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Screen-Free Week Kickoff Event this Saturday

Please join us this Saturday, April 28 from 2-4pm for our Screen-Free Week Kickoff Event. (Screen-Free Week runs from April 30-May 6.)

Well, it's almost here. Please join us this Saturday, April 28 from 2-4pm for our Screen-Free Week Kickoff Event. (Screen-Free Week runs from April 30-May 6.)

Why you should come/what others are saying:

2ND GRADE STUDENTS AT CRESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN MADISON, WISCONSIN

Nathan Webber: “I read more and had more quiet time; more time to do stuff and more time with my family.”

Sally Herman: “I have more time to play with friends and I am getting to bed on time. I also use my imagination more often. I went to the library and got a bunch of new good books.”

P. Wyatt: “More time to do my homework, more time for sports and I get to help grow more plants.”

Kathy Krantz: “I painted a picture, if it was not for [Screen-Free Week] I would have no time to paint a picture.”


7TH GRADERS FROM ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL IN BAY CITY, MICHIGAN

Mackenzie Rothfuss: “It’s amazing how much free time you have when you’re not in front of a screen…I never realized how much fun I missed by using screens instead of playing outside.”

Caleb Schaewe: “It helps kids do better in school because it helps them concentrate more…it also gives them more chances to read and expand their imagination.”


8TH GRADERS AT CORNWALL CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL CORNWALL, NEW YORK

Samantha Pepe: “Life has become so involuntary with all the technological advances in today’s society that sometimes we forget how to do things ourselves…people have even forgot that going outside…is vital for good health”

Luke Roth: “We are losing focus on what kids should really be doing to develop themselves physically, socially and academically…technology can be a wonderful thing, however, we kids, the future of America, need to be careful that we allow technology to enhance our lives but not take over them.”

8TH GRADERS AT JOHN MUIR SCHOOL IN SAN DIEGO

Paris Winter: “When I power down and dream big I see a flashing screen with people on it. I feel bored. I taste nothing. I hear nothing. I hear the actors as they play their part. I see nature. I feel free, excited, the wind blows through my hair. I taste the wind as it blows against my face. I hear nature.”

Isaac Wong: “I just get addicted…and time flies by fast. I am not always having fun…sometimes I am just really bored.”

Jimmy Nguyen: “When I use the computer or watch TV I usually eat in my room…I lose track of time…I feel tired…lazy and just sit there and keep playing…” “When I am not…I have more time to study…eat healthy and spend time with my family. I play sports…get more active and feel less tired and lazy. I feel energized.”

Details about the event:

Lots of resources for Screen-Free Week! Plus crafts, sports, music, jump-rope games, Nature Walk at 2pm, Kids' cooking class at 3pm.

Join us!

Main Campus
307 Hungry Hollow Rd.
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
www.gmws.org

Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School
50 Ichabod Lane
Tarrytown, NY 10591
www.tarrytownwaldorf.org

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