Elementary Physical Education
Dear Parents &
are looking forward to providing your child with an exciting and rewarding
physical education program. The P. E. classes will prove to be an integral
phase in their physical and social development. We take pride in our program
and are committed to giving the students the best instruction possible.
The aim of the physical
education program at Goliad Elementary School is to develop and improve students’ personal fitness and motor skills by
providing developmentally appropriate activities through purposeful, creative
and enjoyable instruction. By incorporating challenging yet achievable
tasks, the students will attain positive attitudes about physical activity and
Your child’s locomotor movement,
manipulative skills, personal behavior, and fitness level will be monitored and
assessed throughout the school year. The Fitnessgram test is required
for all students (3rd to 5th Grade) and will be administered sometime during
the school year. A detailed Fitnessgram
report will be sent home during the year for all 3rd, 4th
and 5th grade students.
Every child is expected
to participate to the best of his or her ability each day. The state law
requires that each student have 125 minutes of physical education a week. There
are days however, when illness or injury may inhibit your child’s ability to
participate. If so, please send a note with your child, with a brief
description regarding the nature of the restriction. If the condition restricts activity for more
than 5 consecutive days, a doctor’s note will be required.
We are concerned about your child’s safety, and for
that reason, we ask that he or she wear athletic or running type shoes. Shoes with heals, boots, sandals, flip flops,
and TOMS, make it difficult for children to participate safely. We will begin
issuing strikes for those who do not wear tennis shoes beginning the week of
September 9. Those students will walk laps around the gym during their PE time.
Students may bring their tennis shoes to change into before coming to the gym
for PE. We strongly encourage students
to wear socks with their shoes, and girls who choose to wear dresses or skirts
should wear shorts underneath their clothing.
If your child has any ongoing health concerns or
restrictions that we need to be aware of, please send a detailed note with
instructions for his or her class participation limitations.
information on this letter will be posted on the PE Web Page for you to view
anytime. Thank you
for your support, and we look forward to working with your child.
Field Day Behavior Notice
Field Day Information for Parents
FitnessGram Standards for 3rd-5th Grades