Welcome to Physical Education for the 2017–2018 school year…..
If you haven’t seen our new school yet, you are in for a treat. We still have the most wonderful staff, but now we have the most wonderful building!!!! We are so excited and the gym is absolutely beautiful and spacious. We are so excited to fill it with tennis shoes and little bodies moving all around! We are sad that Mrs. Smith is at another school this year due to numbers of students, but we hope to see her back here very soon. Meanwhile, we have Mrs. Zimmer with me for most of the day with Mrs. Perez, Mrs. Johns and Mrs. Moore popping in for a class throughout the day. We are also hosting a student from Kennesaw State University that will be doing observation in the fall and student teaching in the spring ~ his name is Hunter Bruce and we are very excited to have him! We welcomed Scott Connors, a Georgia State student, for the pre-planning week to observe the opening first week of school. This year should be fun!
SCHEDULE: We are on a 5-day rotation for specials. That means your child will attend P.E. twice a week. There is a set schedule as to what days they attend P.E. during the week, which will help in remembering what days to wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing.
CLOTHING: For your child to perform to the best of his/her ability and for safety reasons, suitable clothing should be worn to P.E. each day:
- Comfortable pants, jeans or shorts
- If wearing a dress, have shorts underneath
- Tennis shoes that tie or Velcro and fit securely with socks should be worn
SHOES: To make sure that we keep the gym floor in good shape, we need to make sure that we all wear the proper foot attire! Please remember to wear your tennis shoes!
ILLNESS/INJURY: If your child is coming back after being absent, please know that we will assume he/she can participate unless there is a note from you given to us. If he/she needs to sit out more than 5 consecutive days, a Doctor’s note is required and must be on file for it to be excused per county policy.
MEDICAL ISSUES: If your child has a medical condition (asthma, allergies to peanuts, bee stings, or fire ants, heart conditions, etc.) please fill out the blue sheet that will be sent home with your child and return the paper to the P.E. teachers, so we can best accommodate your child.
GRADING: P.E. grades will be based on students meeting the physical education standards, effort, attitude, participation, and behavior during class. Notes will be sent home for situations we feel are effecting your student’s learning. Fourth and fifth grade students will receive a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F for their participation and skills. Kindergarten through third grade will receive a 3, 2, or 1 for their participation and skills. All students will receive a conduct grade as well.
Please encourage your child to give their best at whatever we are doing in P.E. class. Some things will be harder than others and the students should strive to do their personal best; not to compare themselves to anyone else. The gym is a safe place for students to try new things and have fun.
We are very excited about this school year and look forward to a great year in P.E. We have many fun and exciting activities planned for this school year!!!! Get ready to rumble! We are going to have a BALL! DON’T JUST SIT, GET FIT!!!!
****If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Mrs. Janas and the Physical Education staff