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.
We hope everyone is doing well. Remember to get up and move while you are at home. Here is a link to some things to do at home (found also on SCPS website under "At Home Learning"):
Look to see what others are doing (send your pictures to scottpa@staffordschools). We will add you to the slideshow!
Kids Heart Challenge
WOW!!! We earned $5,202.24 for the American Heart Association. Thank you so much for supporting such a good cause. We had 58 students in 4th and 5th grades attend the event. We want to thank our wonderful parents who took time out of their busy schedules to volunteer. Thank you: Ms. Hall, Ms. Kies, Ms. Cloud, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Ingram, Ms. Cook, Ms. Dwyer and Ms. Thompson for helping with the event and helping with clean up. Also, a big thank you to all of the parents who sent in healthy snacks for our students, they really enjoyed them.
February Students of the Month
This year we are giving out special stickers of the day to kindergarten and first grade students in leiu of the student of the month awards. This enables more students to get recognized in those grade levels.
Lewis - Ember Eubanks-Reyes & Kathryn Nicholson
Smith -Katherine Hall
McGowan - Maryam Afshar & Isla Rolf
Frye - Charlotte Avila
Roberts - Alayna Liska & Arriyah Taylor-Lynch
Forrest -Alex King
Sparico - Louis Purcell
Baker - Alicia Le
Kucala -Frederick Summers
Chambers -Ryan Thompson & Seth Wolfenbarger
Byers - Layna Acors
Newton - Mason Stevens & Kody TenHoeve
Copas - Za'Kiyah McTeer & Madelaine Probst
Bodnarchuk - Yasmine Elghnimi
Lentz -Holley Habron
Sloan - Lily Dupee & Brianna Adel
Valera - Hailey Burgess & Rachel Larkin
Alley - Wyatt Crouse
Dodd - Jake Chavez
We had 40 students sign up for our After School Karate Class. 100% of the proceeds went to the PE Department. We have purchased new balls, roller racers, field paint, volleyball nets and agility rings with the money so far. Thank you again for supporting our PE Department.
FIELD DAY - June 7
We want to thank all of our wonderful volunteers for helping with Field Day. You all helped to make the day a success and lots of fun for our students.
Thank you to Chris Jaeger for coming in at 7 a.m. to help set up then help the entire day.
Thank you to our wonderful PTA for providing Kona Ice and working it the entire day.
Thank you to Blysdale Farm for donating straw bales for the obstacle course.
Thank you to Josef Denette for donating 6 five gallon coolers to our school.
Thank you to UMW Athletics for donating ice and 10 gallon coolers for the event.
Running Club will be in April. Watch for information coming home after our break in March.
THE GREAT TRAIN RACE
We want to thank all of our eagles who came out in the rain to run the race. You all represented our school so well. We would like to also thank Mr. Freeman and all of our teachers and staff that came out and cheered on our students despite the weather. We had over 115 students participate which allowed us to once again take first place for participation which came with a crystal trophy and a $500 check for the PE department.
A special thank you to DESTINE' Design for sponsoring our team and for making our wonderful team shirts. Their website: https://www.destine.design/
All schools in Virginia test students in 4th through 10th grades using the FITNESSGRAM physical fitness test 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.