I’m Eric Spath, the Physical Education Teacher at Beverley Manor. I’m looking forward to seeing your children and helping them learn skills, games, and activities to develop their physical fitness. My main objective in helping your child is to give them activities they can enjoy, and by this appreciate being active in their life.
Our program will consist of many activities designed to develop motor skills, body awareness and coordination. This simply means that we’re going to show and teach your child how to perform movements in a game or activity. We will also be doing a lot of physical fitness activities as well.
Skills will not be graded, but your child will be graded for effort, attitude and participation. The classroom teacher will have the primary responsibility for assigning marks to the report cards.
To help your child’s success in the physical education program, your help in having your child prepared are greatly appreciated. Students need to be dressed in comfortable, suitable clothing for physical activity. Tennis shoes or sneakers are required. The simplest solution to making sure your child is prepared is to bring an extra pair The FIRST day for their lockers or cubbies. That way they’ll have a pair even when they’re dressing up that day. This makes it easier on them that they already are set for P.E.
Parents, please be aware of the day your child has PE so they do not show up for class without the proper clothes.
Any time your child needs to be excused from physical education due to an illness or injury, please send a note with the child to school. Any prolonged injury needs to be excused by a Doctor’s note.
Finally, in order to provide the best instruction for your child, please let me know of any physical limitations that would require an adaptation for your child. Please take a few minutes to complete the attached form. Then keep the top portion for your information, sign and send back the form to the classroom teacher.
Thank you very much and I hope your child has a great year with us!
Beverley Manor E.S.