Health, Safety & Wellness

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Health, Safety & Wellness

Health, Safety & Wellness

The Orange PTA Health, Safety & Wellness Committee is a collaboration of parents, school and community members who are committed to promoting the welfare of children and youth in the home, school and community. We…
  • Organize and/or support educational forums and programs that specifically address Heath & Safety issues/concerns in our schools and the community.
  • Increase communication through parent programs and topical speakers
  • Organize and facilitate health and wellness programs at the schools with the help of volunteer staff and parents.
  • Hold monthly meetings open to the community to discuss current Health and Safety issues/concerns. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month in the OHS Media Center at 12:30pm.


Scroll down to find out about these current programs & topics:

  • Calm Corners Mindfulness Project
  • Brady Competencies
  • NEW District Food Policy for Treats & Parties 

Events & Programs

MHS Running Club / Spring 2018

Thursday mornings • 7:50am – 8:30am
April 6, 13, 20, 27 & May 4
Please be sure that your child packs a water bottle.
Healthy snack will be provided before the kids go to school. 
This club is run by volunteer teachers, staff, & parents.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact:
Lindsey Jezek at

FREE to all PTA members  /  Not a member? Sign up now.

Calm Corners at Moreland Hills School

Every classroom in Moreland Hills School has a Calm Corner
What’s a Calm Corner? A Calm Corner is an area where anyone in the class can go to feel calm or settled.  Schools throughout the country are using Calm Corners with positive results. Many teachers see Calm Corners as a way to help students tune in to feeling and behavior triggers; to take responsibility for their own behavior; and to foster a supportive and composed classroom culture.
Calm Corners can contribute to kids building the important trait of self-efficacy, which is developed when they see that their own actions can lead to real results. Students who regularly use Calm Corners as a positive space can strengthen mindfulness and resilience. And, Calm Corners aren’t just for school – many families in our district are creating space for them at home.
For more information, download our Calm Corner Parent Information Sheet.

Competencies at Brady Middle School

Focus on Competencies
Last year, Brady staff identified 9 Competencies they deemed essential for students to develop before leaving Brady Middle School to embark on their high school career. They are: Grow, Connect, Persevere, Succeed, Think, Present, Lead, Serve, and Practice Digital Responsibility. Brady Middle School is providing opportunities for students to develop these competencies throughout the school year, with a special emphasis on one Competency each month.
December’s Focus: PERSEVERE
Orange PTA’s Health, Safety, & Wellness Committee supports this by providing encouraging reminders for students and parents via Schoology.

District Food Policy for Treats & Parties

Information about new Orange School’s new food policy coming soon.

Downloads & Links

For 4th & 5th Graders
Fridays • April 6-27 & May 4

Health, Safety & Wellness Chairs 2017-2018

Katie Outcalt
Lisa Zucker
Tracy Stepanyan


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