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Dolphin Dash 5K Registration OPEN

Dolphin Dash 5K registration is now OPEN!!  Lake Sybelia Elementary is looking forward to a fantastic event on Saturday, January 12, 2019 as they kick off the New Year on the right foot! This is LSE’s biggest fundraiser of the year so please share this event far and wide! Let your family, friends, and neighbors know about it and ask them to join!

FULL DETAILS AND SIGN UP HERE

**If you or anyone you know are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this race, or if you have any questions, please EMAIL here for more information.

Fifth Annual Milk Run 5K

UF/IFAS Extension Orange County will host its fifth annual Milk Run 5K as part of the Healthy Living Expo on Saturday March 24, 2018. The race will begin at 9:00am at the UF/IFAS Extension Orange County.

The run will be held on the former T.G. Lee Dairy property and presents one of the few off-road running opportunities in the Orlando metropolitan area. Throughout the run, participants can enjoy a journey through a working cattle operation ranch with lots of wildlife in the city limits.

All proceeds will benefit Extension programs. Registration is $25 through March 16th. Groups of five or more will receive a discount. Late registrations after March 17th and the day of the run will be available. Prizes will be awarded by age division and refreshments will be provided by the sponsors to all participants.

This is an event that supports healthy living with something for everybody and is perfect for a family activity. For more information and registration, go to: http://milkrun.org or call 407-254-9222 for paper registration.

Healthy Eating and Activity at Maitland Middle School

Maitland Middle School had a busy week last week…

On Thursday, the OCPS food truck paid Maitland Middle School a visit. Students were treated to new menu items like Walking Tacos. Students were also entered into drawings for cool prizes and could leave feedback on the menu items, which can help the county adopt now student choices.

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Last weekend, Maitland Middle School students and staff participated in the annual Eatonville 5K Fun Run and Walk this past weekend. It was a great turnout and great fun.

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Register Now for the Dolphin Dash 5K and Kid’s Mile Dash

Lake Sybelia Elementary in Maitland will host its 4th annual chip-timed Dolphin Dash 5K and a Kid’s Mile Dash on Saturday, November 19th to raise money for new technology equipment for the school.  The run takes place around beautiful Lake Sybelia and Lake Catherine in Maitland.  Medals will be awarded to top finishers.

Register at www.lakesybeliapta.org
$25 adults/$20 kids.
600 Sandspur Road, Maitland.
Kids Mile Dash starts at 8:00am and the chip-timed 5K starts at 8:30am.
For more information, call (407) 623-1445.

Volunteers Needed – Hungerford Elementary School 5K Run and Walk

On Friday May 6, 2016 beginning at 9am, the Positive Flow Foundation will host the “Hungerford Elementary School 5K Run & Walk”. Healthy teachers and staff will guide students to healthy minds and healthy living.

Volunteers are needed to serve as street monitors, run buddies, and cyclist to insure the safety of the participants as they journey through the Historic Town of Eatonville.  Volunteers must be OCPS approved. Contact LisaMarie Abdallah-Nosakhere, Volunteer Coordinator with Positive Flow Foundation for more information.

With the rise of diabetes, childhood obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and other chronic disease, the Positive Flow Foundation continues their commitment and dedication to making Eatonville a Healthy Community. Join the Positive Flow Foundation in this Community Celebration.  

Glenridge Middle Students Run 5K

5k 2015 3Students taking PE at Glenrdige Middle are learning a lifelong skill — running for health.  The PE students run a nine week 5K training program with their final 5K run at end of semester. Most students enjoy the opportunity to learn about running, one student has even lost over 60 pounds!

The most recent end of nine weeks 5K took place on Thursday, Dec. 17.  Enjoy the pictures of Coach Tracy Bruce and Glenridge students celebrating their physical activity success!

 

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Lake Sybelia’s Dolphin Dash 5K Runs Strong for Third Year

Dolphin Dash 2015 6With the hard work of school families, support of local sponsors and the help of community volunteers, Lake Sybelia Elementary celebrated another successful Dolphin Dash 5K on Nov. 14.

On this beautiful fall morning, more than 300 runners and walkers took part in the race, which raised about $25,000 for the school. And nearly 100 kids showed off their speed during a Kids Mile Dash that followed the 5K. After crossing the finish line, students celebrated their fundraising success with a “Bounce Bash” complete with bounce houses, an inflatable slide and an obstacle course.

“Dolphin Dash 5K is about fun, family and fitness,” said Lake Sybelia Elementary principalDolphin Dash 2015 4 Julie Paradise. “Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of our students and teachers, we were able to raise much-needed funds for our school while promoting healthy habits for our families.”

The money raised through the third annual event will be used to support Lake Sybelia teachers and enhance technology resources for its students. Last year, PTA purchased 30 laptop tablets for students with the proceeds from the race. This year, more laptops are on the way to classrooms and the “WLSE Morning News” crew will get new production equipment.

But enhancing the school’s educational technology isn’t the only benefit of the 5K event. Three years ago, fourth grade teacher Mel Soto started a school running club called the Dolphin Dash 2015 1Dolphin Dashers to help kids prepare for the inaugural race. Today, the club is running strong with more than 90 student members.

Lake Sybelia is already planning next year’s race, so keep an eye out for the date of the 2016 Dolphin Dash 5K!

