NES Screen-Free Week

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 10:02am
Northfield Elementary is going Screen Free-- May 2nd-9th!
Northfield will join thousands of schools, libraries, and community groups nationwide in a coordinated effort to encourage millions of Americans to turn off televisions, smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles for seven days and turn on the world around them. Screen-Free Week is a chance for children to read, play, think, create, be more physically active, and to spend more time with friends and family. 
On average, preschool children spend over four and a half hours a day consuming screen media, while older children spend over seven hours a day including multitasking. Excessive screen time is linked to a number of problems for children, including childhood obesity, poor school performance, and problems with attention span. 
Screen-Free Week (formerly TV-Turnoff) is coordinated by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, a national advocacy organization devoted to reducing the impact of commercialism on children. Since the Week’s founding in 1994, it has been celebrated by millions of children and their families worldwide. For more information, visit
Stay tuned for details.  Mrs. Bello will be conducting lessons in the classrooms and pledge information will be coming home in your child's backpack.
Please contact Amy Kelly or Christi Bello at Christi_ with any questions!


Will you choose to go screen-free from May 2nd - May 9th?  Click here to learn more about NES Screen-Free Week.  Ready to commit?  Click here to register.