Healthy Lifestyles

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Bok Choy Sampling!

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Bok Choy Sampling!

This week Matoaka students will get to sample Bok Choy during lunch as part of the PTA-SHIP farm to school tastings!  The name Bok Choy is from the Chinese word for “soup spoon” because of the shape of its leaves and it has more Vitamin A than broccoli.  PTA is pleased to help bring this wellness choice to all […]

Spirit Night - Sweet Frog - Tonight!

Spirit Night – Sweet Frog – Tonight!

Join us tonight Thursday, May 10th and help support our school! 4pm -9pm 4907 Courthouse St *Make sure to mention MATOAKA at the register!*

Matoaka Dads Annual Fire & Flick - June 2nd!

Matoaka Dads Annual Fire & Flick – June 2nd!

This year’s annual Fire & Flick (sponsored by Matoaka Dads) will take place on Saturday June 2nd at 6pm on the school grounds.  This is a great chance for kids to spend time with dads/father figures while also enjoying friends and fun (movie, snacks, & campfire!!). Details and the signup form can be found here:  […]

PTA-SHIP Virginia Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce Sampling!

PTA-SHIP Virginia Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce Sampling!

This week Matoaka students will get to sample Virginia-grown hydroponic Bibb Lettuce during lunch as part of the PTA-SHIP farm to school tastings!  PTA is pleased to help bring this wellness choice to all students to assist with healthier choices and lifestyles!

Run the DoG Tonight - Registration 5pm - Run/Walk 6pm!

Run the DoG Tonight – Registration 5pm – Run/Walk 6pm!

 Join MES PTA and the DoG Street running club for a dog and stroller friendly 5k run/walk tonight, Monday March 26th. Registration starts at 5pm – run/walk starts at 6pm.  The class in each grade with the highest percentage of participants with earn a lunch time treat! Come out and enjoy the evening -hope to see you there!!

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Kale Sampling

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Kale Sampling

This week Matoaka students will get to sample locally grown kale during lunch as part of the PTA-SHIP farm to school tastings! Kale is full of vitamins and a great addition to salads, smoothies, soups, and more.  PTA is pleased to help bring this wellness choice to all students to assist with healthier choices and lifestyles!

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Butternut Squash Sampling

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Butternut Squash Sampling

On Thursday February 22nd, Matoaka students will get to sample locally grown butternut squash during lunch as part of the PTA-SHIP farm to school tastings! Great reasons to love this winter squash is that it is rich with vitamin A which is good for the eyes and also helps fend off illness.  PTA is pleased to help bring […]

Locally Grown Sweet Potatoes Sampled by Matoaka Students

Locally Grown Sweet Potatoes Sampled by Matoaka Students

Matoaka students overwhelmingly made a great choice on December 14th to try locally grown sweet potatoes prepared by Chef Marie Homer of SHIP.  Chef Marie and Beth Berry helped Matoaka PTA volunteers to hand out samples to students who were rewarded with stickers.  Mataoaka’s PTA encourages student wellness through increased activity and better food choices.  […]

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Sweet Potato Sampling

PTA-SHIP Locally Grown Sweet Potato Sampling

A super food and great source of vitamins A and C, sweet potatoes are very good for you…and PTA/SHIP are bringing them to lunchtime to sample on Thursday December 14th!  All Matoaka students will be given an opportunity to sample the recipe (ingredients: sweet potatoes, garlic, rosemary, oil, parsley and black pepper).  We hope you […]

Matoaka Healthy Lifestyle Week Challenges - Thurs & Fri!

Matoaka Healthy Lifestyle Week Challenges – Thurs & Fri!

   

Healthy Lifestyles Demo - Thank You Chef Long!

Healthy Lifestyles Demo – Thank You Chef Long!

Many thanks to Chef Chris Long for coming to Matoaka today to demonstrate the making and offer tastings of sweet potato bread.  These sweet potatoes were grown in our garden! The recipe can be found here: Sweet_Potato_Bread

Healthy Lifestyles Week Starts Monday Oct 30th!

Healthy Lifestyles Week Starts Monday Oct 30th!

Clash of the celebrations – this week we have the king-of-the-candy celebration Halloween land right in the middle of PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Week!  Armed with a little creativity and enthusiasm to circumvent the sugar, there are a TON of ways to enjoy the occasion responsibly!  We have a full week planned for encouraging healthier choices every day.  We […]

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