Wellness Wednesday- Social Media Use and Mental Wellness

December 16, 2020 

While many of us enjoy staying connected on social media, excessive use can fuel feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, and the fear of missing out. Modifications to social media use can help.

Si bien muchos de nosotros disfrutamos de estar conectados en las redes sociales, el uso excesivo puede alimentar sentimientos de ansiedad, depresión, aislamiento y el miedo a perdernos algo. Las modificaciones en el uso de las redes sociales pueden ayudar.Video

Wellness Wednesday- Social Media Use and Mental Wellness

Social Media Use and Mental Wellness Presentation

Wellness Wednesday- Gratitude Challenge

December 9, 2020 

Get your gratitude on this month and focus on what makes you happy and thankful!
¡Obtenga su gratitud este mes y concéntrese en lo que lo hace feliz y agradecido!

To participate in the challenge, download either the English or Spanish version of the flyer below!

Para participar en el desafío, descargue la versión en inglés o en español del folleto a continuación.

Gratitude Challenge Video

English Gratitude ChallengeDownload

Desafío de gratitud españolaDownload

Wellness Wednesday- The Importance of Self-Care

December 2, 2020

Self-care provides many physical and emotional benefits. Let’s learn what we can do to improve and protect our overall health.

El cuidado personal proporciona muchos beneficios físicos y emocionales. Aprendamos qué podemos hacer para mejorar y proteger nuestra salud en general.

Self-Care Video

Wellness Wednesday- Taking Time for Yourself

November 25, 2020

Taking time for yourself to do something YOU ENJOY everyday sounds easy, but it’s difficult to put into practice when you work full-time, are a student, have children, etc. This WW video will review 5 health benefits of taking time for yourself everyday, along with prompting YOU to think about what you like to do with the “5-15-30” model.

Tomarse el tiempo para hacer algo que DISFRUTA todos los días suena fácil, pero es difícil de poner en práctica cuando trabaja a tiempo completo, es estudiante, tiene hijos, etc. Este video de WW repasará 5 beneficios para la salud de tomarse un tiempo para sí mismo todos los días. , además de pedirle a USTED que piense en lo que le gustaría hacer con el modelo “5-15-30”.

Take Time for Yourself Video

Wellness Wednesday- 2021 Insurance Open Enrollment

November 18, 2020

CUSD 50 employees, watch the video below for frequently asked questions on open enrollment. For more assistance, please email Jazmin in HR at jperalta@cusd50.org.

Wellness Wednesday- Virtual 5k Top Finishers

November 11, 2020

Congratulations to ALL of the Virtual 5K Finishers! Here are our top finishers!

Wellness Wednesday- The Importance of Sleep

November 4, 2020

Are you getting enough sleep? We will discuss how much sleep is needed depending on age. Plus, tips on how to get a restful night of sleep!


¿Estás durmiendo lo suficiente? Discutiremos cuánto sueño se necesita según la edad y consejos para tener una noche de descanso.

Wellness Wednesday- McHenry County Mental Health Board Site Tutorial

October 28, 2020 

Find services and resources in McHenry County!

Wellness Wednesday- Returning to a D50 Building

October 21, 2020 

Wellness Wednesday- The Benefits of Smiling and Laughing

October 14, 2020 

Laughter is truly the best medicine! Listen to Mrs. Collins explain why!

¡La risa es realmente la mejor medicina! ¡Escuche a la Sra. Collins explicar por qué!

Wellness Wednesday- Eating a Healthy Breakfast

October 7, 2020 

Eating a healthy breakfast is so important! Study after study shows that kids who eat breakfast do better in school, plus they have better concentration and more energy. A granola bar, fresh piece of fruit, and a glass of water is a great way to start your day plus it is inexpensive! During remote learning, D50 is delivering breakfast and lunch to their students as well. In August and September alone, over 147,000 meals have been delivered!

Miércoles de bienestar: desayuno saludable

¡Comer un desayuno saludable es muy importante! Estudio tras estudio muestra que a los niños que desayunan les va mejor en la escuela, además tienen una mejor concentración y más energía. Una barra de granola, una pieza de fruta fresca y un vaso de agua es una excelente manera de comenzar el día, ¡además de que no es costoso! Durante el aprendizaje remoto, el D50 también entrega desayuno y almuerzo a sus estudiantes. ¡Solo en agosto y septiembre, se entregaron más de 147.000 comidas!

