BOKS is a before school physical activity program, currently at the Shawsheen and Woburn St. Schools. BOKS prepares children for a day of learning and is an important step in helping children gain an appreciation of the benefits of exercise and healthy choices that will last a lifetime. BOKS was inspired by Dr. John Ratey’s book “Spark”. Dr. Ratey, of Harvard Medical School, states that “exercise is the single most powerful tool that we have to optimize the function of our brains.” Classes are filled with team-oriented games and provide plenty of opportunity for play, since the program focuses on fun!
REGISTRATION for Session 1 will be available early November 2017!
Typical BOKS Class for the Woburn St. and Shawsheen School is:
- 60 minutes long
- Fun warm-up game or movement drills
- Running activity, relay races, obstacles courses and strength movements
- Fun games
- Cool down and a BOKS Bit-a nutrition component of the program
When is BOKS?
BOKS will offer 2 sessions throught out the school year.
Session 1 beginning December 1st; Session 2 beginning March 1st.
Each session is 2x/week for 10 weeks (when school is in session for students attending):
Shawsheen School from 7:30 am to 8:30 a.m.
Woburn St. School from 7:00 am to 8:00 a.m.The BOKS program is now offered to Shawsheen Elementary and Woburn Elementary students.
Please select the registration link below that applies and complete the registration form. You can either mail it or drop it off to the C.A.R.E.S. office located in the back of the North Intermediate School.
Make checks payable to WPS C.A.R.E.S.
If you are mailing the registration, mail to:
320 Salem St.
Wilmington, MA 01887