April 23, 2019
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary PTA had their spring carnival this past week and Healthy Zone had a table for families to sample carrots and humus. It was a hit! We also put together an Easter basket with healthy Easter treat ideas and all the ingredients to make them. The basket was available at the silent auction. Read more

April 16, 2019
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary had a staff contest in December to see who could walk the most steps in a week. The challenge was to hit 10,000 steps per day. The staff members that met their goal received a new pair of holiday socks. Read more

April 8, 2019
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary started a garden club this year to help teach students that they can be active, as well as grow vegetables and enjoy nature. Students have had a blast learning about helpful critters in the garden, how to plant and care for flowers, how to harvest seeds from their salad vegetables, how to plan for spring flowers in the fall, and how to maintain flower beds and gardens all year. Read more

November 16, 2018
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary is learning to be well inside ourselves as well as outside. Taking care of our mind, heart, and bodies is very important to having a balanced healthy life. We had a yoga teacher donate her day to us to come teach Yoga to ALL of our classes. Read more

November 14, 2018
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary has several students and families who live with diabetes at our school. Two of our 4th graders took the lead on planning a video during announcements that helped our scholars learn about and understand diabetes. They did an amazing job of teaching us about diabetes.

Check out this video that was shared during Diabetes Awareness Week.

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May 4, 2018
Carma Cameron

This year we tried something new. We opted for field day yoga to wind down and fruit tasting in place of snowcones. These were BIG hits with our students, parents, and teachers. The fruit was delicious and the kids enjoyed trying something new.

Yoga was the BEST way to wind down from all the activity during our exciting field day. Read more

February 23, 2018
Healthy Zone School Program

A partnership between United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and The Cooper Institute® developed to engage students to achieve better health and fitness, the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program is expanding to serve 166 North Texas schools this year. Championed by Dallas Cowboys Legend and United Way Annual Campaign Chairman Troy Aikman, the initiative has increased its reach to serve 110,000 local students since its inception in 2011.

“The Healthy Zone School program is the start of a great success story in overcoming childhood obesity, one of the most pressing health issues of our... Read more

November 7, 2017
Carma Cameron

Akin is learning to stay hydrated with our new bottle filling stations and our water bottles provided by the PTA. We encourage students and staff to drink a minimum of 6 cups of water each day. Good hydration helps with physical activity as well as being able to perform well in the classroom. We will have water drinking challenges and keep track of how much water we are drinking here at Akin. Drink on and be Strong Akin Frogs! Read more