It’s February again! That means it’s Healthy Heart Month and it’s time to get moving. Dostyk American International School in Kazakhstan is challenging you to join our 28 Miles in 28 Days Run / Walk Challenge. This is the seventh year of our challenge and as with subsequent years we would like to increase the number of participants and of course surpass our total miles. In 2016 we were able to edge past our 2015 total of 8544 by 44 miles.
In support of Healthy Heart Month, Student Council will be holding the annual DAIS Lap-a-thon onSaturday, February 11, 2017. The theme of this year’s Lap-a-thon is an International Run. Please dress your child in country colors or add a flag to their clothing. The fundraiser will be held in the tennis court from 9:00-11:00am. This year the Student Council is asking for only flat rate pledges. Please see the following schedule for the running times and grade groups.
Please look for your child’s pledge forms to donate a fixed amount in support of the event. We hope to see you there.
Healthy Heart month is just around the corner and it is time to get up and be active! Dostyk American International School in Kazakhstan is challenging you to join the 28 Miles in 28 Days Run / Walk Challenge.
This is the fifth year of our challenge and as with subsequent years we would like to increase the number of participants and of course surpass our total miles. Last year, in 2014 year we surpassed all previous records with 201 participants accumulating an amazing 5,825 miles!
We can only exceed 5,825 miles if you participate and invite all your friends, family, and colleagues and home and around the world. So send the challenge out by email, post it on Facebook, or retweet it on Twitter: #28milesin28dayschallenge, to spread the word!
Here at DAIS 28 miles isn’t the limit it is just the beginning! We’re encouraging everyone to run / walk as many miles as they can to set a new distance record.
Students from pre-k to grade 4 will use a pedometer to count their steps in our PE class. Then convert their total steps using this step calculator.
All other participants can can hop on a treadmill, hit the trails, or walk the malls to tackle the 28 in 28 challenge.
On January 12th, we will begin our skating unit for grades K-8. Kindergarten students will be skating but require an adult with them on the ice. If you are unable to attend please let us know in advance so we can arrange coverage.
Students will be walking to and from the ice rink for PE classes. The unit will last for approximately 3 weeks depending on the weather. If the temperature dips below -15 ℃ or there is excessive wind-chill, classes will be cancelled. Skating can be canceled with very short notice so please ensure that your child has a pair of running shoes at school so they can participate in gym activities.
Parents in grades 1-4, if your child can not tie their own skates I would like you to come and assist with tying skates up, to minimize the loss to instructional time. Please ensure that you send your child to school with proper clothing for outside:
Dress in layers, with a wind resistant outer layer.
Hat (a large portion of body heat is lost from the head), mittens or insulated gloves. You should also have something to keep your face warm, such as a scarf, neck tube or face mask.
Lower body: long underwear and nylon track pants or snow pants.
Upper body: long sleeved underwear, fleece jacket or hoodie, and winter jacket.
Bag to carry all the gear.
Helmet: Please ensure that the helmet fits properly and that it does not need to be adjusted at the rink. Students will not be allowed on the ice without a helmet.
Skates: The laces should be loose enough so your child can easily slip their foot into the skate, then snug the laces up.
Protective gear: Elbow pads, shin pads are optional but recommended.
Grades K-1, 1:00-1:40 Grades 2-3,11:20-12:00 Grades 4-5,9:00 to 9:45 Grades 6-7-8,2:35 to 3:15