Kansas Kids' Fitness Challenge
Every year as part of KKFD, we encourage 3rd grade classes to take a fitness challenge before their KKFD event. This incentive program is designed to enhance the educational and health benefits of KKFD by providing a chance to be active prior to the actual event.
Third grade classes that reach the determined physical activity goal will be awarded with a class certificate, a class prize, incentive prizes for all students in the class that participate, and recognition at their Kansas Kids Fitness Day event. This year you will have the opportunity to take the President's Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org), a 6 week fitness challenge in order to qualify. Please note, you only need to participate for 4 of the 6 weeks in order to receive class awards and certificates and to be recognized at your KKFD event.
Please go to the following websites for more information. You will need to send me the results of your challenge before April 12, 2012. However, please let me know before mid-February whether you plan on participating.
The Presidents Challenge (www.presidentschallenge.org)
Under "Groups," click on "Community." Then click on "Register a Group" heading and then "Register a Group" heading again. At this point, you will be asked to come up with a group name and password as well as your personal information. You will then be sent via e-mail an invitation form to send to all group participants to register as part of your group and to start tracking their activity on-line.
If you do not want to track your activity on-line, simply print out the following form and hand out to your students:
The Active Lifestyle Program Tracking Sheet and Instructions (.pdf)
Note - Documentation should include the name of school, name of teacher, date, activity and duration and can be completed as a class by the teacher or by the individual students or their parents. Send documentation to:
Bureau of Health Promotion
Kansas Department of Health & Environment
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 230
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
Fax: (785) 296-8059