PE with Mrs. Bowman

2019-2020 Safety Patrol Application:

Only for interested 4th graders

Hoop Shoot Winners

10-11 Boys: 1st: Nate H. 2nd: Ben S. 3rd: Jonathon P.

10-11 Girls: 1st: Abby S. 2nd: Ansley D. 3rd: Abby M.

8-9 Boys: 1st: Tristan B. 2nd: Ian M. 3rd: Jax P.

8-9 Girls: 1st: Layton W. 2nd: Claire W. 3rd: Myalayah V.

Bike Unit:

Volunteer Link:

Bicycles are coming for 4th and 5th grade from November 14-December 7th!!!!! Bring your helmet and wear PE clothes.

Live your GOAL!!!! 5-2-1-0-8 for HEALTH!

September: 1 hour of exercise/activity each day.

October: Limit screen time to 2 hours or less each day.

November: 5 fruits and veggies each day

December: 8 Cups of Water AND...CLEAN AIR FOR MONARCH!!!!!

We can control our exercise, food choices, and water intake, but we can't control the air around us...OR CAN WE??

Please turn off your car engines in the Afternoon Carline so the students and teachers have CLEAN AIR TO BREATHE!!!!

Safe Kids day at the DRIVE!!!!

The game got rained out , but the FUN did not!

Thanks, Greenville Drive!


Why do I have to wear sneakers?

In PE, the #1 rule is to have fun! Unfortunately, it's hard to have fun if you aren't safe. That is why we have to wear athletic shoes that protect our feet, fit correctly, and don't mark up the gym floor.

What do I do if my parents don't want me to participate in PE because I have been hurt or sick?

Always bring a signed note from a parent, guardian, or doctor if you are unable to participate. Mrs. Bowman or Mrs. Tucker will keep it so they know when you are able to participate again.

Do I get a grade in PE?

A student in Greenville County will receive a grade in related arts classes. In PE, grading is as follows:

Q = 98 Quality demonstration of standard

M = 88 Meets standard (Highest grade for K5-2nd)

P = 78 Progressing towards standard

L = 68 Little or no progression towards standard

What happens if I wear the wrong shoes to class?

Whenever possible, a student that wears inappropriate shoes to class will walk out of bounds during class so they still get some exercise. Also, the daily grade is dropped to an "M" or an 88. Any additional times that the students does not wear appropriate shoes that quarter, the grade will be dropped to a "P" or 78 which means "progressing toward standards. Remember...Movin' Monday, Training Tuesday, Workout Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, and Fitness Friday can help you remember your sneakers!!

What can you do to improve your health??? We can commit to any or all of the following:

1. 5 fruits and vegetables a day.

2. 2 hours OR LESS of screen time a day.

3. 1 hour of exercise a day.

4. 0 sodas and sugary drinks.

5. 8 cups of water a day.

What will your healthy GOAL be??? Remember...Good Health--

Live your goal!

FitnessGram is back!

Let's go for the Gold with FITNESS!! Soon 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be participating in FitnessGram which includes:

1. Pacer: cardiovascular endurance

2. Curl-ups: abdominal strength and endurance

3. Push-ups: upper body strength and endurance

4. Sit and Reach: flexibility

5. Trunk Lift: Back strength and flexibility

6. Goal Setting: Students set goals to improve fitness levels in the spring.

The tests will begin on September 12th and continue for several weeks . Students will use activities in PE throughout the year to improve their fitness and set goals for their health!

(PE Grades will NOT be based on test scores)

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HANDBOOK HIGHLIGHTS· A signed parent note or medical excuse must be given to the office any time your child is absent.· Any changes in afternoon transportation must be in writing and signed by the parent. Emails or phone calls cannot be accepted.· Per Greenville County School District (GCSD) policy, early dismissals must be before 2:00 p.m. · No volunteers are allowed in the building until 8:30 a.m. All volunteers must be out of the building by 2:00 p.m. · Money is receipted by teachers first thing in the morning. All money must be turned in to teachersby 8:00 a.m. The office cannot accept any money.· According to healthy school guidelines, no restaurant/fast food of any kind is allowed – healthy or not. To support healthy choices, birthday treats must be healthy, such as yogurt, fruit kababs, pretzels, graham crackers, and whole-grain muffins. · To protect instructional time, forgotten items, except glasses, will be placed in the teacher’s mailbox. Forgotten lunches will be placed on a designated table in the cafeteria. Students can pick them up on their way to lunch.· After afternoon dismissal, no students are allowed back into classrooms to retrieve anything they have forgotten after they have left the building.· Due to class interruption and missed instructional time, students are not allowed to attend sibling performances.· For safety precautions, balloons are not allowed in the building.· Per GCSD policy, school personnel are not allowed to touch birthday party invitations. A student can distribute invitations if all students in the class are invited.· The back entrance where car riders enter the building closes at 8:00 a.m. Even if a parent is in the line, students are considered tardy if they aren’t in the building when the bell rings.· Please send correct change or check when paying for school fees, field trips, etc. · It is vitally important to report head lice to Nurse Amy at 452-0604.· Parents, please notify daycares of early dismissals and absences.· Hair color should be a natural hair color. Non-human hair color is not acceptable.