One of the main goals of physical education in schools is the promotion of lifelong, worthwhile physical activity. Many studies have shown that long-term participation in physical activities has a significant and positive impact on a person’s physical health, social, and emotional well being. Any activity that emphasizes self improvement, cooperation, and participation instead of winning and losing will help provide the skills for a lifelong commitment to movement.
As our curriculum and our emphasis in Parkland School District evolves toward a more fitness-based area, opportunities must be designed to help students understand a lifelong commitment. Although I try to impress upon the students the need for physical exercise, the 45 minutes a week that elementary classes meet is clearly not enough time. Fitness activities should be used to help children increase personal physical fitness levels and should be designed to help them understand and value the important concepts of physical fitness. The ultimate goal should be to empower the students to become physically active on their own time.
10/4 -Sukkot Begins at Sundown
10/9 – Columbus Day (Schools Closed)
10/11 – Sukkot Ends at Sundown
10/19 – Diwali
10/20 – Early Dismissal (1:45 pm)
10/27 – Elementary Halloween Parade (2:15 pm)
10/31 – Halloween
Updated last on: 10/2/2017