• River Eves Health & Wellness


    Health and Wellness words


    Healthy, Active Bodies are Healthy, Engaged Minds 

    Fulton County Schools recognizes the link between student health and learning and is committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education, and regular physical activity for all students. Schools can't do it alone; it takes a community to build a healthy child- Let's start now!


    River Eves Health and Wellness Programs, Events, and Activities 

    Year Round Initiatives:

    • Brain Breaks – Implemented every day throughout the day in the individual classrooms. Teachers utilize various programs to provide several brain breaks throughout the day for all students.  One of the most popular programs is GoNoodle  It is encouraged for parents/families to incorporate these ideas at home during homework time or technology breaks.  http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/1252-brain-breaks-instant-recess-and-energizers
    • Farm to School – Implemented through our Food and Nutrition Services http://www.farmtoschool.org/
    • Georgia Shape Governor's Honor Roll- Platinum Award Winner. The Governor's Shape Honor Roll Award recognizes elementary, middle and high schools for their dedication to creating a healthy school environment and a culture of wellness for staff, students and community. Georgia's K-12 public schools were invited to submit an application to be recognized by the Governor's Office, the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Department of Public Health for their exceptional participation in the annual fitness assessment data collection process as well as their commitment to efforts that improve student wellness. http://www.georgiashape.org/story/governors-shape-honor-roll
    • Indoor Recess Program – Each grade level is provided with indoor recess carts, which are full of games and activities to keep students engaged on days where they are unable to go outside. This is a helpful resource to support students and teachers during cold and rainy months.
    • Outdoor Learning Environments – Reading Garden, Outdoor Classroom, and a Nature Trail.  
    • Outdoor Recess – All grade levels.  30 min each day.  Weather permitting http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/tools-for-schools/find-challenges/on-the-playground-challenges/1234-recess-in-action
    • PBIS – Positive Behaviors and Interventions Support
    • Power Up for 30 – Implemented through our PE program. Offered every morning before school begins – 7:10 – 7:40.  Each grade level has an assigned day to attend.  http://georgiashape.org/story/power-30-0
    • Strong 4 Life School – Implemented through our Food and Nutrition Services  http://www.strong4life.com/landing-pages/school-nutrition


    Monthly Health and Wellness Events


                       PBIS focus – CITIZENSHIP

                       Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

                       Welcome back to school social events  



                       PBIS focus - RESPECT

                       National Food Safety Education Month

                       Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month

                       National School Backpack Awareness Day - 9/21

                       Family Health and Fitness Day - 9/24

                       Boosterthon Fun Run



                       PBIS focus - ACCEPTANCE

                       National ADHD Awareness Month  

                       National Health Education Week - 10/17 - 10/21

                       Child Health Day USA - 10/2 National Walk to School Day – 10/5

                       School wide Recycling Drive

                       Fall Landscape Day

                       Red Ribbon Week

                       National Bullying Prevention Month



                       PBIS focus - KINDNESS

                       Family Movie Night

                       Canned Food Drive

                       Book Fair



                       PBIS focus - GENEROSITY

                       Safe Toys and Gifts Month

                       National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 4-10)   

                       Holiday charitable giving



                       PBIS focus - TRUSTWORTHY

                       Skyzone Spirit Night

                       Jump Rope for Heart – through PE

                       Book Swap

                       Community Event – Gladiator Hockey Night



                       PBIS focus - FORGIVENESS

                       American Heart Month

                       National Wear Red Day - 2/3

                       Eagle Fliers – After School Running Program – (3-5) through the end of April. 

                       Bingo Night 

                       Read Across America Week



                       PBIS focus – DILIGENCE

                       National Nutrition Month

                       National School Breakfast Week

                       National Day of Unplugging 



                       PBIS focus - RESPONSIBILITY

                       Stress Awareness Month

                       National Autism Month

                       World Autism Awareness Day - 4/2

                       World Health Day - 4/7 

                       Test prep and Test stress

                       Celebration of Earth Day

                       Eagle Fliers 5K Race



                       PBIS focus - SPORTSMANSHIP 

                       National Mental Health Awareness Month

                       Field Day – (K-5)

                       End of year parties 

  • River Eves Local Wellness Council


    Adriana Carrillo – Physical Education Teacher
    Twitter: @ms_carrilloam

    Stephanie Payne - Food and Nutrition Services Manager 

    Laura Lavoie – School Assistant Principal

    Kasey Vermilya - School Social Worker

    Tammy Dunn - School Nurse

    Kiara Exum - School Counselor

    Brittany Brewer- K-2 Reading Coach

    Lizzie Fragale- TAG Teacher