Parents, High School Athletes Encourage Fitness at Mesnier Primary

In an effort to help prevent drug abuse, the elementary school in Affton held its first Family Fitness Night earlier this month.

Many thanks to the Affton School District's Erica Chandler for sharing this information with the community. Have some news to share? Email Lindsay.Toler@patch.com or post an announcement directly to the site.

As part of the Red Ribbon Celebration, a national drug prevention campaign, Mesnier Primary School in Affton held its inaugural Family Fitness Night on October 18.

Almost 150 students and their families participated in activities that encourage adopting a healthy lifestyle, such as circuit training with cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and agility stations. Athletes from Affton High School were on hand to help teach the elementary students basic skills in a variety of sports, from football to basketball, volleyball to bowling, soccer to cheerleading, and more.

Community organizations and area businesses helped support the event by demonstrating healthy lifestyle activities like zumba, taekwondo, kung fu and first aid.

Mesnier Primary would like to thank the following businesses for their support: Subway, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Monkey Joes, Dierbergs, Motion Express, Affton Hockey Association, World Martial Arts Academy, Jolly Jumps, Boy Scouts Troop 821, Black Dragon Kung Fu Society, and all of our parents who helped make the night possible.

For more stories from the Affton School District, please see the following articles:

  • Mesnier Primary Students Recognized for Character
  • Affton Teacher Awarded Missouri Teacher of the Year
  • Affton Student Recognized as Chamber's Student of the Month


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