Physical Education (PE)
PE Program Information
Welcome to our Physical education Program! We are very pleased to have your child participating in our physical education and fitness classes. Our program presents a variety of activities that teach wellness, fitness, basic skills, rhythms and dance, lifetime activities and sports that are appropriate for each grade level. A balance between fitness activities and skill teaching is maintained throughout the school year.
We know that a well planned physical education program will result not only in physical fitness, but also in a more positive self-image, more desirable social behavior, and the joy of feeling healthy. Your child will also realize the positive impact good health is on life. By following the safety standards, expectations, and class rules found below, your child will have an enjoyable physical education experience.
- Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
- Respect others and their property.
- Listen to and follow directions.
- Be kind and do the right thing.
- Move in and out of the gym quietly and under control.
- Do not slide on school grounds.
- Follow all game rules.
All children participating in physical education and fitness class will need to wear flat-soled tennis shoes with laces or Velcro. Platform shoes do not provide stability and are not acceptable for daily activities. Hiking boots and shoes with thick soles are also not acceptable for daily activities.
The physical education department grading system is based on district policy. Each student will receive two grades each nine weeks, a grade based on performance and a letter defining citizenship exhibited. Each student’s performance grade is based on participation, skills and knowledge. Citizenship grades are based on behavior and attitude. If your child can not participate in class activities, please provide the coaches with a note. If your child is excused from activities for a week or more, the note must come from a physician.
The best time to reach the physical education staff is between 7:15 AM and 3:30 PM at Beverly Elementary.