Dear Parents and School Staff,

Sparrow's mission is to improve the health of the people in our communities, and that includes supporting healthy habits for our kids. To encourage children to become more physically active, Sparrow offers the Feelin' Good® Mileage Club® every spring, free of charge, to elementary schools in Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee counties. The program is limited to the first 150 schools that enrolled by the December 31st deadline.

The 2021 Feelin' Good® Mileage Club®, will run April 12 - May 28, and is designed to offer students in grades PK-6 the opportunity to walk/run during designated times of the school day. Participants earn a Toe Token® (brightly colored shoelace charm) for every 5 miles logged, and a specially designed water bottle for reaching the 20 mile program goal. Registration by a parent or guardian is required, and we will provide you with updates on your child's progress throughout the program.

Likewise, we invite staff at participating schools to register and participate alongside students. Staff are eligible to earn the same great incentives as students, while helping to promote healthy habits.

And we have great news to share! We are prepared this school year to convert to a home-based Mileage Club® for registered students if the majority of participating schools are remote learning. We will keep you informed as we near the program start.

Here's a list of 2021 participating schools:

Alaiedon Elementary School, Mason
Ashley Elementary School, Ashley
Bath Elementary School, Bath
Beagle Elementary School, Grand Ledge
Bennett Woods Elementary School, Okemos
Breckenridge Elementary School, Breckenridge
Cole Academy, Lansing
Cole Academy East, East Lansing
Cornell Elementary School, Okemos
Cornerstone Christian School, Brighton
Dimondale Elementary School, Dimondale
Discovery Elementary School, Williamston
Donley Elementary School, East Lansing
Dwight Rich School of the Arts, Lansing
Elliott Elementary School, Holt
Ellis Elementary School, Belding
Explorer Elementary School, Williamston
Fern Persons Elementary School, Olivet
Fish Creek School, Carson City
Fuller Street Elementary School, Nashville
Gardner International Magnet School, Lansing
Greater Lansing Islamic School, East Lansing
Greyhound Intermediate School, Eaton Rapids
Hillcrest Elementary School, Alma
Horizon Elementary School, Holt
Hornung Elementary School, Brighton
Immaculate Heart/St Casimir School, Lansing
Lakewood Early Childhood Center, Woodland
Lakewood Elementary School, Lake Odessa
Lansing Christian School, Lansing
Lyons Elementary School, Lansing
Maplewood School, Vermontville
Marble Elementary School, East Lansing
Memorial Lutheran School, Williamston
Montessori Radmoor School, Okemos
Mount Hope STEAM, Lansing
New Covenant Christian School, Lansing
North Aurelius Elementary School, Mason
Oakwood Elementary School, Portland
Okemos Public Montessori @ Central, Okemos
Our Savior Lutheran School, Lansing, Lansing
Parkview Elementary School, Charlotte
Pattengill Biotechnical Magnet School, Lansing
Post Oak Academy, Lansing
Potterville Elementary School, Potterville
Ralya Elementary School, Haslett
Red Cedar Elementary School, East Lansing
Reo Elementary School, Lansing
Riley Elementary School, St Johns
Salem Lutheran School, Owosso
South Elementary School, Ithaca
Southwest Elementary School, Howell
St Gerard Catholic School, Lansing
St Martha Catholic School, Okemos
St Mary Catholic School, Charlotte, Charlotte
St Mary Catholic School, Williamston, Williamston
St Peter Lutheran School, St Johns
Stepping Stones Montessori, East Lansing
Sycamore Elementary School, Holt
Twin Rivers Elementary School, Muir
Voyager Elementary School, Howell
Wacousta Elementary School, Eagle
Waldron Elementary School, Fowler
Washington Elementary School, Charlotte
Westwood Elementary School, Portland
White Pine Academy, Leslie
Whitehills Elementary School, East Lansing
Wilcox Elementary School, Holt
Woodworth Elementary School, Leslie

Regular physical activity helps kids:

  • Build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
  • Control weight, build lean muscle and reduce fat.
  • Improve their sense of self-image and autonomy.
  • Foster healthy social and emotional development.
Source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.