Screen Free Week

May 8th – 14th 2017

Go Belle Aire! 52 kids participated in screen free week this year. Thanks to Downers grove Culver’s for their generosity in donating ice cream gift cards for all the participants for a free ice cream cone or dish.

Screen-Free Week is about having more mind-engaging fun by turning the screens off and turning on your life.  This annual event is held to remind us of how creative and resourceful the Belle Aire students can be without television and screen media.

Here is how it works

If the student has not watched TV/other screen-time for the entire day, the student and parent sign the form. Make sure your name and teacher code are on each day you participated.  Each Screen-free-day-slip will be entered into a raffle.  Do not cut or separate the form! If you’ve only participated in a few days, that’s ok…turn in the whole sheet.

Turn in your signed participation forms by Tuesday, May 16th

After-School Activities

We’ve even planned some after-school activities to help your child to get through the week! All events are from 3-3:30pm. Please sign up your students individually online below for each event he/she wishes to attend to ensure accurate student rosters.

  • Monday May 8 Bingo in the LRC – Signup closed
  • Tuesday May 9 Fitdogs in the gym – Signup closed
  • Wednesday May 10 Science Activity in the music room – Signup closed
    • Ingredients:  cornstarch, flour, water & latex balloons
  • Thursday May 11 Martial Arts presentation and Circuit Training in the gym – Signup closed at noon 5/11

Remember NO VIDEOS, YOUTUBE, DVD’s, VIDEO GAMES, (including Nintendo, Play Station, X box, Gameboy, etc….), or non-educational computer games are allowed. Using a screen for homework is perfectly acceptable!

Screen-Free Week is a nation-wide effort that focuses attention not on the quality of TV programming, but on the excessive quantity of television that most Americans watch.  It asks that people reassess the roles TV/internet play in our daily lives as entertainer, baby sitter, time filler, background noise, and sales force. Unplug from digital entertainment and spend your free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends. (Note: this year we are holding screen free week later than the national week to allow for scheduling of the events below.)

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