Healthy Family Night Set March 23 at Fairley Elementary

Families, fitness and fun will be celebrated during Fairley Elementary School’s upcoming fourth annual Healthy Family Night.

The event, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 23 at the school, will feature fitness challenges, family activities, healthy snacks and a community agency resource fair.

School psychologist Brittany Meier, who co-organized the event with Fairley counselor Maggie Olon, said the night is designed to help distribute the most current health-related information and increase school-to-community engagement.

“It’s a good forum where we can provide access to services available to families around the county, so if they can’t get there, this is like a one-stop shop where they can learn,” Meier said.

Healthy Family Night draws hundreds of people each year.

The 2017 event will feature a Taekwondo demonstration, a performance from dance teachers at Kami’s Kix, yoga lessons, fitness challenges from the Fulton YMCA, a visit from PAWS Across Oswego County, arts and crafts and healthy snacks.

Several agencies from throughout Oswego and Cayuga counties will also be on hand to share information on healthy sleeping habits, helmet safety, carbon monoxide/fire safety, play therapy and healthy eating habits, among other good health tips.

Families should look out for information coming home from the school that will encourage students to participate in a healthy challenge in the weeks leading up to Healthy Family Night.

Students who log their results will have increased chances at winning several prizes during the event.

Attendees may also stop by the library media center for the school’s spring book fair.