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Fit Together in Action November
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Fit Together in Action November

Fit Together in Action November News   Fit Together Partner Highlights Torringford Host first Pumpkin Dash Torringford School is one of Fit Together’s gold partners. They have been working hard to educate and support healthy habits.  Kelly Galullo, the principal and her wellness team hosted the school’s first annual Pumpkin Dash. Because they understand the tremendous benefit of activity on a child's growth and development both physically and mentally, their wellness team's mission is to continue to provide opportunities for students to get moving!  The hope is activities like this will inspire children and their families to be active in…
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Fit Together in Action October
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Fit Together in Action October

Fit Together in Action October News   Fit Together Partner Highlights- Vogel-Wetmore Celebrates Local Harvest Vogel-Wetmore elementary school is one of Fit Together’s Gold Status partners celebrated the local bounty harvest this month both with a farmer visit and school garden celebration.  Torrington Public Schools received a local produce grant for the school year, providing funds to purchase local fruits and veggies for the school meal program.  On Friday October 7, Vogel-Wetmore students had a special visitor from one of the participating farms during their lunch. Farmer Stephen from Chanticleer Acres spoke to the students as they came in for…
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Fit Together in Action September
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Fit Together in Action September

Fit Together in Action September News Fit Together Partner Highlights- Oliver Wolcott Technical High School Oliver Wolcott Technical High School is one of our Fit Together Silver partners. A few years ago they used funds from Fit Together to buy and install a touchless water fountain. They promoted the new fountain with a cool water intake challenging.  This spring they school was awarded another Fit Together Mini Grant. The funds were used to purchase six spin bikes that they just got installed! The bikes are used by students who need to take a physical education class or by students who…
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Fit Together in Action August
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Fit Together in Action August

Fit Together in Action August News Fit Together Partner Highlights- Gilbert School New Vegetable Garden This June Gilbert School students installed a new vegetable garden as one of a Fit Together min grant recipients. Ms. Frechette, a master gardener, volunteered to help with this project along with Mrs. Gilbert the school nurse and Fit Together wellness champion.  The students planted tomatoes, a variety of squash, green beans, pumpkins, and other vegetables.  Produce picked this summer is being donated to Winsted’s Open Door Soup Kitchen providing a wonderful nutritious resource to the community and families.  In the fall the produce will…
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Fit Together in Action July
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Fit Together in Action July

Fit Together in Action July News Fit Together Partner Highlights- Kordas Korner Preschool Kordas Korner Preschool is one of Fit Together’s newest 5210 Healthy Habits partner. They wanted to kick off the initiative with a Healthy Summer 5210 Challenge during camp to see how both students and teachers could meet their daily 5210 goals. Sheila Kordas the director also is busy with their school garden which is full of fruits, veggies, flowers and herbs for the kidos to experience.  We are happy to expand our partners to include this new early childcare site. For more information about 5210, please contact…
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Fit Together in Action June
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Fit Together in Action June

Fit Together in Action June News Fit Together Partner Highlights- Vogel- Wetmore School Garden Students at Vogel-Wetmore School planted their school garden for the second time this spring. Courtney Quigley one of the school’s first grade teachers and Fit Together partners, reported that a year ago, they planted vegetables in three raised beds and plants for pollinators in two raised beds.  Families volunteered to care for the garden over the summer, and students returned in the fall to find bright zinnias and delicious vegetables waiting for them.  One first-grade student exclaimed, "I planted this basil from a tiny seed when…
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Fit Together In Action May
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Fit Together In Action May

Fit Together in Action May News   Fit Together Partner Highlights- Torringford Gaga Pits Torringford School was awarded a fall Fit Together mini grant to purchase materials to build a Gaga Pit for the students.  Jared Sheik the wood-making Torrington High School teacher and his students constructed the pit and now with the warmer weather the kids are finally able to use it. Kelly Galullo, principal reports “the Gaga Pits have been a super addition to our school providing our students with a new opportunity to get physical activity in PE class, during recess and after school.” For more information…
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Fit Together in Action April
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Fit Together in Action April

Fit Together in Action April News Fit Together Partner Highlights Early Childcare- Brooker Memorial A group of nursery school students at Brooker Memorial, one of Fit Together gold partner sites, love experimenting with starting seeds in organic eggshells. Charlene Lee Child Care Director said the kids have tried manure pots, peat pots, and pots handmade from newspaper. This year they are getting sugar snap peas planted and will transfer them into their outdoor beds once the warmer weather is finally here. School Highlight- Litchfield Center School Litchfield Center School, a new Fit Together partner, recently held a school wide two…
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Fit Together in Action March
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Fit Together in Action March

Fit Together in Action- March School Highlight- Warren Elementary We are happy to welcome Warren Elementary School as a new Fit Together partner! Their wellness team actively spreads the 5210 initiative with weekly parent messages and daily student 5210 health tips and quotes. "Be healthy, Eat green with broccoli and kale you can't fail". Keep up the great work! For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or jstewart@how2fitkids.org.         Spring into Fitness! Spring is a season of growth – here are a few tips to get…
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Fit Together in Action February
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Fit Together in Action February

Fit Together in Action February News Kids Marathon We are excited to announce that Torrington Kids Marathon- that’s right 26.2 miles is back on this year. Fit Together will once again support this super event and cheer all participants on as they finish their marathon on Sunday, June 5, at the Torrington High School track. Training for the 26.2 mile journey will start in area schools the week of March 14.   Look for a welcome email with school signup sheets and information to help get your school team ready. Then throughout April and May, event coordinator Tim Gaffney and Kids…
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