By Jayme Taylor, Communication Manager, Clover Park School District
Tyee Park Elementary School, in partnership with Lakewood’s Healthy Start Task Force and the City’s Park and Recreation Department, received a $4,380 Healthy Schools mini-grant from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, which will be used to create a new after school activity club that focuses on physical activity and nutritious snacks.
The new club will serve 35 second- and third-grade students for two 75-minute sessions each week beginning in February. Staff Parks and Recreation staff will engage students in 150 minutes of physical play and each participant will receive a healthy snack. This project will begin as a pilot at Tyee Park with plans to replicate it at additional schools in future years.