Wow Us With Wellness Challenge

**Log your Q2 participation here!**

2nd Quarter 2019: October 21st – December 13th

“Encouraging Healthy Habits for DIS Students and Families”


#1 Do it – Participate!

Download the 2019 2nd Quarter Wow Us With Wellness Challenge.

Complete at least 5 items on the challenge.

The activities are organized into different aspects of wellness (nutrition, fitness, lifestyle/mindfulness) and we encourage you to try to complete at least one item from every category of the challenge.  Some activities are one-time events, but most are meant to be completed each week during the entire challenge period.

#2 Tell us! – Fill Out the Google Form

At the end of the challenge period, a link will be available here, at, for you to log your participation in the challenge.  

Students in grades 3 and up will also have the ability to access the link through their google classrooms.  

Log your 2nd Quarter participation here beginning on 12/9 (the last week of the 2nd quarter challenge period).  Reminders and a submission link will be posted.

#3 Show off!  – Share your photos

Are you planting a garden? Eating your veggies? Tried yoga for the first time? We want to know! Share photos (with a parent’s permission) of you and your family completing one or more of the challenge activities. 

Please be mindful if there are multiple children in the photo that you have permission from all the parents to share! 

Email digital photos to Nurse Cohen at or send hard copies to your homeroom teacher, labeled “Attention Nurse Cohen”. Include name, grade, teacher for every student in the photo, as well as a description of the activity shown.

Stay tuned for themed photo challenges throughout the year!

Photos will be displayed on the wellness bulletin board next to the PTA room in the E hall.

#4 Win Prizes! – For positive reinforcement beyond better wellness 

Raffles will be held quarterly to recognize students who participate in the Wow Us With Wellness Challenge.  Past raffle prizes have included RiverDogs baseball tickets, a free climb at Wild Blue Ropes, kinesthetic classroom equipment shared by the winners and their classmates, and more!

#5 Be Informed! – Check out our resources below or research your own


  • Drink Water – Click here to review the basics of why water drinking is so important for health.
  • Get involved in our very own Daniel Island School and Community Garden.  The next work day is Saturday September 21st, children welcome with adult supervision.  For more information about the DISCG, contact Julie Hughes at or find Daniel Island School andCommunity Garden on Facebook
  • Plan ahead – How to cook roasted vegetables for a whole week of healthy meals.
  • Try one of these healthy dips.  5 healthy dips that up your  lunch game.
  • Veggies for breakfast. 20 ways to each more veggies at breakfast.
  • Find fun ways to add healthy twists, like celebrating Dr. Seuss ‘ birthday with  Green Eggs and Ham.  Find more easy and delicious breakfast ideas here.
  • How to – plant a home vegetable garden from Clemson Extension (with regional planting dates).
  • Did your grandmother ever tell you to slow down and chew your food?  She was right!  Various experts recommend chewing your food up to 30 times before swallowing. Learn the basics of Mindful Eating.


Yoga, Mindfulness and More


Questions? Email Wellness Coordinator Andrea Jones at