Specials News ~ PE
I can’t believe it’s October already . September was one of the busiest first months of the year that I can remember. The second week of school was spent up at Eco week with the 5th graders. This experience for the 5th graders was better than any physical education that could be provided here at Bacon. Hiking in the mountains, climbing on the ropes course, while staying two nights in the dorms makes this such a fun and unique experience for everyone.
Upon returning from Eco week, 3rd -5 th grade students have been climbing on our traversing wall, doing fitness testing, and working on catching and throwing. K-2 nd grade students have been getting into the routine while playing fun tagging, throwing, and catching games.
I’d like to take this chance to review a couple of PE related topics to help keep your child safe and happy in PE.
PE shoes: Please remember to have your son/daughter equipped with appropriate PE shoes (no high heels, flip flops, crocs, cleats, or cowboy boots please). I understand the challenges with busy schedules and trying to remember when your son/daughter has PE is sometimes unrealistic. One tip to help you remember: They’ll always have PE the day after they have music.
Water bottles: We have a drinking fountain in the gym, but students are also allowed to bring water bottles to the gym if they would prefer. This can be helpful with preventing spreading germs and gives students an awareness of how much water they’re drinking during exercise.
Doctor/Parent notes: When students are injured or sick, please continue to provide me with some form of communication that excuses him/her from PE. E-mails, notes, or phone calls are all great ways to let me know that your child should not be participating.
As we’re planning for the year, I’d like to tell you about some important PE related events. Please mark your calendars.
Field day will be Thursday May 16th; K-2 will be from 9:15-11:15 a.m. and 3rd -5 th will be from 1:15-3:15. Otter Products employees will once again help with running the stations. If you would like to volunteer for this year’s field day, please feel free to call or e-mail me and I’ll plug you into a station.
The Elementary district track meet and distance meet (for qualifying 4th and 5th grade students) date has not been set yet, however will be in early to mid-May.
Thank you, parents, for supporting physical education here at Bacon and I look forward to another great year!