I am looking forward to a fun and exciting time in P.E. this year. Your child will have Physical Education three times a week and we are going to have a great time. To help in making this the best experience possible, there are several procedures 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. Appropriate dress consists of fitted rubber sole shoes (see link below), socks, pants or shorts, and collared shirt. Girls wearing dresses or skirts to school MUST wear shorts underneath and 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, please 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, otherwise it will be assumed the excuse is for one day. For an excuse longer than three days, a doctor’s note is required.
GRADES: Students in K will not receive P.E. and Health 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, fitness, and skills. If a child has a written note for non participation, it will be considered excused and will not affect their grade. Conduct marks received in P.E. will be included on your child’s daily or weekly conduct sheet given through their classroom teacher.
SPARK: A quality P.E. program is offered to students as part of our curriculum. We will be using activities from the SPARK P.E. program. Spark P.E. is a unique program designed to help teachers like myself lead 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.
WEBSITE: I will be posting important P.E. information on the La Porte ISD website (www.lpisd.org). I will also be including information about different topics such as foods, exercise, and living healthy. You can get to my webpage by clicking on Campuses, Lomax Elementary, About Us, and Michael Peralez. You may also contact me through e-mail on my webpage or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
If you have any questions about the above information please contact me at Lomax Elementary at 281-604-4339. LET’S HAVE A GREAT YEAR!
(Written by: Vaughn, Barbara District Teacher of the year 2012-2013 Thanks for let Lomax use your Welcoming Letter template.)