Dena Harmon

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Hello everyone! My name is Mrs. Cook and this is my 10th year here at H.E.S. I am excited to begin our school year and look forward to teaching you! I hope to incorporate a variety of new games and fitness activities into my P.E. program; if you have any suggestions please drop them off in the suggestion box!! I am always looking for new ideas : ) Games help children learn important skills such as problem solving, sharing, following rules and directions and being a team player. Aside from games, students will be introduced to sports for recreational purposes while developing sportsmanship qualities.  These skills will help develop agility, balance, cardio-vascular endurance, flexibility and strength.

 

Contact Information: If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at 732- 872 -1476 or email me at dharmon@highlandselementary.org

Upcoming Events: 

  • Cooperation Day Tuesday, June 6th (rain date June 7th) Pre K-3rd will be on the field from 8:45-11:30 and then Grades 4-6 from 12:35-2:45
  • Anyone interested in volunteering for Cooperation day should contact Mrs. Cook or fill out the parent slip no later than June 1st.
  •  April & May Fitness Testing Grades 2-6 
  • Jump Rope for Heart took place on Thursday, February 23rd. Congratulations to HES for raising $3,893 for the American Heart Association!.

  • Our School Wide Speed Stacking Event took place on Wednesday, November 16th and Thursday, November 17th, Congratulations to 5th Grader Alexa Newell for winning the competition!
  • The Holiday Food Drive ran from November 1st - November 18th. Congratulations to Jeter Woods for winning the holiday raffle.


  May/June
P.E. Activities:

Grades Pre K- 1: scooter games, parachute and team building activities

Grades 2-3: fitness testing, parachute games, kickball lead up drills and team building activities

Grades 4-6: fitness testing, kickball unit and team building activities

P.E. Rules:

1. Sneakers Must Be Worn During P.E.

2. Please wear the appropriate clothes in P.E. (No dresses or skirts. As the colder months approach please have students bring in sweatshirts/jackets, we will be going outside. Long hair should be pulled back)

3. No Jewelry

4. Follow Directions The First Time Given

5. Respect Each other & Our Equipment

6. Do Your Best

7. Play Safe & Have Fun!

***Grades are based on preparation (including participation), behavior and attitude. Students who are unprepared more than 3 times will have a N for Needs Improvement on their report card.


Grades 2nd - 6th Mile Run dates:
4th Grade - week of 4/24
2nd Grade - week of 5/1
3rd Grade - week of 5/1
5th & 6th Grade: week of 5/10

 
What does the President's Challenge test for?

These five events test students on muscular strength, endurance, speed and agility and flexibility.

The physical fitness test/challenge rates students in three levels of achievement. They are as follows:

  • Presidential (students who achieve an outstanding level of physical fitness. Students who qualify within the 85th percentile in all five events are eligible for this award)
  • National (Students who score above the 50th percentile on all five events demonstrate a basic, yet challenging level of physical fitness.)
  • Participation (Students whose scores fall belows the 50th percentile will receive a participation certifciate for completting all of five events)

 

 

 When Does Your Child Have P.E.?

 

Pre K. Garcia: T/Th

Pre K Arbore: M

Gr. K(Toye): M & W

Gr. K (Acerra): M & Th

Gr. 2 Cusson: M & T

Gr. 3 Conrad: T & W

Gr. 4 Petriello: W & TH

Gr. 5Davis: M & T

Gr. 6 David: T & Th

 

Exercises To Do At Home: Couch sit ups, ride your bike, skate board park, take your pet for a walk or jog and play tag with siblings


2016-2017 Golden Sneaker Winners

September/October : Angelina, Cameron, Layla, Scottie, Colin, Mayrin, Marishka & Blake

October/November: Remington,Emma F, Anthony C, Kelsey C, Donnie Q, Benjamin K, Patrick, Destiny, Elijah, Brandon D, Anthony & Lily T. 

December/January: Charlie, Kaylee, James, Ryan, Cayden, Michael, Alexis

February/March: Ezekiel, Jacqueline, George, Kiera, Lilli, Justin, Kylie, Shana, Jeter and Jhalia.

April/May: Michael, Reagan, Devan, Joseph, Caleb, Dalia, Rishi, Evie, Sophie,



Helpful Health Links:

//www.choosemyplate.gov/

http://www.presidentschallenge.org

http://kidshealth.org

http://www.pecentral.org/websites/kidsites.html

http://www.marathonkids.org/

http://www.thecoolspot.gov/

http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/body/

http://exhibits.pacsci.org/nutrition/nutrition_cafe.html

http://kidnetic.com/

https://www.gonoodle.com/dashboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

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