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Spring Wellness Week

Spring Wellness Week
Spring Wellness Week 2022

Minneapolis Public Schools is celebrating its 9th annual Spring Wellness Week!

This spring we are centering wellness week on gratitude. As nature re-awakens and we begin to look forward to warmer weather, let us focus on showing appreciation and kindness within our communities through acts of care towards ourselves, our loved ones, and our environment.
Students, families, and staff are invited to participate in Spring Wellness Week through the activities below or create your own ideas that fit your needs and lifestyle. Download the Well-being Bingo card to track how you're spreading wellness and gratitude throughout your community. MPS employees can join the fun AND earn Vitality Points!

May 2: Mindful MONDAY - Join us in being observant and mindful as we begin our week. Take a moment and reflect on what the environment provides for you: the air we breathe, the food we eat, time spent in nature. What are you most grateful for? Practice gratitude with this fun and simple activity

May 3: Terrific Teachers TUESDAY - We know our educators and educational support staff go above and beyond every day, so today we celebrate YOU! Share your gratitude on sharepoint and be entered into a drawing for prize packs or coffee gift cards through the wellness department. 

May 4: Bike, Walk & Roll WEDNESDAY - Schools across MPS are celebrating Bike, Walk & Roll to School Day (see resources). Biking, Walking, and Rolling to school or anywhere you want to go are great ways to stay active, de-stress, and get the 60 minutes of exercise that doctors recommend that children and teens get everyday. In the afternoon, everyone is invited to the Let’s Roll MPS, a group bicycle ride in celebration of National Bike to School Day. 

May 5: Local Food THURSDAY - Minnesota Thursdays are all about local, seasonal food. Join us for turkey lentil tostadas, cilantro lime coleslaw, purple daikon radishes, and Jonny Pops on May 5, 2022. Introduce your students to hyper-local food by requesting a toolkit to grow, harvest, and taste microgreens in your classroom!

May 6: School Lunch Hero Day FRIDAY - Connect with your school community by thanking your school lunch heroes for all they do! Show your appreciation with an extra smile, lively “thank you” or a thoughtful written note. We have created a thank you card that can be downloaded and printed at home or school here. It is sized to fit a regular 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, printed back-to-back and then folded in half. 


Spring Wellness Week 2022