Physical Education

 

P.E. Dress:

All students are required to wear the school P.E. shirt and P.E. shorts on their first P.E. day of the week

(either Monday or Tuesday).  Students are to wear the shorts and shirt to school for the entire day.

P.E. clothes on their second P.E. day of the week: regular school uniforms.

P.E. clothes (cold weather): Pants or school sweatpants may be worn only during cold weather.  Only St. Paul sweatshirts and jackets may be worn to P.E.  Dressing in layers is best during cold months as the day often warms up or the child warms up during activity.  PLEASE LABEL ALL SWEATSHIRTS AND JACKETS.

SHOES: RUNNING SHOES MUST ALWAYS BE WORN TO SCHOOL, EVERYDAY.  NO  SANDALS, DRESS SHOES OR BOOTS. PLEASE CHOOSE A “RUNNING” SHOE OVER A HEAVY COURT OR TENNIS SHOE.  SHOES MUST BE LACED AND TIED TIGHTLY.  INAPPROPRIATE SHOES OR SHOES THAT DO NOT STAY ON YOUR CHILD’S FEET WILL RESULT IN THE CHILD SITTING OUT DURING P.E. CLASS AND THEY WILL RECEIVE A ZERO FOR THE DAY.

*RUNNING SHOES MUST BE WORN ALL WEEK, EVEN ON DRESS OUT DAYS.  THIS IS FOR YOUR CHILD’S SAFETY.  ON DAYS THEY DO NOT HAVE P.E., THEY WILL HAVE RECESS.

 

Jewelry:  No jewelry may be worn to P.E. class (with the exception of stud earrings, medical alert jewelry and ONE mileage band).  This is for the safety of your child and other children.  All watches, necklaces, pins, key chains, etc. should be left at home or in the classroom.

P.E. excusals:  If a student is unable to participate fully in P.E. due to medical reasons, he/she is required to provide a note from their parent or guardian, including a daytime phone number, and STATING THE EXTENT OF ALLOWED PARTICIPATION (may stretch, walk, do light activity)*.  Students are required to attend P.E. class and may be asked to do an in-class assignment to replace the class activity. LIMIT: 2 DAYS   A note from a physician is required if the student is unable to participate for more than 2 days or if they need to stay in the classroom during P.E.

*Please be very specific in all notes so that your child may get the best out of their special situation.  If at all possible, it is usually best to allow some activity.  Please do not write a note that simply states, “No P.E. today as my child is not feeling well”.  A better note would be, “My child has a cold, so may stretch and walk, but should not run”.


Grades:

Grades are not based on athletic ability but on participation, preparedness, attendance, effort and attitude.  Grades will be affected by inappropriate dress and unexcused absences.

Students start with 100% each quarter.

Students will be marked down 1% for issues such as the following:

1 – not wearing PE shirt or shorts (Monday or Tuesday)

2 – not wearing athletic shoes

3 – poor sportsmanship/not trying

4 – not meeting a time or lap requirement for the mile run (3rd, 4th and 5th grade)

5 – improper use of equipment

 

GOALS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

*To develop and improve motor skills                *To learn life-long physical fitness pursuits

*To learn to work in a group or team                   *To learn fair play

*To practice positive health skills and safety knowledge

*To develop and utilize skills, rules and strategies in sports

*To take care of our body as a gift from God and to strive to do our best with the talents that we have been given

*To encourage outside fitness activity.  Unfortunately, P.E. classes are not enough.  Please take the time to play outside of school: sign up for a team, a league and/or gym classes or spend quality time with your child bike riding, swimming, walking, or throwing a ball.

 

Mileage Rewards:

The focus of the first class attended each week will be running and cardiovascular activities.  Each student will have a card that tracks their miles run during P.E. and Running Club. Students will earn a Mileage Band after the first 5 miles and will exchange it for a new color at 5 mile intervals.  Students will be given the first band earned.  If it is lost or damaged, a replacement band may be purchased for $2.00 during P.E. class.  This is the only band that may be worn to P.E.

 

 Name                                                  Class         2017-18                                                                                                                                                                                                     Each lap around the track is ¼ of a mile.

¼ ½ ¾   1 ¼ ½ ¾   2 ¼ ½ ¾   3 ¼ ½ ¾   4 ¼ ½ ¾   5               

¼ ½ ¾   6 ¼ ½ ¾   7 ¼ ½ ¾   8 ¼ ½ ¾   9 ¼ ½ ¾ 10                Students receive one “dot” for each lap run.

¼ ½ ¾ 11 ¼ ½ ¾ 12 ¼ ½ ¾ 13 ¼ ½ ¾ 14 ¼ ½ ¾ 15                (See example)

¼ ½ ¾ 16 ¼ ½ ¾ 17 ¼ ½ ¾ 18 ¼ ½ ¾ 19 ¼ ½ ¾ 20               

¼ ½ ¾ 21 ¼ ½ ¾ 22 ¼ ½ ¾ 23 ¼ ½ ¾ 24 ¼ ½ ¾ 25                Parents of younger students, please practice

¼ ½ ¾ 26 ¼ ½ ¾ 27 ¼ ½ ¾ 28 ¼ ½ ¾ 29 ¼ ½ ¾ 30                marking “dots” on this card.

¼ ½ ¾ 31 ¼ ½ ¾ 32 ¼ ½ ¾ 33 ¼ ½ ¾ 34 ¼ ½ ¾ 35               

¼ ½ ¾ 36 ¼ ½ ¾ 37 ¼ ½ ¾ 38 ¼ ½ ¾ 39 ¼ ½ ¾ 40                Use a marker to dot on top of each quarter mile

¼ ½ ¾ 41 ¼ ½ ¾ 42 ¼ ½ ¾ 43 ¼ ½ ¾ 44 ¼ ½ ¾ 45                mark starting with the first “¼” and continuing

¼ ½ ¾ 46 ¼ ½ ¾ 47 ¼ ½ ¾ 48 ¼ ½ ¾ 49 ¼ ½ ¾ 50                across the first row.

 

Running Club: $40 per year

This club is offered to give the students an extra opportunity to run or walk in a safe environment. Running is encouraged but walking is acceptable.  Miles will be added to their P.E. running card.  Running Club will meet Sept. 7 through May 10, on Thursdays from 3:00 to 3:30.  Please sign up in the school office and include a separate check made out to St. Paul, memo: Running Club.  One check may be used for multiple siblings, but do not include this fee with lunch account money, etc.

Students can get credit for running events outside of school.  These must be “scheduled races or activities”, such as the Red Ribbon Run or the Mayfaire 5K (3.1 mile), not just running around your yard or neighborhood.  Students should bring in a note signed by their parents with all race information in order to get credit.  *There is a limit of 32 miles (10-5K races or equivalent + the Red Ribbon Run) per student for outside races.*

If you have any questions, please contact Karyn Scarpa at kascarpa@gmail.com

 

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