August 2017: We are so very excited to let you know that our first day back at We Can! will be Wednesday, August 23 at 12:30-2:30pm. (this will not be a regular We Can! Day) We will be handing out 4-H awards and some fun and games. The real fun will be the next day, Thursday, August 24 12:30-2:30pm. This will be our End of Summer, Back to School Bash!!! My favorite part of We Can! is summer games, so we are going to have water balloon games, blanket races, a silly whipped cream game and really hoping we get the go ahead for a game involving shaving cream! Plan to send your child on Thursday slathered with waterproof sunscreen, clothes they can get wet or messy in, a towel and knowing that we will have loads of messy fun .
Ashlee and I are both looking forward to a fun, nutritious, activity filled year of We Can! See you on the 23rd!
~Jennie & Ashlee
WAYS TO ENHANCE CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION
Join Jennie and her team once a week for the FREE WeCan! program starting August 23 from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm for exciting adventures, learning and fun. Open to elementary school children and student volunteers.
WeCan! collaborates with U of I 4H Youth development for Adams County
Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition
WeCan! Sponsors having The BIG Idaho Potato come to Council
Activities included BOWLING for students
ACHC We Can! program was honored to have a story featured on the national We Can! website, titled:
We Can!® Fun Is Contagious in Idaho Community read about HERE
We Can! (Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition) is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 5 to 13 years of age stay at a healthy weight. In support of this program, ACHC stays active at the Elementary School. During summer months the program runs in conjunction with the free/reduced hot lunch program.
We Can! also offers organizations, community groups, and health professionals a centralized resource to promote a healthy weight in youth through community outreach, partnership development, and media activities that can be adapted to meet the needs of diverse populations. Science-based educational programs, support materials, training opportunities, and other resources are available to support programming for youth, parents, and families in the community can be seen HERE.
In memory of Linda Rogers Bailey, November 30, 1957 to July 7, 2017. The driving force behind the Council WeCan! program, Linda brought so much activity, community service, enjoyment and healthy eating to our youth. Linda will be dearly missed, by her friends, family and all who knew her. As she lovingly referred to the students enrolled in the WeCan! program, "HER KIDS" will miss her and her enthusiasm greatly. Rest in Peace, Linda.
WeCan! Students explore the Discovery Center in Boise. Pictured here with Sue, the traveling T-Rex, who is composed of over 250 highly detailed cast fossils. This is the largest exhibition they have had at the Discovery Center.