East Haven Health and Wellness





The East Haven School District
        Biggest Loser Contest

        








Announcements

This contest is for all employees of East Haven School District.  It is intend to be fun and to promote health and wellness within the district.  All information, including weight-ins will be confidential.  If you are interested please read the information below and fill out the registration form.  Please contact us with any questions.

 Julie Church at juoca@east-haven.k12.ct.us or 203-215-1472
Marc Aceto at maceto@east-haven.k12.ct.us or 203-468-3813

We are planning to have helpful resources to assist with the contest.
    - Marc Aceto will have a Nutrition class. Date to be determined.
    - Marc Aceto will help with individual routines/fitness workouts. Email Marc to set up a specific time.

    - Healthy Cooking with Chef Dorio, Dan. This is tentative. Will let you know.




Weigh-ins and Updates

Contest begins on March 2, 2015 and ends on May 21, 2015

Sign up deadline is March 13, 2015


Read on to learn more...




CONTEST GOAL

To help all interested individuals reach their weight loss goals for 2015. We are offering you a contest that will more than reward you for your weight loss. This contest is open to all East Haven Public School employees from principals to PTO.  So, get your interested fellow employees together and create a team to motivate and support your healthy living efforts. The time to make a change in your life is now! So, get up and get going on your way to becoming East Haven Public School’s Biggest Loser.


HOW TO ENTER

Contest begins March 2, 2015, and ends Thursday May 21, 2015.

Sign up deadline: Friday March 13th

(The longer you wait, the harder it will be to win!)

Sign up by filling out the Registration Form and return it to Julie Church, Momauguin School.

In order to officially participate in this program and be eligible for prizes, you will need to agree to the participation rules.


FORMS

All contestants will need to sign the rules form and complete the Registration Form noting that they are in good health and will adhere to the guidelines to maintain good health.


TEAM & TEAM CAPTAINS

  • Teams will consist of groups of individuals at each building interested in participating on a voluntary basis.  

  • Teams must have at least 5 individuals to stand alone.  If a school has less than 5 who wish to participate, they will be combined with another group to create a team.  (Prize $$$ will be split equally.)

  • TEAMS (Buildings with more than 12 participants may choose to split into two or more separate teams.

  • TEAMS cannot have more than 15 members.

  • A team captain must be designated to submit forms, collect fees and penalties, and distribute “Updates and Encouragements” each week. (Materials will be sent to their attention via email or interoffice mail.)

  • TEAM Captain must make arrangements with School Nurse (or other willing individual) to confidentially weigh in individuals weekly and complete recording forms. A spreadsheet will be shared.  

  • Directions for assigning participant ID #s for confidentiality will be shared with TEAM Captains.

  • Substitutes and PTO members are welcome to participate with their school.

WEEKLY WEIGH-INS

There will be weekly weigh-ins every Thursday weeks 2-12 throughout the twelve weeks of the contest. All team members are encouraged to weigh-in.  Research shows you have a greater success rate with weight loss when weekly weigh-ins occur.  

There will be a $2. Penalty for missing a weigh-in.

Weigh-ins are required Week 1 and Week 12 to be eligible for prizes.


SIX WEEK NOTIFICATION

Each contestant will be notified as to the standings of all School Teams and individuals at the midpoint of the contest.  (Friday April 10th)

CONTEST

WINNER SELECTION

Three (3) winners will be selected (at the end of the 12 weeks) based on the total percentage of weight loss. This will be based on your starting weight (measured week of March 6th) and on the last day of the contest (May 21st). Length of contest is twelve weeks. The winners will be announced on May 22, 2015.


CONTEST (Individual) WINNER

PRIZES

Three (3) winners from all participants.

1st Place- $250 VISA Card*

2nd Place- $100 VISA Card*

3rd Place- $50 Visa Card*

(Based on 40 participants with a minimum Team prize of $400.)


CONTEST TEAM (Building)  WINNER SELECTION

One (1) TEAM will be selected based on the largest percentage of team weight loss. This will be based on each group’s starting weight (measured at the start ) and on the last day of the contest (May 22nd). The group winner will be announced May 22nd.

CONTEST GROUP WINNER PRIZE







Additional funds collected from entry fees and penalties from weight gain or missed weigh-ins to be used to help fund a school event (i.e. Nature’s Classroom Field Trip, School-wide trip to the Bronx Zoo, etc.) or donated to the building PTO/PTA.   

In the event of a tie, the prize will be distributed equally.  

Teams must disclose intended use of prize money at the onset of the contest.  

