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July 2013

posted Nov 26, 2013, 10:40 PM by Mary Grace dela Cruz
In conformity with the  DepEd Memorandum No. 67 series 2013 about the Nutrition Month Celebration, Tortugas Elementary School (TES) conducted a culminating activity to recapitulate  the purpose of the 2013 Nutrition Month which is to disseminate nutritional messages to all Filipinos with a focal theme “Gutom at Malnutrition, Sama – sama Nating Wakasan.

As encouraged by the department to have meaningful activities to celebrate the Annual Nutrition Month, these were the culminating activities done in TES which highlighted the importance of good health and nutrition:

*      Parade

*      Opening Program for the Nutrition Month Celebration

*      Search for A1 Child

*      Nutri – Quiz Bee

*      Slogan Contest

*      Poster Making Competition

*      Essay Writing Contest

*      Cook Fest

*      Fun Coloring Activities

*      Launching of Feeding Program

*      Nutri – Jingle Competition

A program was done to commence the Nutrition Month Celebration on July 22 at 7:10 in the morning. A prayer was led by Mrs. Allen Jane P. Macalinao, Kindergarten Teacher, followed by the singing of the National Anthem conducted by Mrs. Connie M. Andrade, Grade IV Teacher. Mrs. Zenaida C. San Pedro, Principal II, further explained the theme of the celebration. Mrs. Jennifer N. Pajares, Canteen Coordinator, formally opened the Annual Nutrition Month Celebration.

The search for A1 Child was done in the Conference Room on July 23. Grades I – VI sent a pair each, one male and one female. They were examined by the three judges, Mrs. Ma. Bambi Rhoda Sanchez and Mrs. Michelle Cascasan, both nurses from the City Division of Balanga and Mrs. Jennifer N. Pajares, EPP Teacher.

The  Nutri - Quiz Bee and Essay Writing Contest  were  participated by the  Intermediate pupils. Three contestants each from grades four to six competed with one another. Mrs. Jennifer N. Pajares, Mrs. Novalyn Cauilan, Filipino Coordinator and Ms. Mary Grace C. dela Cruz, Grade II Teacher, facilitated the activity. The Essay Writing was done on the 29th of July in the morning while the Nutri – Quiz Bee was done on the same date.

Two contestants in every grade level in Slogan and Poster Making were contending simultaneously in the school’s Audio Visual Room on July 29 while the Fun Coloring Activity was done by the Kindergarten pupils in their classroom.

Aside from showcasing the talents of the pupils, a parent / guardian – child bonding was also given emphasis by the school. This was shown during the Cook Fest that took place in the school’s covered court. The parents / guardians who joined the competition bought and brought their own ingredients, recipes, stove, cooking utensils and other paraphernalia. The parent / guardian and child cooked the food together. The three judges in this activity were Mrs. Ma. Bambi Rhoda Sanchez and Mrs. Michelle Cascasan, both nurses from the City Division of Balanga and  Mrs. Zenaida C. San Pedro, our school principal.


Mrs. Zenaida C. San Pedro, Principal II, together with the Canteen Coordinator, Mrs. Jennifer N. Pajares and Hon. Rogelio de Guzman, Brgy. Chair, Committee on Education, launched the “Supplementary Feeding Program” on the 31st of July at 11:30 in the morning at TES Conference Room. The beneficiaries of this program were the severely wasted pupils as reflected in the nutritional status of the pupils when they were weighed last month by the City Division Nurses. This program will be done thrice a week until March wherein they will be weighed again by the City Division Nurses to assess the success of the program.

As customary, the launching program began with a thanksgiving prayer by Mrs. Allen Jane P. Macalinao followed by the singing of the National Anthem led by Mrs. Connie M. Andrade; a message was delivered by the school principal, Mrs. Zenaida C. San Pedro then Mrs. Jennifer N. Pajares presented the beneficiaries of supplementary feeding program. The closing remarks from Hon. Rogelio de Guzman pronounced the commencement of the feeding program.


The last activity of the celebration was the parade and monthly convocation dated July 31. Since the weather did not permit to have the parade in the main streets of Brgy. Tortugas, it was done around the covered court of TES. The program then begun with a prayer led by Ms. Mary Grace C. dela Cruz, Grade II Teacher then the singing of the National Anthem conducted by Mrs. Connie M. Andrade followed by the message of the school principal,  Mrs. Zenaida C. San Pedro. As soon as the judges were ready, the competition for nutri – jingle

started. The judges for primary category were Mrs. Grace Almario, Grade VI Teacher, Mrs. Connie M. Andrade and Mrs. Jennifer N. Pajares while the judges for intermediate category were Ms. Mary Grace C. dela Cruz and Mrs. Anna May D. Macalinao, Grade I Teacher. After the intermission numbers from the Kindergarten pupils, announcement of winners in the different contests done and “Huwarang Mag – aaral” in every grade followed. The faculty president, Mrs. Connie M. Andrade officially closed the Nutrition Month Celebration.