Dear Parents and Guardians,
We were all excited for the presentation that Scott Flatlip put on for us! Scott is a Native American from the Plenty Coups area who just finished his degree in Health Enhancement from Montana State University-Bozeman. We were very fortunate to have him come and present at our school. His presentation consisted of Native American dance, history, culture, regalia and much more. He was fabulous, and Joliet Elementary students continue to practice the Native American dances he taught us.
It’s snowy outside! Please have your students come dressed to play in the snow. In P.E., on good snow days, it is fun to go out and build snow sculptures, go sledding, and play games. I will provide advance notice if the weather is good for sledding. If students are asked to bring sleds, please send plastic or foam sleds only. No metal sleds or snowboards are permitted due to the risks of injury. If students can bring sleds, it is helpful for parents to have the sleds marked with the student’s identity somehow. Hopefully, we can enjoy some of the fluffy, white precipitation coming down during these winter months.
Jump Rope For Heart will be coming up in February. A kick off presentation will take place the first of February. Be looking for parent information in your student’s backpack around the beginning of February.
I am excited about one of the upcoming units in P.E.! Drum Fit is a unit where the students will be practicing rhythm and dance while drumming.
Reminder for all students to gather some gym shoes if they haven’t already. Gym shoes can be old or new athletic shoes that are cleaned up and kept here at school to be used on the gym floor. It is safer for the students, and helps preserve the wooden gym floor when students have appropriate, clean footwear for P.E.
Please encourage your student to be active. A fitness test is administered each quarter, and each student can practice by maintaining their fitness at home. Any type of activity that raises cardio or increases coordination will help each student succeed on the fitness test or in life. Overall fitness is important, and you can help your student succeed.
Elementary P.E. and Health Enhancement Teacher
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Pack it Pink and Senior Night- October 21st, 2017
Game Times: C-Squad-2:00, JV-3:15 and Varsity-4:45
Please come and support the cause and our community members who have fought and continue to fight this disease. All proceeds go to a family we know who is struggling with cancer or bills from cancer treatments.
Each shirt costs $10.00 and $5.00 is profit that goes directly to a family in our community.
This year, to make it easier, you will go to this website online and order your Pack it Pink shirt there. They have youth and adult sizes. jhawkvb.itemorder.com
Please order your shirts in the next week to assure it being reading for Pack it Pink. Deadline is October 11th!
Prizes to be awarded for all kids K-6th who attend! Please come and join us on our special night!
TONIGHT'S Game... 10-2-17: JV Football vs. Tri City @ Joliet CANCELLED
Our school schedules are set! We wanted to inform the parents when their child would be having physical education classes so the child could dress for activity. The Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and Mrs. Thompson’s 6th grade will be having Physical Education on Mondays and Wednesdays. 4th grade, 5th grade, and Mr. Mickelson’s 6th grade will be having Physical Education on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please help your child remember his/her P.E. day so they may dress for activity! Try and remind them to wear good running shoes (no flip flops, sandals or boots please) as well as good activity clothes (no dresses please) on their P.E. day. They will also need to bring some kind of gym shoes to school to be used just for the gym floor. They do not need to be new shoes, they may be old shoes that they clean up and keep at school to be used just for the gym. It is better if your child has some kind of gym shoes. If they do not have gym shoes, they will be asked to take their shoes off, which is not always safe.
Your child will also have a Health class once a week for a semester. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade will have Health first semester. 4th, 5th and 6th grade will have Health second semester. Fitness tests will be given at the end of each quarter. The students will be tested over the five components of fitness which are: muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, body composition and flexibility. Your child can be working on these five components every day.
Units to be covered this fall are on a 2 to 3 year rotation and are consistent with the Health Enhancement standards which may be found posted in the Health room, gym, or office. Some fun units we will be working on this fall are: Frisbee golf/Ultimate Frisbee, Bocce, Lawn Yahtzee, Speedball, and Bicycle Safety.