PE: The Place to Be

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    CURRICULUM:

    It is important that children have physical activity. There has been much research that indicates that daily physical activity increases the ability to learn and higher test scores. Our PE classes include fitness activities, appropriate motor skill development, rhythms, gymnastics and tumbling skills, basic sports skills, and low competitive games. Our curriculum is aligned to the "Next Generation Sunshine State Standards."

    Although our students don’t receive PE time every day, we are teaming up with the Fuel Up To Play 60 program in striving to afford our students time almost every day to be active here at school. Two days a week (Wednesdays and Thursdays) we have an activity time before school begins and on  Tuesdays we encourage students to come outside before school and walk or run laps in our running club.  All of these opportunities begin at 8:05 and end at the first bell at 8:25.  Students should get breakfast in the cafeteria before heading out to Fuel Up or Running Club.

    PE STAFF:

    Mrs. Merry Stevens, Mr. Tony Mueller and PE Assistant Mrs. Patty Southern 

     

    SAN JOSE PE - “JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT”  
    Our Motto: "Be Safe, Be Kind and Be Willing to Try!"

     
    Fuel Up To Play 60 News

    Our goal is to help our students to be better learners and score higher on tests. We encourage our students to eat a healthy breakfast every day and get some activity in the morning. Research has shown that both of these practices contribute to better learning and higher test scores.

    We encourage you to go to the Fuel Up To Play 60 website at http://www.FuelUpToPlay60.com to register you and your child. While you are on that site be sure and check out the success stories about San Jose. Click on Success Stories on the top and search stories under program adviser and activity plays and read about some of the great things going on at San Jose.

    One of our biggest plays this year and last year is our Multicultural Diversity San Jose Garden. Under the leadership of our Fuel UP To Play 60 student committee we are growing plants and vegetables from around the world-all representative of our students and families, diverse cultures.


    PE HAPPENINGS

    View the Pinellas County Parent Letter about FitnessGrams



    SUPER SPORT

    Our monthly super sport award ribbons are presented, honoring those students who represent our Commitment to Character traits of : Respect, Motivation, Honesty and Responsibility. These children show great effort and attitude in the PE classes. They receive a super sport ribbon and are their PE instructor's special helper for the month.


    CLOTHING CONCERNS

    Please remind your children to follow the school dress code and dress appropriately for physical activity. We cannot allow children to wear jackets, sweaters or sweatshirts during PE class during hot weather as they get overheated.
    Of course, during cool weather, please send your child with an appropriate jacket, sweatshirt or sweater to keep warm.

    Students should wear tennis shoes/sneakers to PE class for safety reasons. All shoes should fit properly and be tied correctly. Sneakers with closed toes and closed heels will be required for all students' safety.

    Unacceptable footwear includes: dress shoes, boots, sandals and flip flops. Pants should be secure at the waist; girls should wear shorts under skirts or dresses. Hats are permitted outside, if they are worn correctly and are not a disruption to the class. Any clothing articles left outside at the end of the day will be discarded.


    CAN'T TAKE PE TODAY.....

    A written note from a parent, guardian or doctor is necessary for a student to be excused from participation. Students should give the note to their PE teacher at the beginning of class.  A physician's note is required if a child needs to be excused more than 3 consecutive days. In certain cases, a physician's note may be required for a child to be admitted to resume physical activity in PE class, such as after a broken bone. If you do not have a written excuse, your doctor can fax the information to the school @ 727 469-5960

    Please alert the PE teachers in writing of any medical issues concerning your child that restricts participation in physical activity.