Help your child thrive in all aspects of their education
Parents and Caregivers are Instrumental in Creating Positive Changes at School
We expect a lot from our kid’s school. We send them out each morning with the hope and expectation that they’ll be challenged academically, cared for socially, nurtured emotionally and encouraged physically. But when competing priorities come into play, it is often the physical aspect of education that gets inadequately prioritized.
By helping schools encourage and promote physical activity, your kids can feel better, work together as a team, reduce anxiety, feel empowered and have a healthy and fun experience. We’ll guide you along as you work with educators to increase physical activity in your child’s school.
When you join the Active Schools movement, you can:
Empower your kids to get the movement they need throughout the school day and outside of school
Support your school and community with information about resources to make physical activity a key element of whole child education
Get involved with campaigns and activities that value and increaase physical activity
Access practical parent/caregiver resources below
Joining The Active Schools Movement Gives You Tools To Help Schools Help Your Kids
Our collective impact partners are leaders in parent engagement with the tools you need to get involved.
During the campaign, always the last week of September, parents are introduced to their child’s physical education program and encouraged to engage throughout the year while being physically active together at home and in the community.
Designed by Active Schools for teachers, individuals, and groups who work with parents, such as physical education teachers, parent/family engagement staff, principals, PTA/PTOs, and school health/wellness committees.
Twelve questions from SHAPE America and National PTA to help parents determine if their child’s physical education program helps students attain the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for leading active, healthy lives.
This data brief from Springboard to Active Schools describes the state of family engagement in physical activity in schools in the US and identifies key strategies and ideas that parents, school districts and schools can use to improve family engagement.
The Online Physical Education Network (OPEN) provides games and calendars for families to be active at home and resources to help teachers and parents partner to help students achieve physical education and social and emotional learning outcomes.
Action for Healthy Kids’ Parents for Healthy Kids initiative educates, empowers and engages parents and caregivers in becoming change agents for healthier schools and kids, and supports them in reinforcing healthy habits at home.