Jackson Avenue Elementary Taking Steps to be More Healthy and Active Thanks to Grant from Kaiser Permanente

The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Wed., Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. at Jackson Avenue Elementary School in Livermore.

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Information provided by Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District—

Jackson Avenue Elementary School’s Healthy Active Stingrays program will kick-off on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on the playground with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and distribution of water bottles to all students and staff. The student community will do a Walk and Roll to School (walking,  skating, skateboarding or riding a scooter, or biking) and will meet at the parking lot off of Pomona  Avenue.

The teachers and staff will join the students in a walk around the LARPD park and then onto  the playground. On the playground there will be a small ceremony with a ribbon cutting to kick-off the full implementation of a Kaiser Permanente Grant.  

[Related blog: Kaiser Permanente Grant to Jackson Avenue Elementary Helps Students Make Healthy Choices]

The funding provided by Kaiser Permanente has provided Jackson Avenue the ability to install two hydration units for fresh filtered water daily; a salad cart to offer a fresh selection of foods each day; hiring of our Community Liaison, Jessica Torres, who provides structured active games and activities for students during recess and lunch times. 

Jackson School will also be providing families with hands-on wellness activities and cooking classes.

Superintendent Kelly Bowers; Director of Student Services, Scott Vernoy; Barbara Lee, Director of Campus Catering Projects; and Shari Johnston, Jackson Avenue Principal will attend the ceremony. 


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