Move It for the Military

Move It for the Military photo

In honor of the connection several Woodhull Elementary School students and staff members have to the military – in particular, to the local Coast Guard station – the school community came together to participate in an interactive weeklong initiative called Move it! for Military Kids this November.

The initiative, created two years ago by the Military Child Education Coalition, invited participants to engage in a physical activity of some kind to raise awareness of the plight of children in military families, who often deal with moving, separation and other transitions related to their parent(s)’ service. 

Throughout the week, all Woodhull classes participated in a variety of activities including top 10 favorite PE activities, yoga with the principal, a nature walk, a disco dance party and a hula hoop contest. 

This year’s event was once again coordinated by Fire Island’s Director of Health Services Janet LaViolette, who thought of the many students from the Babylon Coast Guard base that have attended Woodhull over the years. 

Woodhull is proud of its Coast Guard students and families and thanks them for their sacrifices.