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    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are looking forward to seeing familiar faces, and new faces! We can't wait to get this year started and get your child up and moving! Please pay attention to your child's PE days, so you know when to dress them in comfortable clothes, and ATHLETIC (tennis) SHOES. 

    Rae Matthews-PE Teacher

     
     

     I have 23 years experience in the field of Physical Education. I taught for 1 year at Royal Middle School, 10 years at Kingwood High School along with coaching volleyball and track, 1 year at Atascocita Middle School, and this is my 12th year here at Pine Forest Elementary. I have 2 children that went through PFE, and are now currently at AHS. I am very exctied to get to know your child/children throughout this fun filled year! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have.

     
    Our PE Mission Statement:
    All elementary school aged children will participate in a physical education program that will increase physical competence, health-related fitness, and self responsibility so that they can establish physical activity as a natural part of everyday life.
     

    SAFETY FOR ALL!

    To ensure the safety of our students and staff, please check in at the new security vestibule in the front foyer by presenting your driver’s license each time you visit our school and by wearing your visitor’s badge for identification on your shirt.  Prior to leaving, return your badge to the front foyer for check out. We appreciate your patience as we make updates to our security plan, and provide access on special event days. The safety of our students is a top priority!

     
    Our PE Behavioral Expectations:
    *Be Responsible
    *Be Respectful
    *Be Safe
    *Always Be A Learner
     
    What our class will look like:
     
    Your child will come to PE 2 times during the week. The rotation schedule, and parent information letter are attached under helpful documents. Please view these if you need to know when your child has PE. It is very important that they have on the correct shoes (athletic type that either velcro or tie) and comfortable clothing for PE. Each PE class will be 45 minutes in length. We will warm up, have a lesson, then activity to practice what we learned. We will also jog on some of the days. 
     
    Students will meet outside under the pavilion at the beginning of class to receive instructions for the day. We will then begin our stretches, lesson and do our activity for the day. 
     
    PFE Marathon Challenge:
     
    Our goal is to complete 26.2 miles (a marathon) before the end of the year. Panther paws will be given out for every 5 miles a student completes and a t-shirt will be given out to each student that reaches 26.2 miles (a marathon) at the end of the year. Panther Paws may be put on a chain, ribbon, shoelace, etc... We want the students to be able to show off their success!
    Cardiovascular fitness is a very important part of daily exercise that students need to learn at an early age.
     
    A few important items:
    *Please remember to wear appropriate clothes and shoes on the days you have PE. Athletic type shoes with laces or velcro straps are required for PE days.
    *Please send in a note if you do not want your child to participate in PE for the day, due to illness or injury. A parent note is good for 1 day only. Please send in another note if you need your child to sit out again. Doctor's notes are good for the amount of time stated on the note. 
    *Water bottles ARE a must this year. Please make sure the students name is on their water bottle to avoid any sharing of germs!  
    *If students need to sit out due to illness, or have the incorrect clothes/shoes on, they will go to Music. They will need to check in with me first.
    *Please remember to send your child with a note if he/she can not participate in PE.
    *It is very important to please make sure your child has their tennis shoes on for their PE days.

     
    Contact Information:
    Rae Matthews
    281-641-2180