Games, PlayShop & Healthy Food At Playworks Rally for Recess This Saturday
Saturday’s Rally for Recess in Northeast DC will feature DC Central Kitchen, local chefs, cross trainers and Playworks coaches, providing games, healthy food, demonstrations, A PlayShop training, fun toys and easy recipes. The Rally is supported by Playworks, DC Central Kitchen, the DC Department of Health, Kaiser Permanente and local food/drink donors.
Playworks is rallying for recess this spring so parents and educators can show support before school schedules are set for 2016-17. Too many area principals and superintendents are cutting down recess time to 15-20 minutes, once a day, in favor of more time in the classroom.
Research links recess not only to increasing physical activity (which fires up the brain) but also bolstering social-emotional skills and preparing students to learn back in the classroom. #SaveRecess
Playworks is collecting signatures from community members about restoring and improving recess in local District, Maryland and Virginia schools. Signatures will continue to be gathered at the Rally, and will be delivered to superintendents in mid-May.
Showing your support today will influence decision-making on recess for the 2016-17 school year!
When: Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine
Where: 660 K St. NE, Washington, D.C. (J.O. Wilson Elementary School)
Who: DC Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6)
Playworks staff, DC Central Kitchen staff and J.O. Wilson Junior Coaches
What: A day of fun games and healthy food to support recess
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10 a.m Jump rope giveaway & demonstration
11 a.m. Playworks parent PlayShop (training)
12 p.m. Speakers & 10th Birthday Cake
1 p.m. Washington Capitals chef healthy food demonstration
Games led by Playworks Coaches
KaBOOM! Imagination Playground
DJ M Dot
DC Central Kitchen tasting stations
For more info: Playworks at 202-822-0097 or Susan Comfort at 202-246-5336
Playworks believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. http://www.Playworks.org
DC Central Kitchen is America’s leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, career training, healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise. http://www.Dcck.org