Wellness Wednesday- Managing Anxiety

September 30, 2020

Managing anxiety & stress by “talking back to Automatic Negative Thoughts.”Wellness Wednesday- The Importance of Physicals and Immunizations

September 23, 2020 

Physical and immunization compliance is required of all district students whether they are in Remote or In-Person Learning. D50 will continue to follow compliance requirements for physicals and immunizations which are due October 15, 2020.

Se requiere el cumplimiento físico y de inmunización de todos los estudiantes del distrito, ya sea que estén en aprendizaje remoto o en persona. D50 seguirá cumpliendo con los requisitos de cumplimiento para exámenes físicos e inmunizaciones que vencen el 15 de octubre de 2020.

Wellness Wednesday

September 16, 2020 

Join D50 for another Wellness Wednesday. Ms. Kott explains the importance of water!

Únase al D50 para otro miércoles de bienestar. ¡La Sra. Kott explica la importancia del agua!

Benefits of drinking water are not just physical but they also improve your mental health as well!

Wellness Wednesday- Virtual 5K

September 9, 2020

We are excited to announce the first-ever Harvard Hornets Virtual 5K! Join us as we celebrate our students and our school community. Please see the event flyer for registration and detailed information.

Virtual-5KDownload

¡Nos complace anunciar el primer 5K virtual de Harvard Hornets! Únase a nosotros mientras celebramos a nuestros estudiantes y nuestra comunidad escolar. Consulte el folleto del evento para registrarse e información detallada.

Virtual-5K-SpanishDownload

Wellness Wednesday

September 2, 2020 

CUSD 50 is back with the Wellness Wednesday video series!  These weekly videos will focus on a variety of health and wellness topics to provide resources and support for students, families, and employees.  

Join us this week to learn about “Movement Breaks”!

Wellness Wednesday – Face Masks Keep Us Safe

May 27, 2020 

Harvard CUSD 50 district nurse Noemi Zamudio shares tips and resources for wearing face masks.

Masks Keep Us Safe PDFhttps://l.ead.me/bbVFpu

Las Máscaras Nos Mantienen Seguros PDFhttps://l.ead.me/bbVFuA

Wellness Wednesday – Stop. Breathe. Think.

May 20, 2020 


Wellness Wednesday – Managing Stress and Family Activities

May 13, 2020 

Harvard Junior High’s Mrs. Pierce shares calming activities families can do together. She also encourages families to use this time to create a fire escape plan for your household.

Serotonin Release Music

Fire Department Coloring Pages

CDC Coping and Managing Stress

Wellness Wednesday – Wide Open School

May 6, 2020

Crosby Elementary’s Mr. Barry shares the website https://wideopenschool.org/. Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids. The site has a wealth of wonderful resources for families with children from Pre-K to grade 12.

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Wellness Wednesday – MCHELP App & Kids Workouts

April 29, 2020 

MCHELP App is a quick click to reach immediate crisis support and information via text or voice. Everyone in McHenry County will benefit from the app which easily downloads on mobile devices.

Google Play Store Download

Apple App Store Download

The MCHELP App connects to:

*Crisis Line for Text & Voice 24/7 – Anonymous access to trained, licensed crisis counselors in times of emergency, concern, anxiety or need.

*A Way Out – Easy access for treatment as well as amnesty to individuals with drug and alcohol use disorders. Click this link to learn which police stations provide services 24/7.

*QPR – Question. Persuade. Refer. – Reduces suicidal behaviors through a proven suicide prevention training program.

*2-1-1 McHenry County Health & Human Resources via Text or Voice – Live phone advice on housing, employment, family issues, and social service support available.

*McHenry County Mental Health Board Network – Behavioral health support lists and links.

*Get quick access to critical and vital McHenry County support.

And Mrs. Grady recommends encourages family physical wellness time with Beachbody Kids Workouts. The videos offer various types of workouts that anyone can do and that are fun for the whole family.

View Beachbody Kids Workouts

La aplicación MCHELP es un clic rápido para obtener información y soporte de crisis inmediata a través de texto o voz. Todos en el condado de McHenry se beneficiarán de la aplicación que se descarga fácilmente en dispositivos móviles.

Descarga de la tienda de aplicaciones en Google Play :

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodbarber.mchelp&hl=en

Descarga de la tienda de aplicaciones de Apple:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mchelp/id1146075267

La aplicación MCHELP se conecta a:

* Línea de crisis para mensajes de texto y voz las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana: acceso anónimo a consejeros de crisis capacitados y con licencia en casos de emergencia, preocupación, ansiedad o necesidad.

