wood, Erin Gocinski.
Location: SILC multipurpose meeting room, 3:30-4:45 pm

1. 3:30 p.m. - Activity & Healthy snacks
 (Kahoots played and Melissa Loftin and Jessi Larsen won the Valentine Challenge!!)

2. Introductions & Norms-reviewed
no changes made to norms

3. MSSD 14
Healthy Kids Colorado Survey Data-due to proprietary and sensitive nature of this data, we do not share this information in minutes. If you have any questions, please email Laurie Wood and attend our monthly meetings where we will continue to share data and discuss prevention activities related to our data.

4. Community Share out/Updates-
•Public Health: WIC serving SE Colorado Springs, TEPP can come and give presentation to any and all interested in school setting
•MAC: working towards certification for varies activities that they provide, a 2 year process
•PPLD: see attachments
•Concrete Couch: Lantern Parade on April 13th, Memorial Park TO Soda Springs Park, stay tuned for more updates on how to get involved.

5. School Wellness Team Updates

•UPES: B&G working with them on outdoor classroom, Community Lunch in March, will share mindfulness techniques with parents, Health Jam coming up, working on having cave simulation there
•MSES: working on aligning health standards and what are the gaps, working on rotating schedule of teachers at grade level tackling these gaps; stay tuned!
Appropriately sized salad bar purchase by wellness team and bigger one heading toward the HS; need to alert Danny Gieck (B&G) so we can make it work. Game Night coming up: feeding soup and having soup “bags” that families will take home.
•MSHS: Health bags THRIVE for graduating seniors and incoming freshman (plus a few others for new students) that will target cool stuff to have for students that champion healthy living: cookbooks, measuring spoons, chapstick, resource numbers, books, schwag.)

6. Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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