On behalf of the Board of Education of the Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD), I want to send a huge THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to our staff members who participated in our first ever RBUSD Wellness Festival on Saturday, March 28. The event provided a myriad of health activities for every level. There have been so many comments about the quality and value of all of the sessions. People loved trying new things and many, including me, complained about being really sore several days following the event. We are already talking about next year. With the great word of mouth, we expect it will be even bigger. We wish to thank Dr. Aaron Benton, our executive director of Special Education, Mr. Jens Brandt, one of our excellent Redondo Union High School assistant principals, and Dr. Tom Stekol, our assistant superintendent. They had a vision of something special and indeed made it happen!
The concept behind the event was to support overall wellness in our employees and their friends and families. The festival came at the end of our nine-week Wellness Challenge, during which we asked staff members to partner up with colleagues at their work sites and commit to do one thing, big or small, in the area of fitness, connection, learning, mindfulness, or nutrition. There was a nice level of participation in the challenge at the sites.
The festival was an opportunity to reward the staff and allow them to connect with each other in celebration of their accomplishments.
We understand the importance of nurturing the “whole employee” in RBUSD, and we are fortunate to live and work in the South Bay, with so many top-notch wellness providers. We look forward to next year’s Wellness Festival!