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Welcome to Ray School Physical Education (PE)!

Clare Brauch
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Steve Condon
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SPRING SAFETY


As we move into spring and dust off our scooters, skateboards, and bikes, let’s make sure our Ray kids are safe! Students in grades 3-5 participated in a bike safety presentation during P.E. class on April 24 & 25. Scott Hunt from Dartmouth Safety & Security spoke to students about riding their bike safely, properly fitting helmets, and how to avoid hazards while biking. See the powerpoint presentation below to review bike safety with you child.


SAFE BICYCLING


 
 
 
 



Bike Rodeo - FREE K-5 event held in the Ray School parking lot on Saturday, May 6th, organized by Hanover Parks & Recreation.

Bike/Walk to School Day
On Wednesday, May 10th, we will take part in National Walk/Bike to School Day. Bike riders come to school on their own schedules. It is suggested that any students biking to school have a parent/guardian go with them if this is something the student does not already do alone and on a regular basis. Walkers meet at specific places, and walk to school in a group. We do not have designated adults to walk from each meeting spot so parents/guardians please walk if your schedule allows to help keep the children safe. Here are some pedestrian safety rules to follow:

  • Walk together and share the sidewalk/road by walking no more than two by two
  • Stop at road crossings and cross together as a group so we do not hold up traffic
  • Walk facing traffic when there isn't a sidewalk
  • When using the Multi Use Path along route 10, please walk/ride on the right hand side, pass on the left, and make sure to alert other pedestrians when you are passing them
  • Please use caution on Rip Road as there is no sidewalk!
 
Here are the meeting locations:
  • Greensboro Road at Lebanon St. (Rt. 120) @ 6:55am
  • Carter St/Brockway St and Lebanon St. @ 7:10am
  • Wyeth & Dunster @ 6:55 am on to Brook Rd @ 7:00am
  • Dartmouth Green @ 7:15am
  • Balch & Park Street meeting up with the Green walkers @ 7:25am at traffic light
  • Bottom of hill at Camp Brook Road @ 7:40am and on to meet the group at the bottom of MacDonald Drive
  • Bottom of hill MacDonald Drive @ 7:45am
  • Meadow Lane (Verona, Willow Springs) @ 7:25am
  • Kingsford, Rayton, Haskins & Low @ 7:30am
  • Fletcher Circle @ 7:50am
  • Curtis, Woodmore, Dresden, Bridgeman neighborhood meet at Curtis/Reservoir @ 7:55am or take your usual short cut to school

The law in NH requires that children under the age of 16 wear helmets when bicycling. As reported by safekids.org, properly fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent - yet less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet. If purchasing a helmet for your child presents a financial hardship please reach out to Laura Perras, Ray School Nurse. She has resources available to help ensure that your child has a helmet.


The other thing that spring brings is TICKS! Grades 3-5 will use the wooded area behind the school on good weather days for P.E. class. Please remember to take the necessary steps to protect yourself and child from ticks. Mr. Condon and Ms. Brauch will leave time at the end of each P.E. class for students to do a tick check. Please make sure to do one at home each night as well.