Project ACES 2015

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A Message from CTAHPERD President John Battista:

As President of the Connecticut Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CTAHPERD), I would like to personally extend an invitation to your school to participate in the 27th anniversary of Project A.C.E.S. (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) on May 6, 2015. Project A.C.E.S. has been held annually since 1989.  At 10 a.m. on May 6th, millions of students from all over the world will exercise together to promote proper health and fitness habits in what has been billed as “The World’s Largest Exercise Class”.

Participating in Project A.C.E.S. is also a great way to support the “Let’s Move Active Schools” initiative.  Healthy kids learn better and Project A.C.E.S. is a great way to celebrate a balanced approach to educating children and preparing them for the future. Students are given an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle through their participation in this event.

Each school has an opportunity to plan its own activity. Suggestions include a school-wide fitness walk, guest speakers, performances or cross-grade demonstrations.  Many schools use this day as either a kick off or culminating event highlighting increased physical activity. Your physical educator would be a valuable resource in planning for this occasion.  Please share this letter with your physical education staff and become a part of this international initiative.

Obesity rates have tripled in the past 30 years, a trend that means, for the first time in our history, American children may face a shorter expected lifespan than their parents. First Lady Michelle Obama has initiated the “Let’s Move” campaign (, aiming to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. Join us in the fight to end childhood obesity and promote the health and wellness of our students by participating in Project A.C.E.S. and in learning more about the “Let’s Move Active Schools” initiative.

The first one hundred schools to register their event with CTAHPERD will receive a banner to commemorate their participation.  Your school can register with This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by email- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please provide your school’s full address, phone number, email and contact person so we can properly record your event. Reminder, teachers should not request banners through the Project A.C.E.S. program, but through Mrs. Joly’s email. Banners will be mailed out early in May.  Thank you so much for your attention to this health promoting activity.




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CTAHPERD Regional Workshop - Introducing Archery in Physical Education
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 4:30 to 6:30 pm -  Register Online
Norwalk High School, 23 Calvin Murphy Drive, Norwalk, CT 06851

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What are you doing for JRFH activities/stations?  Are you looking for new ideas for your next JRFH event?  This FREE workshop will be about sharing what we do for our events.  So, come bring your ideas and learn new ones.  Let’s collaborate on what we are doing to make our events FUN and ACTION PACKED!  Refreshments will be served.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - Time: 4:30-6:00 PM

Location: Skinner Road School, 90 Skinner Road, Vernon, CT 06066

Contact: Eric Uthgenannt 860-490-6595860-490-6595 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RSVP by May 14, 2015

CTAHPERD Region IV Workshop - Gaelic Football and Hurling
Come experience something new and different to add to your physical education classes.  Presenters will teach you the basics of Gaelic Football and Hurling to add another dimension to your curriculum. Equipment and modified games from elementary school to high school will be addressed within this workshop.  Participants should come ready to participate and have some fun!
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Location: Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, 34 Waller Street, New London, CT 06320
Register online 

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