Gateway Elementary

WELCO/WILD

What is WELCO?

  • District-wide, grant-funded, wellness committee
  • “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child” model
  • 2018 Colorado Education Initiative Healthy Schools Champions

Mission: To improve the climate of our schools and increase the academic achievement of our students through education, programs, services and activities that promote positive, healthy lifestyles, choices and habits.


WELCO co-leader info.

  • District Co-Leaders: Anne Marie Fichter & Jess Ward

WELCO Harvest of the Month Dates

  • October 22nd - Zucchini Bread
  • November 19th - Cranberry Relish
  • January 14th - jicama
  • February 25th - Pear Bar
  • March 17th - Cauliflower
  • April 14th - Watermelon Salad

What is WILD?

  • District wide, outdoor committee
  • Help provide education through outdoor activities
  • “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child” model
  • Emphasize getting out in nature
  • Mission: To improve the climate of our schools and increase outdoor activities through hikes, mini-lessons, games, demonstrations and much more!

Wild Activities:

Nature Hike (k-2nd)

Friday, October 25th 3:00-4:00pm

  • Special guest: Mueller Guide

Nature Hike (3rd-5th)

Friday, November 8th 3:00-4:00pm

  • Special guest: Mueller Guide

Winter Wonderland (K-2nd)

Friday, January 31st 3:00-4:00pm

  • Winter centers (snow angels, sledding, snow shoeing, fort building, etc)

Winter Wonderland (3rd-5th)

Friday, February 7th 3:00-4:00pm

  • Winter centers (snow angels, sledding, snow shoeing, fort building, etc)

WELCO & WILD team members

  • Anne Marie Fichter
  • Jessica Ward
  • Ashley Lawless
  • Amy Battin
  • Rachel Gray
  • Katie Icenhower
  • Nikki Gibson
  • Moriah Briscoe
  • Coach
  • Maria Quartullo
  • Kathy Eans