We believe in nurturing the whole child. Healthy kids are stronger students, and so at Wesley we prioritize the health, safety and well-being of all our students.
Recess and Brain Breaks
Children have 20 minutes of outdoor recess each day, weather permitting. Wesley partners with Playworks, a program that fosters fun and positive recess. This partnership helps to create a decrease in bullying, reduction in disciplinary incident, and an improvement in overall school climate. In inclement weather, Playworks facilitates indoor recess through active, classroom activities.
Teachers also incorporate “brain breaks” into the daily routine. These short activities allow students to dance, shake, and get the wiggles out in the classroom before settling in to focus on learning.
Students rotate through P.E. during year. Our curriculum focuses on the benefits of an active lifestyle, age-appropriate exercise, participatory games, and physical skills and strength training.
Wesley also encourages students to participate in team sports or in school clubs that promote physical activity.
Should a child become ill at school, our Nurse is available to assess and care for students. The Nurse’s Office is also the contact for students who need to take medication during school hours.
We also promote student health through a nutritious meal program. Wesley follows the monthly menus provided by Atlanta Public Schools and offers fresh fruit and salad. Learn more about our meal program.
Wesley takes the safety of our students seriously. The school building is locked during school hours each day, and all visitors must sign in at the front office to enter. Safety officers are also on-site to help keep the building secure.