Physical Education News
We have spent the month of September getting to know our students. Our focus for the month is getting baseline data on skill levels in grades 1-2 and fitness levels in grades 3-5. With a few weeks of practice, we have now completed our testing and parents should look for this information in the November report cards. Please take some time to review this material and share the information with your child.
We can lead the child to the path of success, but it will take a team effort with your help at home. On the back of the skill sheet, there are a number of suggestions to assist you at home with skill development. The key is to be consistent and patient. Please feel free to contact us if you need further assistance.
Our fitness testing is so valuable and important. We are able to identify individual weaknesses and specifically show each child what they need to work on. Maintaing a good fitness level is not an easy task and we get resistance for this very reason. Reinforce to your child that hard work pays off and maintaing a healthy lifestyle depends on them rising to meet the challenges they face. Please do everything you can to support us in our efforts to develop your child's fitness levels.
Our goal for Memorial students is to have everyone strive to reach the national average as outlined by the President's Council on Fitness. No matter what level your child is at there is always room for improvement. We will recognize the efforts of each student who reaches the National and Presidential levels as this is quite and accomplishment. However, we emphasize achieving personal records at all levels in the hope that all students at every level of fitness make small improvements to attain their physical best. Everyone's overall fitness level is important to us and we are challenging our students to shoot for the stars. We ask for a little more that we think we can get and get a little more than the student thought they could give.
Please feel free to contact Mr. Peterson and myself if you have any questions or concerns. We love the smiling, sweaty faces that leave our gymnasium everyday.
Happy Exercising Ms. Bannon and Mr. Peterson