Wellness Council

To become involved or learn more about the PS 261 Wellness Council, please contact Andrea Strong, [email protected]

The PS 261 Wellness Council is made up of parents and teachers working together to help our children thrive. We have a holistic approach to wellness that includes nutrition, movement, sustainability, and social and emotional intelligence. What this all means for PS 261 children is the Alternative Menu, nutrition education in every grade, gardening, parent workshops and student assemblies that promote wellness and sustainability, and which give our children the tools needed for meaningful social and emotional development. Take a look at some of the work we have done, listed below! If any of this sounds of interest to you, we hope you will join us!

PS 261 Wellness Council Kids Programming:

  • Fall Family Fun and Fitness Day
  • PS 261 Morning Track Club
  • After-School Track Club
  • Nutrition Programming in every grade through Spoons Across America and Residencies
  • Alternative Menu (healthier food in the cafeteria)
  • Recess Farmers’ Market Fruit and Vegetable Tastings
  • Cafeteria Tastings with Coalition for Healthy School Food Alliance
  • Growing our School Garden
  • Zones of Regulation Curriculum PowerPoint and Tools (rolling out to all grades)
  • Kindness Week (February)
  • Save the Ocean Month


Walkathon at the PS 261 Family Picnic

Parent Programming:

  • How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Boys with Dr. Adam Price
  • Positive Parenting Workshop
  • Skip the Screens/Screen Time Awareness Month
  • Raising Resilient Girls