Wittenberg Children Need Recess Time!

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Wittenberg Children Need Recess Time!

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Chelsey Hoh started this petition to Wittenberg Elementary/Middle School

As you may or may not know, currently at Wittenberg Elementary and Middle School recess time has been extremely cut or completely removed from the children’s daily schedule. As of right now our middle school children are only allowed to go outside once a day on Mondays and Tuesdays. Our 5th graders only get one recess after lunch. Even if your child gets a morning and afternoon recess some children don’t get the full time outside. By the time they get their jackets, boots, snow pants hats and mittens on and get outside they have to turn right around and go back inside. 
I strongly believe, along with many other parents, that being able to get outside and get fresh air is extremely important for all of our children. They need to be allowed to be kids and run around and be loud and play! They are just kids. Yes, even our preteen middle schoolers are kids who still need the time to let loose and be allowed to run outside and let out their cooped up energy. Not only do our children get to relax and not think about school work during recess time but I greatly believe the in school behavior problems will improve as well.
I also do understand there are guidelines that need to be followed as in how many academic minutes each school has to pertain each year. This is nothing new for schools. So why all of a sudden now our children’s recesses have been removed from their schedules? So I am asking all of you who feel your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews need an outside break each and everyday to support me and other parents by signing this petition so we can hopefully change this recess policy at Wittenberg School. 

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