New! PUSD District Wellness Committee
The purpose of the PUSD Wellness Committee (DWC) is to assess and make recommendations that improve student and employee wellness. The DWC develops the local wellness policy, creates measurable wellness goals, assists the district with implementation of wellness goals, and updates the local wellness policy as needed. Currently, the DWC consists of PUSD administrators, employees, a parent volunteer, and community partners.
The DWC will be focusing on The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model which encompasses a collaborative approach with the community, school, and health sectors to meet the health and wellness needs of each child. This model fits well with PUSD’s motto that every child, every day, matters. Creating a healthy learning environment for all students can help schools meet their academic goals while also instilling lifelong healthy habits.
Disclosure, transparency, and accountability are key components to a successful wellness program. Parents and the community can help play a part by adding their input and helping find resolution to dilemmas. Using the platform of the DWC is a great opportunity to create positive change regarding health and wellness in our community. DWC meetings will be open to the public starting later this year and we encourage people to attend. PUSD will also be hosting a Spring Wellness Fair that will encompass all aspects of health and wellness. Look for more information to be announced in the coming months!