 

 

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Lake Sybelia's Dolphin Dash 5K Runs Strong for Third Year

Dolphin Dash 2015 6With the hard work of school families, support of local sponsors and the help of community volunteers, Lake Sybelia Elementary celebrated another successful Dolphin Dash 5K on Nov. 14.

On this beautiful fall morning, more than 300 runners and walkers took part in the race, which raised about $25,000 for the school. And nearly 100 kids showed off their speed during a Kids Mile Dash that followed the 5K. After crossing the finish line, students celebrated their fundraising success with a “Bounce Bash” complete with bounce houses, an inflatable slide and an obstacle course.

“Dolphin Dash 5K is about fun, family and fitness,” said Lake Sybelia Elementary principalDolphin Dash 2015 4 Julie Paradise. “Thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of our students and teachers, we were able to raise much-needed funds for our school while promoting healthy habits for our families.”

The money raised through the third annual event will be used to support Lake Sybelia teachers and enhance technology resources for its students. Last year, PTA purchased 30 laptop tablets for students with the proceeds from the race. This year, more laptops are on the way to classrooms and the “WLSE Morning News” crew will get new production equipment.

But enhancing the school’s educational technology isn’t the only benefit of the 5K event. Three years ago, fourth grade teacher Mel Soto started a school running club called the Dolphin Dash 2015 1Dolphin Dashers to help kids prepare for the inaugural race. Today, the club is running strong with more than 90 student members.

Lake Sybelia is already planning next year’s race, so keep an eye out for the date of the 2016 Dolphin Dash 5K!

 

 

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Lake Sybelia Elementary Dolphin Dash 5K

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With children’s health on the minds of parents, teachers, and school and community leaders, Lake Sybelia Elementary PTA created Dolphin Dash 5K to promote healthy habits for school families while raising money for critical technology needs.

 

Race Day Schedule – Nov. 14
7:30 am – 8 am: Packet Pick Up & Late Registration
8:30 am: 5K Run/Walk (chip timed)
9:30 am: Kid’s Mile Dash (K-5th Grades, Not Timed)
9:45 am (or after last finisher): Awards Ceremony and Bounce Party (if fundraising goal is met)

Directions and Parking
Lake Sybelia Elementary is located at 600 Sandspur Rd., Maitland, FL 32751. Parking available at Hillcrest Courts LSE dolphindash signand surrounding residential areas. *Arrive early to find parking.

Course
The 5K course starts at LSE and winds around beautiful lakes Sybelia and Catherine, ending back at the school. For more information and a detailed map, visit www.lakesybeliapta.org.

Restrictions
For safety reasons, bicycles, in-line skates, skateboards and dogs will NOT be allowed in the race. Strollers are welcome.

Shirts
**Race T-shirts and sizes are guaranteed for all registrants before Nov. 1st. After Nov. 1st, t-shirts will be assigned in registration order while supplies last. Supplies are limited.

Awards 5K (chip timed)
Overall best three Female and Male Runners
Top Female and Male Masters (40+)
Top three Female and Male finishers in the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,60-69, 70 and over

Registration – One entry per person
Online: click here 
Mail or Drop off: Complete the registration form available at www.lakesybeliapta.org and mail/drop off at LSE Attn: LSE PTA, 600 Sandspur Rd, Maitland, FL 32751
On race day: at Lake Sybelia Elementary from 7:30 – 8 am (Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted)

Packet Pick Up
Thursday: November 12, 8 – 10 am & 3 – 6:30 pm at LSE
Friday: November 13, 11 am – 6 pm at LSE
Saturday: Nov. 14, 7:30 am – 8 am at LSE

Stay Active During the Holidays

fit through the holidaysThe holiday season is officially here. Good food, friends and family will be filling our homes. But many times the “holiday food” is not the best for you. It is important to make sure we are staying active and keeping our kids active during this time. There are simple things you can do to for yourself and with your family to not end up like a stuffed turkey.

 

Play Football, Don’t Watch it on TV

After the holiday meal many of us sit down and turn on our favorite football game. This year, don’t watch the game. Get up and play one with your family. A game of family football is fun and brings you closer together. Don’t like football? Try any game. Play soccer, baseball or simply go outside and run around. The point is to get up and be active with your family.

Sign Up for a 5k or Fun Run

During the holiday season there are lots of holiday themed walks and runs. During Thanksgiving you can sign up for a Turkey Trot or other runs. Leading up to Christmas you can find Santa runs or other Christmas themed runs/walks. On December 13th Track Shack is holding the Vanessa Welch Reindeer Run. Plan for this event or find others in our area.

Create a Fitness Tradition

There are many traditions families have over the holidays. Saying what we’re thankful for over Thanksgiving, spending time with family, secret Santa at work and many others are just a few examples of these traditions. Start a new tradition centered on fitness. It can be the family football game or 5k run that we already suggested. It could also be smaller active events like taking a family walk around the neighborhood after dinner, going to the park to let the kids play or taking a family bike ride.

Work Towards a Goal

Set a family goal around staying healthy. It could be to walk each night after dinner, train to run a 5k, watch less TV, eat 2 healthy meals per week or anything else you can come up with. Write the goal on a board and display it in an area of the house where everyone can see it. That will help keep you motivated and stick with it. If it is something you can add to a calendar, write it on the days you plan to do it and display that in the same area. Whatever it is, get the entire family involved and help each other stick with it.

 

How do you stay active during the holidays? Tell us in the comments below, write on our Facebook wall or tweet us at @HealthyKids2Day. We want to hear from you!