Welcome to Ogden Elementary
Mrs. Kelly Roderick and Ms. Rosemarie D'Ambrosio
Our goal is to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge that will allow them to lead healthy, active lifestyles. To meet this goal, we teach students developmentally appropriate tasks and sport related activities, which provide the skills foundation for future physical activity. Along with skills, we instill confidence, a positive sense of self esteem, appreciation of one's own skill level, body awareness and cooperative effort through participation. We are committed to making physical education fun, so that they will continue to enjoy physical activity as they get older.
All classes will follow a 6 day cycle. Please view our schedule to see when your child has physical education. Also, remind your child to wear his/her sneakers on days that they have class. In order for your child to participate safely, sneakers are a requirement. Please note that "backless" sneakers, platform sneakers, boots, heeleys and sandals are not permitted since they not only inhibit skill development but also present safety concerns in class. Wearing the proper footwear helps to enhance your child's overall physical development while also serving to provide for safe participation. Please know that insuring your child's safety at all times is a top priority of our program. Therefore, jewelry is not allowed in Physical Education as well. No bracelets, necklaces, rings, rope bracelets, hoops or hanging earrings (including "huggies") are not permitted. Only "stud type" earrings are allowed in class-there are no exceptions. Your child will not be able to participate unless properly prepared for class. A parent letter stating the above is sent home at the beginning of every school year.
Health and Physical Education Learning Standards
Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness
Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.
Standard 2: A Safe and Healthy Environment
Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe a healthy environment.
Standard 3: Resource Management
Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.
Why is Physical Education so Important??
Helps Reduce Risk of Heart Disease
Improves Physical Fitness
Creates Stronger Bones
Provides Weight Regulation
Implements Self Discipline
Creates Skill Development
Provides Experince for Setting Goals
Improves Self Confidence and Self Esteem
Helps Stress Reduction
Strengthens Peer Relationships
Helps Reduce Risk of Depression
Creates a More Active Lifestyle
The following activities are taught throughout the year:
Cooperative Games**Physical Fitness Testing**Soccer**Volleyball**Circus Arts**
Students of the Month
All students have the opportunity to be the Student of the Month. They are not chosen soley on their athletic abilites, but more importantly on behavior and sportsmanship. Each month, students start with a clean slate. If chosen, students become the teacher's helper for the month. Their responsibilites include, but are not limited to, setting up and breaking down equipment, assisting in demonstration and leading stretches. Please view the following link for the Students of the Month.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body,
it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.
~ John F. Kennedy