West Elementary - Physical Education
Students are expected to follow the “A,B,C’s” of Physical Education:
Act Safely: Control your body and be aware of others.
Be prepared: Bring P.E. clothes & sneakers.
Cooperate with others: Demonstrate proper social behavior & sportsmanship.
Do your Best: Effort is important in everything we do.
Equipment must be used with care: Take care of the equipment we use & always put it away.
The Objectives of the Elementary Physical Education program is designed to:
1.) Promote physical fitness
2.) Increase self awareness
3.) Respect for others & school property
4.) Safe working habits
5.) A positive attitude
6.) Promote good sportsmanship, honesty and fair play
7.) Promote a positive desire for physical activity
8.) Responsible personal and social behavior while participating in physical activity
9.) Increase physical and mental growth
10.) Experience a variety of physical activities
FUN FACTS: 62% of 9-13 year-olds do not participate in any organized physical activity during non-school hours. (Center for Disease Control) Young people 13-24 years old spend an average of 16.7 hours a week online, 13.6 hours watching TV, 7.7 hours talking on the phone and 6 hours reading books and magazines. (Harris Interactive and Teenage Research Unlimited)