Kid Power Program for 3rd & 4th Graders

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Greetings 3rd and 4th grade Dragons,

This week, we are kicking off Kid Power at Phoebe Hearst! Kid Power is a program, in conjunction with UNICEF, the Sacramento Kings, and the mayor’s office, that gives us an opportunity to help malnourished children in need around the globe by simply being active! On Monday and Tuesday of this week, I will be visiting classrooms and delivering our Kid Power bands – cool-looking blue wristbands that are personalized and track the number of steps a student takes in a day. Each 3rd and 4th grader will wear his/her wristband for four weeks (wristbands do not have to be worn at home, though it is encouraged) and accumulate points by being active – these points will be converted into therapeutic food packets by UNICEF and donated to malnourished children on a global scale. It is amazing that each Phoebe student can positively impact the wellbeing of kids around the world just by wearing these wristbands and making the commitment to be active.

The Sacramento Kings are incentivizing our efforts for the Kid Power program by donating all sorts of great Kings goodies for participating teams, and there are many opportunities for individual students and classes to qualify for other great prizes. 4th Graders will be receiving informational sheets to go home on Monday (Oct 6), and 3rd graders on Tuesday (Oct 7). The winning school will receive a $3000 grant that will support physical activity and education!

I’m looking forward to a strong showing by our 3rd and 4th graders, and I greatly appreciate your support as well. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Nathan McGill
Phoebe Hearst Elementary School