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BOKS Session- Spring 2020

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Helen R. Donaghue School

24 Union Street Extension

Merrimac, MA 01860

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BOKS physical activity program, spring 2020

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The Merrimac PTO is pleased to continue BOKS, a before school physical activity program, at the Merrimac Schools this spring. BOKS prepares children for a day of learning and is an important step in helping children gain an appreciation of the benefits of exercise and healthy choices that will last a lifetime. BOKS was inspired by Dr. John Ratey’s book “Spark”. Dr. Ratey, of Harvard Medical School, states that “exercise is the single most powerful tool that we have to optimize the function of our brains.” Classes are filled with team-oriented games and provide plenty of opportunity for play, since the program focuses on fun!

Days/Time: 7:15AM-8:15AM, Wednesday & Friday starting February 5th and running through March 13th. Classes will occur on February 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 26th, 28th and March 4th, 6th, 11th, and 13th. Note: There will be no class the week of February vacation.

Typical BOKS Class:

  • 50 minutes long
  • Fun warm-up game or movement drills
  • Running activity, relay races, obstacle courses and strength movements
  • Fun games
  • Cool down and a BOKS Bit- a nutrition component of the program

How do I sign up?

Print and complete the attached registration form for each child attending and make sure to sign the last page. You can also download the registration form here: https://merrimacpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/BOKS-BPS-Registration-Form.pdf

NOTE: If the participant has already attended BOKS fall 2019 session you do not need to complete a new registration form unless the information has changed.

Cost:

There is a $20/child fee that can be paid here at Eventbrite. Children who attend the before school program on Wednesdays or Fridays as part of their regular schedule are able to enroll and participate for no charge. (Please choose "child enrolled in BASP ticket" at purchase. All no charge tickets purchased will be confirmed with the before school program for eligibility.)

Is there transportation for BOKS?

Parents will be responsible for transporting their children to the Donaghue school where the program will take place. Children will take Bus #6 to the Sweetsir school, which transports the Before School participants.

Volunteers needed: BOKS needs volunteers, please signup here: Boks Before School Volunteers

BOKS is designed to involve the whole community and family. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Nancy Lombart at President@merrimacpto.org or signup here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0444adab2ea3f49-boks. You can also visit the Merrimac PTO website at https://merrimacpto.org/boks-program for more information.

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Helen R. Donaghue School

24 Union Street Extension

Merrimac, MA 01860

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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