Wellness Policy

Wellness Philosophy

Central Park School for Children promotes a healthy school by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity as part of our whole-child education, thus promoting and protecting children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn. The best available research guides our methods. It is the belief of Central Park School for Children that Wellness is a state of physical, mental and social well-being, not just the absence of disease. Wellness involves making lifestyle choices that support a more balanced and fulfilling life. Wellness education will be deliberately and consistently Incorporated throughout the curriculum at all grade levels through specific instruction / Project work, integrating Wellness into existing curricular topics, school wide activities, and an overall culture of Health and Wellness at the school. Central Park School for Children is committed to holistic education and strives to empower children, their families and staff to discover their own paths to Wellness within their unique family and community setting and to influence the health of their community and the world around them. The school believe that promoting Wellness is also promoting high academic achievement, social growth, and emotional peace.

Wellness Advisory Team

Central Park School has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy is reviewed and updated by the Wellness Advisory Team that includes teachers, parents, students, administrators and health professionals. A formal and in-depth evaluation of the school wellness environment was kicked off in 2017-18 by parent Susan Haws, MPH and Health Teacher Kendra Madding Lampron, MPH. The School Health Index Assessment Summary Report is available for viewing. They led the team through the completion of five modules of the School Health Index (SHI) tool from the CDC. A document was completed by Susan Haws in April 2018 that detailed the SHI Results and Recommendations. It highlights many excellent things going on at CPSC, and brought to light some opportunities for improvement. The addition of a full time middle school counselor, a full time social worker and a full time nurse for the 2018-19 school year were excellent outcomes of this analysis. Parents Taineisha Bolden and Erin McClain have worked with Kendra in 2018-19 to complete the evaluation of the final modules of the School Health Index. Results and recommendations will be posted here once available.

Get Involved!

Join us on Monday, May 13th at 5:00pm at the middle school for our final Wellness Advisory Team meeting of the year! We will discuss what the team has done over the past couple of years and will plan for the future. If you are interested in helping to improve CPSC health and wellness, then this is the team for you! If you'd like to learn more about our Wellness Advisory Team beforehand, please visit our website: www.cpscnc.org/Wellness

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Wellness Policy. The Wellness Advisory Team welcomes members of the school community and general public to attend committee meetings and get involved with the review, update & implementation of the school Wellness Policy. Contact Kendra Madding Lampron kendra@cpsfc.org or Nadine Goodwin Blake nadine@cpsfc.org for more info.

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This page (Wellness Policy) last updated April 25, 2019