Welcome to Physical Education at Adams Elementary!
The philosophy of our program is to develop both the mind and body through movement. Physical Education is an important part of your child’s education that contributes to his/her growth and development. It’s my goal to give your student a positive P.E. experience as well as to help them gain an understanding and appreciation of the necessity of staying healthy not only through school but for a lifetime. This is accomplished through lifestyle of fitness and recreational activities. Your child will be able to participate in individual, team, and group activities that place an emphasis on cooperation, participation, and success through personal goals. In addition, with the new “Five for life” Health and Fitness curriculum, your student will have access to additional activities to get them active and thinking about fitness and health. A key element that contributes to a student’s success and well-being is safety. Please make sure to review the gym rules with your student and then take time to look at the rest of the newsletter.
Helmets Required in P.E. Class
Seattle School District requires that all students wear helmets while engaged in most wheeled activities unless waived by a parent/guardian. A few examples of activities may include roller-skating, unicycling, razor scooters, and walking globes. By requiring helmets we’re not saying that these activities shouldn’t be taught, it’s a proactive step to preventing injury.
In order to ensure a proper fit for each child and the possibility of spreading lice, I felt it necessary to include this as something necessary for P.E.. If your child already has a helmet, then you will not need to purchase one. If you do need to purchase one, the best price I have found is at http://www.prorider.com/. If a scholarship is needed please contact Rob Faucette 252-1349 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org