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Spring is here, Time to Power OFF

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Before you give the OK for your kids to turn on the television, take note: A recent study conducted by Iowa State University shows that children who watched TV or played video games for more than two hours per day were more likely to have attention problems in school and more prone to childhood obesity. What can we do to make a change?

While the EFLS recognizes that raising money for technology is an important  goal, we would also like to stress the importance of turning OFF electronics and spending time with our friends and family face to face. To that end, this May 3th -8th we are challenging Point Road & Markham Place students to  rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen during the first annual EFLS “Power OFF” week. Unplug from digital entertainment and spend your free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends.  This event will  not only encourage the students to log off but also parents and siblings who will inevitably spend more time engaging with each other.

Now that Spring is here and the warmer weather is (hopefully) on its way, we encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to step away from their devices and get back to basics!

What will YOU do to Power Off?

By: Karey Griffin, EFLS Power Off Week Co-Committee Chair

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