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CBS Health & Physical Education

Welcome back to another year at CBS! As many of you must already feel, the excitement in the air is contagious and I am eager to provide another successful school year in our Health and Physical Education programs. While your child's teachers, classmates, and grade levels have changed, much has stayed the same in the Health & Physical Education programs. We will continue to explore lessons that are both challenging physically and mentally, while providing a nurturing environment that encourages acceptance, critical thinking, free thought, and skill development.


Parents, please note the days that your child has Physical Education so that they can be prepared for class. This includes comfortable clothing and SNEAKERS. Crocs, Keens (sandal shoes), Uggs, flip flops, flats, dress shoes, and boots will not be acceptable forms of footwear. If a child is not wearing sneakers to PE, they will not be allowed to participate.  Students who do not participate will fill out a Non-Participant worksheet.  If this happens three times in a marking period, they must bring their latest sheet home to be signed by a parent.  They will continue to sit out during PE until this sheet is signed and brought back to school.  If this begins to happen on a more regular basis, it can affect their grade.


As a look into what we will be covering in Physical Education this month, all grade levels will be working towards becoming more familiar with our daily routines and procedures. This will serve as the foundation for the learning and exploration that will take place this year. In addition to this, all grades will be participating in various cooperative learning activities to help promote teamwork, communication, problem solving, and conflict resolution.


First and second graders will have health once a week for half the year. Kindergarten will not be attending health classes. To start off the year, we will be developing an understanding of self-image, communication, decision making, and goal setting.


Mr. Mahoney