Welcome back to school! We will learn about our bodies and participate in activities, and most of all have fun. I am looking forward to a fun and exciting time in P.E. this year. I am a graduate of UHCL, I have been teaching for 23 years, 13 years in P.E. Your child will have Physical Education three days a week. Please have students know what days they have PE. To help in making this the best and safest experience possible, there are several procedures of which I would like you to be aware of.
• DRESS: Students will need to be dressed appropriately for their P.E. class to be allowed to participate. Non-Participation due to footwear or dress will affect students grades.
o Appropriate dress consists of fitted rubber sole athletic (tennis) shoes with no heels. You may bring you tennis/ athletic shoes in your backpack and change. No boots of any kind, Toms, Sperrys, Mary Janes style shoes, or heels are not allowed for safety.Girls wearing dresses or skirts to school must wear shorts underneath.
o Any dangling jewelry or accessories must be removed before participation.
• EXCUSES: A written note from a parent is necessary to excuse a child from Physical Education. If your child does not need to be excused from all activities, let me know which activities you would like your child excused from (example- “no running”). Please specify the number of days the excuse is for; it will be assumed the excuse is for one day otherwise. For an excuse longer than three days, a doctor’s note is required.
• GRADES: Students in Pre K and K will not receive P.E. grades. 1st grade will receive letter grades E, S, N, or U. Students in 2nd – 5th grades will be given numerical grades. Grades will be based on participation/behavior and skills. If a child has a written note for non participation, it will be considered excused and will not affect their grade. Conduct and Non-participation marks received in P.E. will be included on your child’s daily or weekly conduct sheet given through their classroom teacher.
FitnessGram is a district wide skill assessment that 3rd - 5th have each year. It does not reflect on grades but it does give a report on students physical abilities. Physical Education is part of our students curriculum and is presented in a classroom setting with movement and physical participation. It is not intended to be a recess. We will practice team sports skills, instill teamwork, cooperation. and good sportsmanship. This includes warm up calisthenics and stretches. I want all my students to come to P.E. class knowing that they will be safe, learn skills and have fun. Please see the attached about footwear. Thank you for your support.
La Porte Elementary
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