Welcome to Physical Education!
My name is Stefanie Ediger and I will be your P. E. teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. This will be my tenth year in P.E.. I helped open Westside Elementary.  I also taught P.E. at Deer Creek Elementary for one year. Prior to Deer Creek, I taught Second grade for three years at Block House Creek Elementary.  
I look forward to creating a love of fitness and health in each of your children. I enjoy encouraging kids to have fun while being active by playing games and working together, with the benefit of improving their physical, social and mental health.

Another P.E. teacher here at Westside is Christine Simpson.  She is also a former Westside parent.  Mrs. Simpson has been a substitute with Westside for many years and is now helping out in the gym.  Mrs. Simpson also has a love of music!  She helps with the Westside choir as well. She is a great addition to our Specials Team. 
PE Dress Code

The Leander ISD Board of Trustees has adopted the dress code for the 2016-17 school year. The dress code that states “Tennis shoes (rubber sole, closed toe and heel) are to be worn during P.E. For safety reasons, shoes such as flip flops, boots, crocs, sandals, etc., are not permitted during P.E.” The entire dress code can be found on the Leander ISD Web site: www.leanderisd.org.

Also, be mindful of what you are wearing on your gym day for example, girls need to wear shorts under dresses or skirts.  If wearing the wrong shoes becomes excessive we will first send a calendar of their PE days to help the family know what days to wear tennis shoes.   Then, we will email or call if the calendar doesn't help the situation improve.  We are always here to help in anyway we can.  Communication is essential for success!

Injury Notes
If your child must sit out of P.E. due to an illness or injury they must have a note explaining the illness or injury. If they need to sit out for a period of time, we need a doctor's note with the duration of the time on the note. We will always take care of your child, we just need to be aware of what their needs are.
If there is something you want me to know about your child that is related to their performance during the year, you can send me an e-mail at stefanie.ediger@leanderisd.orgwrite a note or call me. 

Our goal is to keep kids healthy, safe, and active while having fun.