* Una salida: fácil acceso para el tratamiento, así como la amnistía a las personas con trastornos por consumo de drogas y alcohol. Haga clic en este enlace para saber qué estaciones de policía brindan servicios 24/7.

* QPR – Pregunta. Persuadir. Referir. – Reduce los comportamientos suicidas a través de un programa comprobado de capacitación en prevención del suicidio.

* 2-1-1 McHenry County Health & Human Resources via Text or Voice – Asesoramiento telefónico en vivo sobre vivienda, empleo, asuntos familiares y asistencia social disponible.

* Red de la Junta de Salud Mental del Condado de McHenry: listas y enlaces de apoyo para la salud del comportamiento.

Obtenga acceso rápido al apoyo crítico y vital del condado de McHenry.


Y la senora Grady recomienda alentar el tiempo de bienestar físico familiar con Beachbody Kids Workouts. Los videos ofrecen varios tipos de entrenamientos que cualquiera puede hacer y que son divertidos para toda la familia.

Ver los entrenamientos de Beachbody Kids

Wellness Wednesday – Helping Kids Cope

April 22, 2020 

Denise Daniels, a leading child development expert, has teamed up with the Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience to help children, families, and educators cope with stress and anxiety during this pandemic. First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic is a free 16-page downloadable workbook available in English and Spanish.

First Aid For Feelings – EnglighDownload

First Aid For Feelings – SpanishDownload

Miércoles de bienestar: ayudando a los niño/as a sobrellevar la pandemia de coronavirus

Denise Daniels, una destacada experta en desarrollo infantil, se ha asociado con el centro de estudio infantil de Yale – colaborativo escolar en la resiliencia infantil y familiar para ayudar a los niño/as,a las familias y a los educadores a sobrellevar el estrés y la ansiedad durante esta pandemia. Primeros auxilios para los sentimientos: un libro de trabajo para ayudar a los niño/as a sobrellevar la pandemia de coronavirus es un libro de trabajo descargable de 16 páginas disponible en inglés y español.D50 Virtual Health Office

September 3, 2020 

Click below on the image to open an interactive Health Office!


¡Haga clic a continuación en la imagen para abrir una oficina de salud interactiva!

Harvard CUSD #50 Virtual Health OfficeDownload

Announcing REACH

September 26, 2019 

Looking for exciting and educational activities for your child after school?

We are thrilled to announce the start of REACH (Recreation, Enrichment, Academics, Community, Health & Wellness).

REACH is Harvard’s new after-school program. It runs in five-week sessions throughout the school year.

  • The program runs Monday through Thursday beginning when school dismisses.

  • A daily snack is provided after school.

  • The program ends promptly at 5:00 p.m. 

  • Parents/guardians can pick up their student at school or have their student bussed to a neighborhood drop-off location.

  • A variety of activities are offered each week, including group activities and projects, extended learning opportunities, teacher sponsored clubs, homework assistance, and special interest activities. 

  • Fees are $50 per student per session or $25 for direct-certified students

The first session is at Crosby Elementary School. Enrollment opens Monday, October 7.

Crosby Elementary enrollment dates for all sessions:
10/7/19 through 10/25/19


Jefferson Elementary enrollment dates for all sessions:
11/4/19 through 11/22/19


Harvard Junior High enrollment dates for all sessions:
1/13/20 through 1/31/20

Enrollment is open to all Harvard CUSD 50 students at participating schools. 

Demand may exceed capacity at some sites and during some sessions.

Enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis and a waiting list will be started once the available space is filled for each five-week session. 

On the enrollment form, families may rate, in order of preference, the sessions they would like to enroll their students in.

Session #1 at Crosby Elementary
November 18 – December 19
No Program:  Wednesday, 11/27/19, Thursday, 11/28/19 & Wednesday, 12/11/19

Session #2 at Crosby Elementary & Jefferson Elementary
January 7 – February 6 
No Program:  Wednesday, 1/15/20 & Monday, 1/20/19

Session #3 at Crosby Elementary – Jefferson Elementary – Harvard Junior High
February 18 – March 19 
No Program:  Wednesday, 3/11/20

Session #4 at Crosby Elementary – Jefferson Elementary – Harvard Junior High
March 30 – April 30
No Program:  Wednesday 4/8/19 & Monday 4/13/19

Courtney Fejedelem
Director of Extended Day Programming & Enrichment
cfejedelem@cusd50.org
815-943-4022 Ext. 2144