See the message below from Ms. Delaney and Mr. Hunter about the Wellness Day taking place at Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High School on Thursday, March 16, 2023. We are currently seeking the following from the Schodack CSD School Community to make the day a success!

  1. Volunteers to share their expertise on a Wellness related topic (yoga, healthy cooking, etc.). This can be with a demonstration, booth, presentation and so on.
  2. Item donations to create Care Kits and No Sew Throw Blankets for those less fortunate, experiencing homelessness or living in shelters.

Flyer with List of Items Needed for Care Kits

Items Needed for Care Kits

On March 16, 2023, Maple Hill Jr./Sr. High school will be holding a Wellness Day for faculty, staff and students. The day is focused on having a positive outlook for our community, school and ourselves.

We need community support to help make this event successful. We are looking for people to come in and share their expertise in a variety of fields. For example, we need presentations/demonstrations/booths on healthy cooking, yoga, mindfulness, physical fitness, and self-care. If you would like to be a part of this event, email Jennifer Delaney at or Kevin Hunter at

On Wellness Day we also want to make blankets for the less fortunate, the homeless and those living in shelters. Our goal is to make 100 fleece No Sew Throw blankets for our community. We will also be assembling care kits using travel-sized personal hygiene products.

We are in need of donations of the following items. Please drop off all items at Maple Hill by Friday, March 10.

  • No-sew fleece blanket kits
  • Fleece fabric
  • Personal hygiene items (travel-sized)
    • Gallon-sized Ziploc bags
    • Shampoo
    • Toothbrushes
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Soap
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Personal care wipes
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Dental floss
    • Socks

Maple Hill Wellness Day will feature the program and training of Rachel’s Challenge also known as Friends of Rachel. It’s a powerful program that “stimulates academic and social emotional-learning by focusing on the connection between students, faculties and staff.”

To address the unique challenges that we all face day-to-day, “Now, more than ever, meaningful connection between students, faculty, and staff is critical. In today’s world, building and maintaining that connection needs to be simple, flexible, and sustainable” Rachel’s Challenge

To embody the beliefs and practices of Rachel Joy Scott, the Maple Hill community wants to contribute to those not as fortunate as we are. Maple Hill wants to be a force that embodies empathy and understanding as well as encourages and engages our community to make a difference.

Email Jennifer Delaney ( or Kevin Hunter ( with questions about Maple Hill Wellness Day.