YOU ARE NOT FULLY EDUCATED UNTIL YOU ARE PHYSICALLY EDUCATED
Hello and Welcome. We hope our site will keep you informed as to what your child will be doing during their participation in PE. Our goal is to build knowledgeable and healthy students who will stay active for a lifetime. We use a variety of activities to keep students interested and motivated in exercise to ensure our students are getting the maximum benefits of physical education.
Here are a few important things we want to share with you concerning PE at FFES:
Ferry Farm Students should:
- Try their best
- Wear tennis shoes and proper P. E. attire
- Cooperate with others
- Be safe in all of their actions
- Help their fellow students
- Be polite and respect teachers and students
- Be quiet when entering and leaving the gym area
- Respect all indoor and outdoor P. E. equipment
- Food, drinks, gum and candy do not enter the gym area
- Wear tennis shoes and proper P. E. attire when participating
- Keep hands and feet to yourself
- Always show great sportsmanship
- Do not leave the gym area without permission from a teacher
- Respect others
- "Whistle" - stop - look – listen
- "Hand clap" - stop - look - listen
Illness and injuries:
Parents, please send a signed note by you or your child’s doctor stating whether your child should be completely exempt or allowed limited participation in P.E.
Running Across Virginia:
Students will run each PE class when the weather permits. We will record their laps and convert their laps into miles as a class. Students begin in Alexandria then work their way around the state, visiting at least one town in each of the regions of Virginia. Classes will be rewarded with a free day and popsicle party when they run 1/3 of the way, then will receive shoe charms when they run 2/3 of the way and if they reach Cumberland Gap, they will receive another free day and popsicle party. Maps of Virginia and the progress of each class are posted outside of the PE Room.
October Students of the Month
Allen - Dominic Innocenti
Bowler - Pippa Jones
Brooks - Jonathan Ramos Diaz
Hanson - Isabella Smothers
Wells - Jasbel Rivera Lopez
Grau - Lillian Thomas
May - Carter Schubert
Shenk - Layla Boyd
Walker - Lane Eagleton
Boelte - Tristan Vahle
Lewis - Marleny Marin-Reynoso
Copas - Sahra Siddiq
Cruse - Seth Wolfenbarger
Humphrey - Ellanah Gentry
Alley - Ranya Al-Tikriti
Lee - Jeremy Laidley
Sparico - Jack Yealy
Baker - Rachel Larkin
Broadnax - Sebastian Hazlett
Velardi - Garrett Covert
Byers -Tyler Pulliam
Newton - Ally Hopkins
Covert - Jason Musselman
Roberts - Nevaeh Millsap
Sloan -Makaylah Shevokas
Lorenz - Jordan Perez
Whited - Patrick McOsker
Valera - Sebastian Menard
We had 115 students sign up for the Great Train Race which helped us to win first place for participation and $500 for our school. Thank you for coming out on a Sunday morning to support our students and our school. We had a beautiful day and all of our students finished their race. We enjoy watching former and current Ferry Farm students run.
Thank you Mr. Hampton for generously giving of your time and expertise to help our PE department. We had 30 students sign up for the After- School Karate class. Thank you parents for your support!
The state of Virginia will no longer use the Presidential Physical Fitness test for testing students in physical fitness. As of 2006, the state of Virginia will use the FITNESSGRAM for student assessment in physical education. The following assessments from the FITNESSGRAM will be administered to our students: Curl-ups, Push-ups, Pacer, Trunk lift and back saver sit and reach. For more information, click here: Fitness Gram website. or http://www.presidentialyouthfitnessprogram.org/resources/index.shtml
SCPS has purchased a program that allows you to track your child's Physical Fitness Scores. The scores will follow your child through high school. You can go to the site below and look at your child's scores then you and your child can set goals for the year. You will only see your own child's scores. To log in, the USERNAME is your child's ID number (testing #) and the PASSWORD is his/her last name exactly as it appears. If you need your child's ID number, please contact us for it. We look forward to seeing what goals everyone sets for themselves.
We want to extend a huge thank you to Chris Lynn. Mr. Lynn donated his time and expertise to build our school a great bridge to connect our two outdoor fields. This allows our school flexibility for special events as well as for our PE classes. Mr. Lynn you are always an eagle in our hearts.
The bridge was used during the Eagle Flight Run on Friday, November 13.
We want to thank Chris Innocenti of Jungle Boys for his constant support of our PE program. Mr. Innocenti has donated various equipment to our school and purchased a new white board so we can post the day's activities and goals.
We want to thank all of our amazing volunteers who gave their time to make the day a success for our students. We couldn't do it without you! Also, thank you to our wonderful PTA for supplying Kona Ice to refresh our students and staff - Everyone loved it!
We would like to thank Ferry Farm Sheetz for providing lunch for our wonderful Field Day Volunteers. We appreciate their partnership with Ferry Farm Elementary. Their generosity is truly appreciated.