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Employee Wellness


Highlighted and Recently Added Wellness Activities
Please note, these employee wellness offerings are open only to employees of the Burlingame School District.

Meditation Class Flyer


What? Meditation at BIS? You can breath better knowing that weekly meditation and mindfulness classes have started at BIS. Join the healthy fun on Mondays, 3:30-4:15, room 2-1.

For more information please contact Dawb Yang

Turning Tuesdays - Compost Makers Club (BIS)

This club is not just for garden lovers, but also for those wanting a free weight-bearing (good for the bones) physical activity to warm up there Tuesday mornings. Every Tuesday morning, from 7:15 to 8:00 AM, this group will meet at the BIS garden to work the district's compost piles. The BIS garden takes in a significant portion of the district's grass clippings and leaves and turns them into locally-sourced finished compost. All participants will be encouraged to take home their labor in the form of finished compost, and excess compost is available to our school gardens or will be sold as a garden fundraiser.  Starts September 18

All supplies, including rubber boots, aprons, gloves, and hand tools will be provided. If other school gardens have compost piles needing turning, the Compost Makers club is ready for you, too. 

Meditation at Lincoln

Meditation is scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety and promotes mindfulness, memory, self awareness, kindness, and many other positive lifestyle traits. 

Join Fallyn Smith for weekly meditation practice on Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:15 at Lincoln Elementary. 


The Notebooks Sing

Singing, unlike coffee, improves your mental alertness through improving your blood circulation and increasing your oxygenated blood. The more oxygen reaching your brain the more mentally alert you are, the more you can concentrate and utilize memory. Visit the TakeLessons website for more information on the health benefits of singing. Better yet, join the BSD's staff Choir, The Notebooks. Please contact Jenny Coleman for more information.

Employee Wellness Opportunities

Below is a compilation of staff wellness events and activities offered at the different schools. If you have a suggestion for additional events or opportunities, please send them to Rusty Hopewell, District Wellness Coordinator. 

Be sure to bring your school ID for any of these membership deals.

Planet Granite Climbing Club

Teacher Climbing Nights - every 2nd and last Friday get 1/2 off a day pass.

San Mateo Athletic Club

Gym Membership Deals - discounted rates for BSD staff and family members:

  • Single: $195 initiation*/ $58 monthly
  • Couples: $205 initiation*/ $90 monthly
  • Family: $290 initiation*/ $114 monthly

* Take $50 off initiation if an existing member refers you. 

24Hour Fitness

24Hour Fitness has several gyms throughout California, with one in Millbrae and one in San Mateo. There are two types of gyms - the All Sport regular gyms, and the All Sport Super gym with greater amenities. 

  • $30 initiation fee at both gym types
  • All Sport - $30 monthly membership
  • All sport Super - $45 monthly membership
  • Add-on members receive the same monthly membership dues
  • Save a dollar or two with an annual membership fee

Prime Time Athletic Club 

This is an very large upscale private athletic club in Burlingame, and their membership dues reflect that fact. However, there are some discounts:

  • September Special - $99 single/ $149 couple initiation fee and $105/$155 monthly dues; kids only $20 more per month
  • County Employee - $150 single/ $200 couple initiation fee and $105/$155 monthly dues; kids only $20 more per month

If there are 10 or more BSD employees joining than we can negotiate a slightly lower monthly fee.


Turning Tuesdays at BIS

Come get a good morning workout by helping us turn our compost piles. 

Tuesdays, 7:15-8:00 AM at BIS
Contact: Rusty Hopewell

BIS Meditation and Mindfullness

Mondays, 3:30-4:15
BIS, Room 2-1
Contact: Dawb Yang

Lincoln Meditation Practice

Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:15 (starts 9/12/18)
Lincoln Elementary, Room 19
Contact: Fallyn Smith

The Notebooks: Staff Adult Choir

Meeting Dates: meet twice a month in the BIS choir room (every other Thursday), from 4-5 pm
  • September 13
  • September 27
  • October 11
  • October 25
  • November 8
  • November 29
  • Tree Lighting-December 7 (possibility)
  • Family/Friends Performance TBA (December?)
Contact: Jenny Coleman

Free Bikes and Bike Tune-Ups

No doubt riding a bike can be a healthy thing to do, and a great way to get your exercise while getting to work. If you need a bike, the BIS Bike Club offers free bikes through our Adopt a Bike program. We also offer free bike tune-ups and repairs.  

HeartInsight: American Heart Association Newsletter 

  • October, 2018 - diabetes, stress relief, heart attack survival, and more...
  • September, 2018 - surviving cardiac arrest, potassium, defibrillation, hydration, and more...
  • August, 2018 - survivorship, diabetes, PAD, long term success, and more...

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