It may be obvious that exercising in nature can benefit physical health, but there are also many mental health benefits. Scientific studies have shown that ‘green exercise’ such as walking and cycling can improve self-esteem and mood, reduce stress and anxiety disorders as well as attention fatigue. When you spend time outdoors, especially being active, you can lift your mood, think more positively, feel more internal calm and greater harmony with the world around you.
Research has found that being active in a natural, outdoor environment is one of the very best things you can do for your health! Regular exercise, with attention to your mental and physical fitness—especially in the outdoors, surrounded by nature’s calming effects—can bring you deep, restorative relaxation...a critical aspect to your overall health and well-being. This restorative relaxation is the immune-system boosting, stress-reducing kind—the kind you’ll never get on the couch, or even at the gym.
Planning is underway for this year’s Field Day which will be held on Friday, March 9th.We are currently looking for fitness instructors that would be willing to come and share their expertise with us. Last year, we enjoyed boxing, karate, boot camp, running stations and self-defense. If you are able to volunteer and/or know someone who can, please contact me at email@example.com.
A Note From VME's Wellness Wonder!
Health and Happiness,
Early Dismissal Days
Please note that our dismissal times for all early release days is 11:50 am. All early release dates can be found on our calendar.
Message from the Principal, Mrs. Dana Riashi
Welcome to Veterans Memorial Elementary where we are developing tomorrow’s leaders today by creating a learning community committed to high quality teaching and learning to support the success of EVERY student, teacher and staff member in reaching high standards of performance! We have worked hard in collaboration with our stakeholders and are proud to have earned an A grade for the past six consecutive years.
A few examples of VME’s notable achievements include being a recipient of the Florida Power Library Association Award for outstanding media center programs, Gold Status for our Positive Behavioral Intervention Support, recipient of Champions For Learning classroom grants, Nationally Board Certified, Golden Apple and Teachers of Distinction on staff, and recipient of The 5 Star Model School Award for volunteers.
Because Veterans Memorial Elementary believes that ongoing learning and continuous improvement is paramount we have built a formal partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University as a Professional Development School. FGCU professors teach education courses on our campus and college students then go into classrooms to work with clinical education trained teachers and their elementary students to apply best practices in education. VME welcomed the very first class FGCU Education Honors Cohort on our campus during the 16-17 school year and it was a huge success! EVERYONE is always learning at VME!
Our dedicated Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO) plans, organizes and supports our school in a variety of ways. We are eager to get everyone in our VME family involved as this organization provides meaningful learning experiences for our students.
We welcome families to call our front office and schedule a guided tour of our beautiful facility in Naples, FL paradise and to share our VME journey as a Leader In Me school! To learn more about us please follow us on Twitter @VMEPatriots and visit our Veterans Memorial Elementary Facebook page. Thank you for your interest in our school. Go Patriots!