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.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL PARENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR RUNNING CLUB. WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!!!
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/
FIELD DAY - June 7
Field day is Friday, June 7. Volunteer forms will go home the week of May 20. We appreciate all who are willing to volunteer their time or donate cups or ice for the event. We also need to borrow 5 gallon water coolers to fill with water to give our students a water break during the day. Thank you!
April 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.
Wheeler - Kasin Decatur
Lewis - Lillian Evans and Sophia Shumanski
Copas - Tristen Grimsley
McGowan - Rozlyn Jacob and Aaliyah Seals
Humphrey - Benny Smith
Alley - Ellanah Gentry and Marleny Marin-Reynoso
Forrest -Ella Hill
Sparico - Joseph Clarke
Baker - Za'Kiyah McTeer and Allissa Boswell
Kucala - Benjamin Smith and Joel Camilleri
Velardi -Alisson Reyes
Byers - Lily Dupee and Raeghan Parker
Newton - Jasmine Hayden and Annabella Cremisio
Covert - Allie Kinsella
Dodd - Landen Anderson and Jordan Treyo
Roberts - Jason Musselman
Sloan - Carlito Lee
Valera - Natilie Miller and Marilyn Powell
Bodnarchuk - Jaden Cadogan
Kids Heart Challenge
We had 62 students attend our Kids Heart Challenge event. We earned $3886 for the American Heart Association. We would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Kies, Mrs. Sigmon and Mr. Shumanski for helping us with the event. We would also like to thank all of the parents who sent in healthy snacks for our students - they were very appreciative. Thank you!!
We had 27 students participate this year. Mr. Hampton again generously donated his time and expertise to support our school. We earned $540 for our school. We were able to purchase 30 small plaground balls, 48 soft hockey pucks and 36 hockey sticks with the money. Thank you so much for your support.
Washington Capitals Fitness Challenge
This year, students in third grade are participating in the Washington Capitals Fitness Challenge. Students participate in 5 challenges: Body Squats, Sit Ups, Jumping Jacks, Push Ups and the Mile Run. All students participating receive a wristband. If students pass the challenge by the standards given, they receive a Capitals logo charm to attach to their wristband so each student can earn up to 5 logo charms. If you would like more information on the challenge go to: WashingtonCaps.com/fitness
FFES FITNESS RECORDS
We have a new Fitness Record Board in our new gym. We will give students opportunities during the year to try to break records and get their name on the board. If your name is already there, we'd love for you to come in and get your picture taken with it so we can put it into our photo gallery on our webpage.
This summer our gym received a complete overhaul. We have great new floors. The walls have been painted and sound boards have been installed. It looks amazing. Please stop by to see it.
We are in need of empty pringles cans. If it is something you eat and don't use the cans, please donate them to PE. We use them for bowling and target activities. Thank you.
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 would like to thank Ferry Farm Sheetz for providing chips, drinks and cookies for lunch for our wonderful Field Day Volunteers. We appreciate their partnership with Ferry Farm Elementary. Their generosity is truly appreciated.