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Back to School Gym Night

Parents, come experience a Physical Education class with your child. It will be fun, healthy, invigorating and enlightening. Don’t forget to bring your gym shoes.

Tuesday October 13th   6:00-7:00pm   –   Grades (K-2nd)

Wednesday October 14th  6:00-7:00pm   –   Grades (3rd-5th)

 

*Siblings who do not attend Elementary South will not be allowed due to space restrictions, thank you. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask any P.E. teacher.

Climbing Unit Keeps Students Active

No need to worry that it’s cold out!  Students are getting plenty of exercise during the Climbing Unit in PE classes.  Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who help us stay safe while we are exercising and having fun!

Climbing Unit Volunteers Needed

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? The PE staff is looking for volunteers to help spot during the climbing unit starting February 24th. If you are willing and able to help keep kids safe, you can help! Click on the link below to sign up to volunteer.   Please be aware that you are signing up for an actual time slot. If you are unable to keep your committment to that time slot, or have questions about volunteering, please contact Mrs. McFarlin.

Climbing Unit Volunteer Sign-Up

 

Roller Skating during PE

Students are spending the last two weeks before winter break roller skating during PE.  Studies have shown that roller skating provides a complete aerobic workout and involves all of the body’s muscles, especially the heart. Roller skating is a lifelong skill that is equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits and caloric consumption, reduction of body fat, and leg strength development. In addition to all of that the students LOVE it!

Check out our roller skating videos!

 

 

Students in Grades 3-5 Participate in Fitnessgram

Dear Parents and Guardians of 3rd-5th Graders,

In partnership with the NFL’s movement for an active generation (NFL Play 60), we are excited for our Physical Education Department to be participating in the FitnessGram program. FitnessGram is a comprehensive educational, reporting and promotional tool used to assess physical fitness and physical activity levels for children. The assessment includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that are used to determine students’ overall physical fitness and suggest areas for improvement when appropriate.

FitnessGram assesses the three areas of health-related fitness through a variety of test items. Each score is evaluated against the Healthy Fitness Zone® standards. Using the Healthy Fitness Zone standards helps to minimize comparisons between children and emphasize personal fitness for health rather than goals based solely on performance. Since only modest amounts of exercise are needed for obtaining health benefits, most students who participate in physical activity almost every day will be able to achieve a score that will place them in the Healthy Fitness Zone. At the end of the year your child will receive their FitnessGram evaluation.

With the data entered into the FitnessGram software, teachers and administrators now have a powerful tool to inform students and parents. In order to collect the necessary data, your Physical Education teachers will be measuring your child’s height and weight. This information is necessary to evaluate your child’s VO2 max (mile) and BMI (body mass index) for their fitness level. We will do our best to ensure this information is obtained respectfully and with your child’s privacy in mind. You can find out more about FitnessGram at www.fitnessgram.net. If you have any questions you can contact your Physical Education Teacher.

Thank You,
Dr. Martin and our PE CREW – Mr. Amos, Mrs.Krajewski, Mrs.McFarlin, Mr. Church

Fifth Graders Work on Making Connections in PE

5th graders in Mrs. Krajewski & Mrs. McFarlin’s PE classes were working on problem solving, team building and making connections! Here students from Ms. Trela and Mrs. Silver’s classes used their skills to CONNECT for this picture.