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In this issue:

Important Information for Everyone
  • Board Briefs: Catch up on what happened at the September 2 Board of Education Meeting. Read more...
  • Discount CU Buffs Football Tickets: District staff can buy Buffs tickets at a discounted price. Read more...
  • Honoring Diana Zakhem: Colorado Youth for a Change will honor Englewood's Director of Post Secondary and Workforce Readiness on Oct. 2. Read more...
  • Challenge Day Wine Tasting Fundraiser: Enjoy heavy appetizers and wine pairings as we raise money for Challenge Day. Read more...
Health and Wellness Corner
  • Englewood Schools Wellness Policy: A focus on nutrition and celebrations. Read more...
  • Fall Fitness Classes: Fall fitness classes are starting around the district! Read more...


Discount CU Buffs Tickets

Message from CU:
Colorado athletics would like to offer all teachers and staff discounted football tickets for our first two home football games as a way to just say thank you for everything they do! All they have to do to purchase the discounted tickets is either click the hyperlink or visit www.cubuffs.com/promo and enter the special promo code.  Every section in the stadium is discounted so just pick where you would like to sit!
Please see this attached flyer for the promo code and more information.
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Honoring Diana Zakhem

On Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, Colorado Youth for a Change will be honoring Diana Zakhem, Director of Post-Secondary and Workforce Readiness, at its 8th annual Back to School Night Fundraiser.
The event takes place at Comedy Works in Greenwood Village and includes a cocktail hour with heavy appetizers, a silent auction, a live auction, presentation of awards and a comedy show with headliner Ryan Hamilton.
All proceeds benefit the youth and programs of Colorado Youth for a Change.
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Challenge Day Wine Tasting Fundraiser

The Challenge Day program is returning to Englewood High School, Englewood Middle School, and Englewood Leadership Academy on October 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2014! Read more about last year's Challenge Day here.
Once again, Jason & Laura Sakry will be hosting a wine tasting event at their home on Tuesday, Sept. 23 to raise money for Challenge Day!
All Englewood Schools staff members are invited. Please RSVP and learn more about the event here: http://www.evite.com/event/022CZMCFNFCHBI6SWEPEG4JSXBXMIA
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Health & Wellness Corner

Englewood Schools Wellness Policy - Nutrition Focus

A core component of the ES Wellness Policy is nutrition. Not only the kinds of food provided to students and staff during breakfast and lunch, but also the way in which food is used inside the classrooms, e.g. for celebrations and rewards.

In the previous edition of Act Now, we examined the first four components of the use of food throughout Englewood Schools (B.2. a-d). Click here to see the Englewood Schools Wellness Policy as well as the Nutrition Parameters:


….Englewood Schools supports the following:

2. Ensuring that students have the opportunity to practice healthy nutrition habits whenever food and beverages are offered at school. Therefore:

e. School staff will not use food or beverages as rewards for academic performance or good behavior, except for students who require special accommodations. The District will disseminate a list of non-food reward ideas to staff annually.

f. A snack-free recess must be scheduled before lunch for elementary students to allow physical activity before sitting down to eat. This must be in practice by academic year 2012-2013.

g. Vending machines to which students have access shall offer a minimum of 50% nutritious items as set forth by the Colorado Revised Statute, although the goal is to aim for 100% nutritious items, if possible.

h. Classroom celebrations, whether for birthdays, holidays, or other, will follow the guidelines below:

  1. 50% of the celebration time must include a physical activity such as additional recess or creative playtime.
  2. Celebrations that involve only physical activity are highly encouraged. In the case of birthdays, students may be given a choice to provide snacks or to have an activity-only celebration.
  3. Monthly birthday parties, as opposed to individual birthday parties, are highly encouraged.
  4. Any food provided, whether by staff, parents, or an outside organization, must meet the Englewood Schools Nutrition Parameters for meals or for foods sold individually.
  5. Only water may be provided as a beverage during any classroom celebration.
  6. The District will disseminate a list of healthy snack ideas and a sample party refreshment sign up sheet to staff and parents annually.
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Fall Fitness Classes

Fall fitness classes are starting around the District! You may attend any class, at any location. FREE to all Englewood Schools Employees. Each class lasts one hour, and runs for six weeks.

The current class schedule is as follows, but please check the ES website https://www.englewoodschools.net/Page/3191 for the most up to date schedule. Classes are still being added!!




4 PM

8/27 – 10/1

Boot Camp



3:30 PM

9/4 – 10/9




4 PM

9/16 – 10/21

Boot Camp



3:30 PM

9/15  - 10/20




3:45 PM

9/9 – 10/14




4:40 PM

9/10 – 10/15

Boot Camp

Ch Hay


3:30 PM

9/2  - 10/7

These classes are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. ALL employees may participate – not limited to Kaiser members!

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