Welcome to the new school year!
The WESD Wellness Squad is proud to announce the Wellness Activities calendar for the 2023-2024 school year. This document will be continuously updated as the group plans activities, but this is a basic outline of what can be expected for the year. Please refer to the color key on the right side of the calendar for what each color means.
Check back throughout the year for more activities and information!
For the last 30 years the Gubser neighborhood in Keizer, Oregon celebrates the holidays by decorating their homes in thousands of twinkling lights and holiday items. They also collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Marion Polk Food Share program.
This year, we are inviting our staff and their families to visit the lights with us! We will be passing out hot chocolate and taking a group picture before venturing into the neighborhood winter wonderland in our vehicles. Feel free to wear your favorite holiday pajamas and bring your family! ☕
- Friday, December 8 | 6:30 PM
- Meet in the Whitaker Middle School Parking Lot (1605 Lockhaven Dr NE, Keizer, OR 97303)
- Please bring non-perishable food items or a donation for the Marion Polk Food Share
Join us for a Cookie Exchange on December 11th at the Marion Center. The event kicks off at 5:00 pm and wraps up at 6:00 pm. Everyone is invited, so mark your calendars.
We encourage participants to bake or bring store-bought cookies, but please limit your contribution to at least 1 dozen and no more than 2 dozen. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, kindly label your delightful treats with their ingredients, highlighting any potential allergens like gluten, nuts, eggs, etc.
- Location: Marion Center: TBD
- Date & Time: Monday, December 11 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Marion Center Mindfulness Room
Don't forget that the Marion Center Mindfulness Room is available once a month! Below are the dates it will be available to staff. We would love for you to join us to relax and unwind - if only for a few minutes. The room is available for use betwen 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
- October 2 - 6, 2023: Santiam Room
- November 6 - 9, 2023: Santiam Room
- December 4 - 8, 2023: Santiam Room
- January 2 - 5, 2024: Santiam Room
- February 5 - 9, 2024: Santiam Room
- March 4 - 8, 2024: Santiam Room
- April 1 - 5, 2024: Santiam Room
- May 6 - 10, 2024: Santiam Room
- June 3 - 14, 2024: Santiam Room
Wellness Activities Calendar
Take a look at the upcoming events for the entire 23-24 school year HERE!
20 Minutes Paid Time
Don't forget! WESD offers and supports the use of 20 minutes per week of paid staff time for all employees to use for wellness meetings or activities. Click here to learn more.