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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mustang P.E.!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

A quality physical education program is offered to students as part of our curriculum. We will be using activities approved by our district and implemented at each elementary school. Research has shown that students who participate in at least three 60-minutes of physical activity each day do as well or better than others on standardized academic test scores.

Physical education is designed to teach activities that are inclusive, highly active, integrate academic and wellness concepts, and are fun for all students. Additionally, instructional units are designed to develop students’ motor, cognitive, and social skills.

This is not the “old school” physical education some of you might remember. Students won’t waste time waiting in lines for a turn, be a target in a dodgeball game, or be chosen last for a team. All students will have many opportunities to practice and participate in high levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity.

Physical education class will be held once a week. Please remind your child to dress appropriately for physical activity every day. For comfort and safety purposes, he/she should wear sneakers and clothes suitable for activity.

Physical activity must be done regularly to achieve health benefits. Therefore, your child’s participation is very important. If your child is sick or unable to participate in all activities, please let me know via note or phone call prior to the scheduled class.

Experts recommend children receive at least 60 minutes of physical activity each and every day. Please help your child meet these recommendations by helping them to seek opportunities to be active outside of school. Each month your child will receive “homework” which corresponds to the unit of instruction in the spotlight that month. Put this on your refrigerator and prompt your child to do the suggested activities throughout the month.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Thank you,

Dawna Sipe, Manzanita Physical Education