The Physical Education program at Shady Grove Elementary School is a cooperative venture between the PE specialists, classroom teachers, parents, and students.  Your child will participate in a structured PE class, which will incorporate both units and lessons specific to physical education, as well as lessons that integrate topics studied in the classroom.

The goals for our students in physical education are…

              - to emphasize fun while increasing students’ levels of physical fitness

              - to teach knowledge of rules and strategies when participating in a game or activity

              - to emphasize self-satisfaction of giving one’s best effort, regardless of winning or losing

              - to promote positive student interaction and teamwork through physical activity

- to help students value fitness, learn to make healthy choices, and develop a positive attitude toward physical activity that will hopefully continue throughout their lives

Your child will have PE every day and their safety is of utmost importance to us.  Therefore, I ask that students wear appropriate shoes.  Tennis shoes are recommended or appropriate shoes that have a non-marking rubber sole and cover their foot.  Flip flops, high heels, slick shoes, or boots make it difficult for children to participate safely.  Depending on the day's activity, students who do not wear tennis shoes or flat bottomed, closed toed shoes may be asked to sit out or do an alternative activity.  One way to always be prepared is to keep a pair of sneakers in your child’s backpack.  I also suggest that girls wear shorts underneath dresses and skirts.  

We would like for all students to participate in each and every class.  However, we understand that there are times when participation in all or part of a class is not feasible.  If your student needs to sit out for P.E. for a day or two, please send a note from home.  However, if your student is required to miss P.E. for several days, please provide a doctor's note.  And, if you student is unable to participate due to doctor's orders, please send a note once he/she is cleared to return to P.E.