Welcome to Physical Education with Mr. Bolduc!
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Family Wellness night is coming back!

The PTA is once again sponsoring a PES Family Wellness night.  On February 

15th, from 6:30-8pm, join together with other families to have a fun-filled evening

discovering fun ways to promote wellness as a family. You must order a free

general admission ticket, as space is limited. Follow the link to order.

There will be six different activities to choose from, but you will only be able to

participate in 3. Each session will last 20 minutes and then you will move to

another activity.

Due to the nature of some of the activities, there is a maximum amount of people that can participate at one time, so you will also need to reserve a spot on the registration site for those activities (details are on the registration site as well).

Select your choices and print out your admission and reservation ticket(s).  Please keep in mind that you only need to sign up for the limited space sessions. There will be open sessions that do not require a reservation.

Jump Rope and Hoops For Heart is Back too!

It is also time for our annual Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Last year PES was the 3rd highest fundraising school in the state! This year, I hope we can reach the number 1 spot and get some great recognition for Pelham! There are always fun little prizes but the best reward is helping a great organization do good work. There are easy ways to keep track of your fundraising with the A.H.A.'s website and App so there no paperwork to worry about. There are bonus prizes if you do your fundraising online as well. New this year is a prize that students can earn even without raising money. Just by registering on the website, students will earn a wristband. During the school day, a faculty member will keep track of which students they see wearing their wristband. Every time they are spotted, they will receive a ticket to enter a raffle for a cute stuffed animal donated by the AHA.

Visit these links for more information.

Hoops for Heart- http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Giving/ForSchools/HoopsForHeartEvent/Hoops-for-Heart-Event_UCM_315630_SubHomePage.jsp

Jump Rope for Heart-


Short Video tutorial of online registration-


Short Video tutorial on how to use the AHA app-


What is Physical Education?

Is it the same as gym class? Not exactly. And this may seem a little picky, but there is a difference between the terms. When you are in science class you learn science, math class you learn math, etc. If it were called gym class we would learn about the gym. And gym class was always known for playing games. But what was the purpose of those games? No one really knows. The emphasis was on the rules of the games, not the concepts, skills, or benefits of the game. 

The purpose of physical education is to gain knowledge about our body, how to move it, become coordinated, and to develop habits of a healthy lifestyle. The term physical denotes that we are learning about our bodies. We definitely play games but the games are the means to the end product. Not the product themselves. The games are used to motivate students to learn, inspire them to want to continue to seek physical activity outside of school, expose them to new ways to move and play, and provide a wide variety of learning methods. My motto is "Play to Learn not Play to win".  While I certainly want all students to try their best to win the game, we do not put the emphasis on who won. We try to remind ourselves that the game taught us something that can help us become better people, teammates, and movers.


How should my child prepare for P.E.?

Comfortable clothing is key. Skirts and dresses should be avoided to prevent
embarrassment in awkward physical situations. Any comfortable loose shirts
(according to the dress code in the handbook) is fine. Shoes are the biggest
concern. The dress code prohibits the wearing of sandals, flip flops, slippers or
heelies with wheels. Many students do wear sneakers but do not tie them tight
enough. All the slack should be pulled from the laces and tied with the laces on the outside
of the shoe. The shoes should also be laced properly to allow tightening as
needed. This should happen EVERY SCHOOL DAY! There are many students in the
school and doing everything possible to keep them safe is our job.