Hello! This letter is from Mr. Hartle your child’s physical education teacher. The purpose of this letter is to tell you about the curriculum your child will be participating in this year.
Students in grades K, 1, 2, and 3 attend physical education class six times during a twelve day schedule. Kindergarten, first, second, and third grade lessons are 35 minutes in length. Each child will need sneakers for class and should wear appropriate clothing for large motor activities. Girls will feel more comfortable in tights or shorts underneath skirts. Sneakers should be worn or brought to school on days that your child has physical education. The primary program consists of an emphasis on gross motor skills, throwing, catching, kicking, striking, balancing, and locomotor movement. Additional units include rhythms and fitness. Your help at home in improving these skills is greatly appreciated (i.e. playing catch, visiting a playground, encouraging an active lifestyle). Classes will be held in the gymnasium and outside on the soccer fields. During the fall and spring, students should dress to be outside (sweatshirt/sweatpants).
Boys and girls in grades 4, 5, and 6 have class six times during a twelve day schedule. Grades 4, 5, and 6 have class for 35 minutes. Fifth and sixth will use a locker during class time, however will not be issued a lock this year. They will be changing in the locker room, but will keep their clothes in the lockers in the classroom. Clothing that would be appropriate for class: 1) sneakers, 2) shorts, 3) t-shirt, 4) sweatpants (optional), 5) sweatshirt (optional), 6) personal deodorant is optional, but we do not allow spray deodorant. Changing for fifth and sixth graders is mandatory and a result of not changing will result in an unprepared for the day. Students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grade will receive a broad introduction into adventure activities; team and individual sports, and fitness, units are 2-3 weeks in length, all students will take the Presidential Physical Fitness test at the beginning and end of the year.
All Jewelry must be removed before participating in class. Any student wearing jewelry will not be allowed to participate, this includes earings.
The district excuse policy requires a parental note for missing a PE class. A doctors note is required for anything longer than one class.
Please remember the four S’s; Sneakers, Shirt, Shorts, and Socks.
We love teaching physical education and are looking forward to working with your child toward a goal of a healthy lifelong lifestyle. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call and discuss a concern (779-2300).