RULES

1.  HAVE FUN!   Eat Healthy, and Exercise!


2.  There is a $20. Registration fee which must be paid during your first weigh-in. (Fee to cover prize money only.)

3. First weigh-in must take place March 2nd through March. 13th by the designated recorder for your building (nurse if possible or volunteer willing to keep all information confidential, not participating in the contest) using the school nurse’s scale.

4.  Weigh-ins will occur every Thursday weeks 2-12.  If you choose not to weigh-in during weeks 2-11, there will be a $2. Penalty fee assessed.  This is your motivation… Weigh-ins are effective at keeping us on track!  TEAM Captains will collect penalties.

5.  If you gain weight from week 1 to week 12 there will be a $2. Per pound fee charged.  (You gain 6 pounds during the 12-week contest; you owe an additional $12.)  No penalty will be assessed for a week-to-week gain.

6.  All weigh-ins must be done on the same scale as the first weigh-in.  (Example:  Momauguin Staff will use Momauguin Nurse’s scale each of the 12 weeks.)

7.  Weight loss is calculated by percentage only.  The starting weight, ending weight, or loss in pounds will not be shared for any individual.  Percentage of body weight loss will be calculated by taking actual weight subtracted from initial weight, divided by initial weight, then multiply by 100. (Example  Starting weight:175  After 6 weeks weight is 168.     175-168= 7.   7 divided by 175= 0.04 0.04 x100 = 4%)

8.  There will be 3 individual winners of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, decided by highest percentage of weight lost.  In the event of a tie, the prize money will be split accordingly.  (3 way tie, prize split into 3 equal shares.)

9.  All additional funds collected will be allocated for the TEAM/Building Prize.  The Building TEAM with the highest weight loss percentage for all participants collectively will be awarded the remaining funds for use supporting a school function.  Money will be turned over to the building PTO.  

10.  All participants are expected to eat healthy, drink plenty of water.


          11.  It is recommended that you consult you physician before starting a weight loss/exercise  regimen.


Signing this form means I have read and agree to the rules of this competition.  I agree to participate in a voluntary activity and that I am entering at my own risk.  I will not hold the East Haven Board of Education responsible for injuries or illness associated with this contest.  

     X___________________________________________  Date __________________


REGISTRATION FORM


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*Name:__________________________________________


*School: ________________________________________


*E-Mail: ___________________________________________


Phone _____________________________________________

(optional for Text message results)



TEAM Captain:___________________________


I have read and will abide by the rules of the competition.  _______  (initial here)

Signature: ___________________________________ Date: _____________________




REGISTRATION FORM














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*Name:__________________________________________


*School: ________________________________________


*E-Mail: _________________________________________________


Phone ____________________________________________

(optional for Text message results)



TEAM Captain:___________________________


I have read and will abide by the rules of the competition.  _______  (initial here)

Signature: ___________________________________ Date: _____________________





        Team Captain Information:




  • Teams will consist of groups of individuals at each building interested in participating on a voluntary basis.  

This should be a fun competition, without pressure to join. :-)


  • Teams must have at least 5 individuals to stand alone.  If a school has less than 5 who wish to participate, they will be combined with another group to create a team.  (Prize $$$ will be split equally.)

The more the merrier!  Build a Team of individuals who want to lose weight, exercise, and learn healthy habits!  The district will be offering exercise options, healthy cooking lessons, group walks, etc.


  • TEAMS (Buildings with more than 12 participants may choose to split into two or more separate teams.


  • TEAMS cannot have more than 15 members.

Managing and motivating more than 15 individuals will be too challenging.


  • A team captain must be designated to submit forms, collect fees and penalties, and distribute “Updates and Encouragements” each week. (Materials will be sent to their attention via email or interoffice mail.)



The Team captain will collect signed/initialed  forms, participation fees and penalties and send them to Julie Church, Momauguin School                                                                 

email juoca@east-haven.k12.ct.us   cell # 203-215-1472.


  • TEAM Captain must make arrangements with School Nurse (or other willing individual) to confidentially weigh in individuals weekly and complete recording forms. A spreadsheet will be shared.  

Please ensure the “Weigh In Station” and nurse (or other willing individual) is prepared for this 12 week experience!


  • Directions for assigning participant ID #s for confidentiality will be shared with TEAM Captains.

An ID # can be put on the spreadsheet rather than the participants name if they wish.  All Participants will have an ID # at the top of their registration card.


  • Substitutes and PTO members are welcome to participate with their school.

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