Physical Education (PE) Home Page

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Great Health and Fitness Links

Thanks for your help in making Jump Rope for Heart a great success again this year.
1202011_42531_0.pngCrookshank Cougars raised over $3,000 this year for the American Heart Association!

It will be approximately 6-8 weeks before we receive our thank you gifts from the AHA. We will hold our sliming event at the end of Field Day, later this year.
Quality Physical Education
At Crookshank Elementary, we strive to offer all students the opportunity to participate in a quality Physical Education program as defined by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) below.
The Four Components of a High-quality Physical Education Program Opportunity to Learn Meaningful Content Appropriate Instruction Student and Program Assessment
Why is Quality Physical Education Important? Quality physical education programs help all students develop: health-related fitness, physical competence, cognitive understanding, positive attitudes about physical activity so that they can adopt healthy and physically active lifestyles.
Learning Experiences that Meet Developmental Needs. Quality physical education programs provide learning experiences that improve mental alertness, academic performance and readiness, and enthusiasm for learning in our nations’ youth.
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One of our favorite activities is the “Hula Hut Relay.” Students must work in teams to build the huts and then send every member of their group through the hut without knocking it down. The final challenge is to make a “Hula Hut Tunnel” using all of the huts and have the entire class crawl through.
9302010_95238_2.jpgLifetime fitness is our goal. In addition, sports/games are also a wonderful way to help students develop life skills. The “Hula Hut Relay” is only one of many fun activities that help students practice problem solving, teamwork, social skills, and sportsmanship.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear to PE? Tennis shoes (ie. basketball shoes, sneakers, etc.) are always required. Otherwise, please dress appropriately for the weather. If it is hot – shorts and a t-shirt are good choices. If it is cold – please wear pants and dress in layers. Flip flops, sandals, Crocs, heels, and heavy boots are NOT appropriate footwear. This is for your child’s safety.
What if my child gets sick/injured and cannot participate? Please write a note or bring one from the doctor if you can. Sometimes with injuries, there are activities that they can participate in with their cast/splint. Please ask the doctor to be as specific as possible about their limitations. This will help you at home as well when your child gets restless from inactivity. An example might be: A child has been asked to wear a walking boot. If they are allowed to stand on the foot, could they hula hoop? Throw a ball at a target?
How can I help? Volunteer Hours Help is always needed during Field Day, Jump Rope for Heart activities, and other events. Volunteers are also needed during the regular school day during specific activities/groups. Please let me know if you are interested. Donations of equipment/materials We are frequently in need of everyday items (listed below) and would love to tell you how you can help with specific equipment purchases. Pool Noodles Scarves Paper Plates – Unused Assorted balls Exercise Balls Medicine Balls
Camp/Event Fliers and Registration Materials