Coach Christine Makes Excellent Happen

  1. Updates

Coach Christine is a first year Program Coordinator at the Sam Adams Elementary School in East Boston. She is passionate about making a difference in the community and is dedicated to her role as a Playworks Coach. Coach Christine has built an incredible program at the Sam Adams, ensuring that all of her students feel safe, welcomed and included throughout the school day. Throughout her year at the Sam Adams Elementary School, Coach Christine has built an incredible relationship with the school administration and community. She is a critical part of ensuring that all students are able to learn, lead, and thrive in school.

During the month of March,Coach Christine and her Junior Coaches decided to raise awareness for Autism in the school and local community. This included creating new games that students of all abilities would be able to participate in.These new games were highlighted at recess as the Game of the Week. Additionally, the Junior Coaches worked with an individual classroom to implement a Class Based Action Learning lesson plan that was inclusive of all students with varying abilities.

Coach Christine continues to make excellent happen at her school by taking a lead role in the Playworks Run for Recess in May. She volunteered to help lead the donations committee to ensure that the race has water, food, goodie bags and raffle prizes at the event. With her incredible dedication and passion for creating a healthy, fun and safe environment for her students, we are confident Coach Christine will continue to make excellent happen throughout Massachusetts.

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May 25, 2021

Recess Reboot at the Guilmette Elementary School ›

Playworks knows that recess is one of the most critical opportunities for students to be physically active, build core social-emotional skills, and build relationships with their peers. However, recess can often be a source of stress and chaos for schools – especially in light of new guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19. For some added…

Principal Coleen Smith
Principal Coleen Smith

May 24, 2021

Recess Rocks in RI prioritizes Rhode Island students’ health and well-being throughout COVID-19 crisis ›

Recess Champions program recognizes educators who have made play a priority   Recess Rocks in Rhode Island, a six-year old partnership of Playworks New England, the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), has launched an initiative to recognize school professionals who have made it a priority…

May 21, 2021

Six Boston Schools Receive $25,000 in Wellness Grants After Helping Get Boston Back in Motion ›

More Than 3,000 Students Participate in Month-Long Effort Aimed at Improving Health and Well-Being of Youth BOSTON  – Boston Back in Motion, an effort to get young people across Boston to stay active as schools transition back to in-person learning, on Friday awarded six Boston schools a total of $25,000 in wellness grants for participating…