NMSA’s Let’s Move! Flash Workout

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I’ve just copied this right out of my email because there is a registration deadline of April 6.  Looks like a really neat event sponsored by the National Middle School Association!


National Middle School Association

Headquarters Office
4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300       Westerville, Ohio 43081
tel 614-895-4730 fax 614-895-4750 1-800-528-NMSA       www.nmsa.org

Middle Schools to Participate in Let’s Move! Flash Workout

Immediate Action Requested – Register now!

National Middle School Association (NMSA) has partnered with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) to produce a “Let’s Move! Flash Workout.”

On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 1:42 p.m. Eastern Time and across time zones (12:42 p.m. Central, 11:42 a.m. Mountain, etc.), middle schools across the country will participate in the Let’s Move! Flash Workout, an event underscoring the importance of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle for children. View an example of the “flash” concept, including the Oprah Winfrey Show 2009-2010 season kickoff , followed by video from Ocoee Middle School of their “flash” performance highlighting reading: http://www.vimeo.com/13157240 Password:1771

The Let’s Move! Flash Workout features 16-time Grammy Award winner Beyoncé in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative aimed at curbing childhood obesity. Beyoncé has re-written and re-recorded one of her songs and provided choreography in an instructional video that educators can use to help students practice and prepare for event day. Both the song and instruction video have been produced in English and Spanish and will be available to educators in early April as part of an online toolkit. The workout routine is approximately four minutes long. DVD copies of the instruction video will be mailed to schools that are not able to download the video from the toolkit.

The toolkit also will include templates for release forms and permission slips allowing student participation in the event and relevant educational resources and suggested activities provided by AASA, NMSA and NSBA.

How You Can Participate

Sign up your school to participate in this historic event by completing the easy online form by April 6.

All middle schools across the United States are encouraged to participate in this unprecedented event. Additionally, an “official” Let’s Move! Flash Workout school will be selected by drawing from each of the 210 television markets. It is expected that these schools will be covered by at least one television station with the involvement of popular radio personalities.

We thank you for your help and support with this important, health-related event showcasing middle schools at their best. If you have any questions, please contact AASA’s Kitty Porterfield at (703) 774-6953 or NMSA’s April Tibbles at (800) 528-6672.

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