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PARENT LETTER
8/30/2013

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

A quality physical education program is offered to students at Apison Elementary School as part of our curriculum. Educational research has shown that students who participate in an organized, developmentally appropriate physical education program do as well or better than others on standardized academic test scores.

 

This unique program is designed to include activities that are inclusive, highly active, integrate academic and wellness concepts, and are fun for all students. Additionally, instructional units are designed to develop students’ motor, cognitive, and social skills.

 

This is the “new PE” you may have read about. Students won’t waste time waiting in lines for a turn, be a target in a dodgeball game, or be chosen last for a team. All students will have many opportunities to practice and participate in high levels of moderate to vigorous physical activity. Everyone will feel successful each lesson.

 

Please check with your child’s classroom teacher for scheduled physical education classes. Please remind your child to dress appropriately for physical activity every day. For comfort and safety purposes, he/she should wear sneakers and clothes suitable for activity.

 

Physical activity must be done regularly to achieve health benefits. Therefore, your child’s participation is very important. If your child has a physical condition, is taking a regularly prescribed medication, or may have cognitive delays that may affect learning, or is sick or unable to participate in all activities, please let me know via note or phone call, or e-mail prior to the scheduled class.

 

Experts recommend children receive at least 60 minutes of physical activity each and every day. Please help your child meet these recommendations by helping them to seek opportunities to be active outside of school.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

 

Thank you,

Michael A. Weller, B.S., M.Ed.

Developmental Physical Education Specialist

Apison Elementary School

WELLER_MICHAEL@hcde.org

(423) 236-4288