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Class Letter 

My goal in physical education is for everyone to learn to make healthy choices and feel successful when participating in a variety of activities. This enables students to develop a positive attitude toward physical activity and to develop healthy habits, which will hopefully continue throughout their lives.

Students will be encouraged to have fun and enjoy PE.  They will also be encouraged to participate to the best of their ability in a wide variety of activities.  At the elementary level, certain skills are taught so that students will be able to pursue competitive sports as well as lifetime sports. 

Basic introductory skills for the following activities will be taught:  1) circle, line, and relay games; 2) fitness activities including the state mandated FITNESSGRAM fitness test in fourth and fifth grades; 3) jump rope; 4) organized games and activities – volleyball, kickball, soccer, and basketball; 5) cooperative games; and 6) recreational activities – bowling, four square, hopscotch, etc.

You child will have PE at least once a week. Tennis shoes are recommended. Appropriate shoes must have a non marking rubber sole and cover the entire foot. If sandals, open back shoes, high heel shoes, or leather soled boots are worn to school, the student must bring appropriate shoes for PE. Shoelaces must be laced snugly and tied on top of the shoe. If your child does not have appropriate shoes, he/she will walk during class or another appropriate exercise will be assigned; other consequences may include walking during recess time.

***If your child has any physical disabilities, please let me  know.  Problems such as chronic asthma, allergies, heart problems, diabetes, vision, etc. need to be documented and kept in our files in the PE office.  Prior knowledge will help us to monitor your child closely and correct or alleviate any problems that arise.  The students’ safety is important to me as they go through their daily PE routine.

 

My conference period is from 1:40-2:20pm.  Please feel free to contact me during this time when the need arises. (jnapolitano.wse@catoosa.k12.ga.us and the West Side Elementary phone number 706-866-9211.)

Please refer below for information about rules, discipline, and my grading system. Looking forward to a fabulous and fun year!

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION RULES 

 

1.    FOLLOW DIRECTIONS – Stop, Look and Listen: when told to FREEZE, when music stops, or when the whistle is blown.

2.    Wear appropriate shoes.

  a.   Tennis shoes are recommended.  Appropriate shoes must have a non marking rubber sole and           cover the entire foot.

  b.   If sandals, open back shoes, high heel shoes, or leather soled boots are worn to school, the student   MUST BRING APPROPRIATE SHOES FOR PE.

  c.   Cleats are not allowed in PE.

  d.   Shoelaces must be laced snugly and tied on top of the shoe.   

3.    Keep hands and feet to self.

4.    Stay on task. 

Other Info:

Girls must wear shorts under dresses.

*******Anyone who is to have limited participation or who is not to participate in PE must have a written note from parent or guardian.  If the limitation in PE is to be a week or longer, please include a doctor’s note.  The note should include student name, teacher name, date, and a brief explanation of limitations.  If the child becomes ill at school, the nurse will excuse him/her from PE.

 

GRADING SYSTEM

 

Attitude, effort, participation, and behavior will make up grade for PE.

The following consequences will be used for disciplinary purposes:

 

a.    Verbal reminder - reminder for the student to correct inappropriate behavior

b.    In Class Timeout – isolation from activity that allows student to think of ways to handle inappropriate behavior until he/she is ready to return to the activity. If repeated violations occur  the student will miss class and a note will be sent home.

c.    Student/Teacher Conference

d.    Parent Contact- if severe

e.    Office Referral

 

Grading Scale:

S = Satisfactory

N = Needs to Improve- Note of concern sent home with child/phone call to notify parent

U = Unacceptable