WELLNESS AT WEST SIDE

PROGRAM OFFERINGS:
  • AM & PM PHYSICAL EDUCATION
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES
  • HEALTH CLASSES
  • HEALTHY LIFESTYLE FOR PARENTS
  • FAMILY WELLNESS SURVE
  • EAR WSHS HEALTHY FUN FACTS

Happy Pride! Here's How You Can Celebrate Pride Virtually

Pride Month is here but parades and demonstrations are being held digitally this year. Here at West Side we are looking forward to helping our LGBTQ+ community celebrate their Pride through celebrations and programming online.

 

Film festivals celebrating the Black queer experience, panels on the LGBTQIA community in tech, and performances from drag stars are all still on! This month is full of virtual concerts, trivia nights, web shows, and more to bring you the joyous spirit of Pride into your home. Let’s not forget that even though this year’s Pride festivities will not look like previous celebrations, the LGBTQ+ community and commemoration of the Stonewall Riot continues.

 

We would like to invite parents and families to celebrate as well and to become their kid’s strongest allies! The following is an article about how all families can recognize LGBTQ Pride Month.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/06/14/how-straight-parents-can-raise-kids-be-allies-during-pride-month-beyond/

Click here for some Pride Month events to check out online:

https://www.oprahmag.com/life/a32700263/virtual-pride-events-2020/

 

Have a great Week and Stay Well, Safe, and HEALTHY!

 

In Peace, Unity, and Wellness,

Ms. Indra

Happy Pride!!!

 

Hope you are all WELL and HEALTHY! As we are going through difficult, sad, and unprecedented times it is very important to take care of ourselves physically and mentally! Here you will find a link where you can find not only great virtual Pride week events but also many interesting articles and lectures you can sign up for!

  1. The following article: 10 mental health and wellness resources for Black people is a beautiful and easy read that can help us with our healing process during these times of sadness and anger that have taken over many of our lives as a result of police brutality and racial violence. Follow this link to access the article:  https://hellogiggles.com/lifestyle/mental-health-resources-for-black-people/

  2. You can also sign up for free for the premiere of George Johnson’s new memoir-manifesto! In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George Matthew Johnson explores his childhood and adolescence growing up as a gay Black man. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys. Follow this link to sign up for free: https://gaycenter.org/all-boys-arent-blue/registration/

For more information please visit THE CENTER website at: https://gaycenter.org/ 

 

In Peace, Unity, and Wellness,

Ms. Indra 💟

Wellness Dept. Announcements

Ms. Indra Echeverri

 

Physical Education and Health Live Classroom 

When: Thursdays

Time: 11:00 to 12:15

  Please click here to access the Live Classroom:

https://meet.google.com/ppk-rmpg-sui

 

Office Hours Wellness (PE and Health) 

When: Monday thru Friday 

Time: 2pm to 3pm

  Please click here to access Office hours:

https://meet.google.com/kwe-zsno-wzp

Hope to see you there!!!

 

Stay Well and Healthy,

Ms. Indra

Happy Wellness Wednesday!!!

Hope everyone is WELL and Healthy!!!! Today I would like to share with you a beautiful lesson from which you will learn but most of all you will love! 

 

Lesson: Build Your Own Tiny Greenhouse. 

Making your own greenhouse is great for growing your garden at home! Most of us living in NYC don't have enough space to grow a normal size garden at home but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a tiny one! 

This lesson will teach you step by step how to make your own lil' greenhouse at home with empty egg cartons, small plastic bags, and plastic containers. I encourage you to try it and enjoy the process of growing plants!!!

Click here to access lesson
https://www.grownycdistancelearning.org/post/build-your-own-tiny-greenhouse  

 

Have a great day!

Ms. Indra

Good Day!!

Hope this finds you well and HEALTHY. During these unprecedented times it is important for you (students) to work with your family/household members to create individual mental wellness plans for when you are feeling challenging emotions. You and your family/household
members can list actions that you can do alone, virtually with others, or in connection to a professional.


The goal is to create a plan to maintain or improve emotional and mental health if/when difficult emotions arise while social distancing.


Watch this Ted Talk video about Mental Wellness that provides examples of mental health improvement strategies in young people.

 

Stay Healthy!

Ms. Indra

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