Physical Education

Physical Education


P.E. Mission Statement:

To empower students with the strategies and self-efficacy necessary to promotes the desire to live a healthy and active life-style for all San Mateo-Foster City students.

Program Description:

Physical education is a subject that develops physical fitness and the ability to perform and enjoy day-to-day physical activities with ease.  Kids will develop proficiency in necessary skills and movement to allow them to participate in a wide range of activities such as; basketball, tennis, baseball, soccer, or football.  Daily physical education classes will prepare kids to be physically and mentally active, fit and healthy into adulthood.

Philosophy:

The goal of the Foster City Physical Education program is to provide students with adequate knowledge and skills that they can apply to physical activity and its benefits for a lifetime.   Through weekly participation in fitness and movement skills, students will foster an appreciation for personal fitness and other cooperative group work skills to becoming a productive member of the Foster City Elementary community.

Each lesson that the students participate in  is carefully planned to meet California P.E. State Standards.

Shoes, Water, Hat, etc.....

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to the 2018/2019 academic school year at Foster City Elementary.  John Naulu, Wendy Schoen, Siwin Chu, and I feel very privileged to be your child’s physical education coaches at this wonderful school.  We would like to inform you of our P.E. expectations that we have for each day that your child participates in our classes.  Please help your child prepare for P.E. each day by:

(1)    Wearing the Correct Shoes:  Help your child chose shoes that will be comfortable to wear during P.E. class.  Students that wear open toe sandals, heals, boos, or any shoe that may cause them injuries will not be able to participate in physical education class.  Also, their shoes may get dirty.  It is not necessary to wear new shoes.

(2)    Dress Appropriately: Your child will need to dress in comfortable clothes that they can run, jump, and exercise in.

(3)    Safety / Skills:  Daily physical education class teaches skills and concepts, develops fitness, helps students develop strategies to improve skills, and provides safety amongst each other.

(4)    Hydration: Students will ALWAYS be given adequate water breaks; however, packing a water bottle will allow for your child to avoid long lines during water breaks.

(5)    Have Fun!: Your child is going to learn several new exercises and athletic movement skills this year.  Parents / Guardians can help to continue to build these movements and skills at home by encouraging your child to show you what they learned weekly in physical class.

If at any time during the school year your child cannot participate in physical education class, a doctor’s note is required.  Dr. notes must indicate duration of absence and the activities that the child can or cannot do.

Coach John, Coach Wendy, Coach Siwin, and I all look forward to teaching your child health and fitness this school year.

Sincerely,

Mr. Anthony Kralj, Coach Wendy, Coach John, & Coach Siwin