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Note to Parents

Pillager Elementary Physical Education Department

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to providing your child with an exciting and rewarding physical education program. The P. E. classes will prove to be an integral phase in their physical and social development. We take pride in our program and are committed to giving the students the best instruction possible.

The aim of the physical education program at Pillager Elementary School is to develop and improve students’ personal fitness and motor skills by providing developmentally appropriate activities through purposeful, creative and enjoyable instruction. By incorporating challenging yet achievable tasks, the students will attain positive attitudes about physical activity and movement.  

Your child’s locomotor movement, manipulative skills, personal behavior, affective behaviors including listening and following directions, teamwork, and sportsmanship as well as fitness level will be monitored and assessed each quarter.  These are cumulative grades based off teacher observation and rubrics, not individual daily points.  For this reason, these grades will not be posted in the online gradebook until the end of each quarter.  During the quarter, if your son/daughter is in the 75 point/C range for any of these grades, you will be notified early enough for intervention and a chance for them to improve their behaviors and raise their grade. 

All individual grades are worth 100 points:

100=A

85=B

75=C

In between and lower point values will be used as appropriate.

Every child is expected to participate to the best of their ability each day they attend There are days however, when illness or injury may inhibit your child’s ability to participate. If so, please send a note with your child, with a brief description regarding the nature of the restriction.  If the condition restricts activity for more than 2 consecutive days, a doctor’s note will be required.

We are concerned about your child’s safety and for that reason, we ask that they wear athletic or running type shoes. Shoes with heals, boots or sandals (such as crocs) make it difficult for children to participate safely. We strongly encourage students to wear socks with their shoes and girls that choose to wear dresses or skirts should wear shorts underneath their clothing. If your child should not wear proper shoes, they will be asked to walk the perimeter of the gym or field the duration of P.E. class time.   

If your child has any ongoing health concerns or restrictions that we need to be aware of, please send a detailed note with instructions for their class participation limitations.

The classroom teachers will have physical education schedules posted in their classrooms.  A master schedule will also be posted outside the gym and on the P.E. website.

The information on this letter will be posted on the P. E. Web Page for you to view anytime. Please check our website often for updates and photos.  Thank you for your support. We look forward to working with your child! 

Sonja Riddle                                                                     Penny Grimsley