Going for the gold with WinterKids Winter Games!
Our WinterKids Challenge for elementary schools is going for the gold in 2019! Two elementary schools in each of Maine’s 16 counties will compete in a four-week outdoor physical activity and nutrition challenge during the month of January for cash prizes, equipment and more.
The WinterKids Winter Games will inspire 32 elementary schools, 450 teachers, and 8000 students to go for the gold!
Each participating school can earn up to a total of 100 points for the successful completion of four weekly challenges*:
% of students who move a minimum of 300 minutes outdoors
% of students who complete 5 healthy eating activities
% of students who incorporate physical activity and nutrition at home
% of students who participate in a celebration of winter activity
*Schools can accrue additional points for school spirit, engagement with WinterKids, creativity, school-wide participation, opening & closing ceremonies, and collaborating with healthy eating and active living organizations in their community.
Gold Medal School
Silver Medal School
Bronze Medal School
1. School visit with Maine Winter Olympians
2. Winter equipment for the school
More to be announced!
C. Agreste - School Nurse, Dayton Consolidated School
parents, teachers, school spirit, awareness, and fun? Participate in WinterKids Winter
Games!! Seriously had no idea how amazing this would be and what our community
was capable of! The support and Camaraderie is incredible. What a positive experience
this has been for our kids and all the parents too!"
Dayton Consolidated School Mom
School Nurse, Piscataquis Community Elementary School
C. Ellis - Principal, Miles Lane Elementary
Sarah Maxwell - Assistant Principal, Waldo T. Skillen School