Physical Education

GYM UNIFORM INFORMATION

The following may be worn:  

  • Gray T-shirt with the burgundy X – long or short sleeve
  • Burgundy T-shirt with white X – long or short sleeve
  •  Black mesh shorts no more than 2 inches above knee (ONLY Flynn & O’Hara Shorts)
  •  PLAIN black sweat pants straight leg or banded ankle OR Walmart Hanes Brand PLAIN black sweatpants (no stripes, logos and no nylon material)
  •  Sneakers appropriate for physical education class, e.g., no skate sneakers.
  • White or black socks which come up over the ankle.
  •  Gray or burgundy Raider Spiritwear crewneck sweatshirt
  •  NO HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS CAN BE WORN IN CLASS OR SCHOOL.

*ALL SWEAT PANTS AND SWEATSHIRTS SHOULD BE MARKED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME*

PROGRAM

The program for the primary grades (K - 3) will emphasize the development of Perceptual-Motor Skills, which include such things as locomotor and non-locomotor skills (running, skipping, hopping, bending, stretching, etc.), manipulative skills, balance, movement exploration, and various game activities.

The program for the upper grades (4 - 8) concentrates on the development of fundamental sport skills, lead-up games, and rules for the various team sports, as well as fitness skills.

Although different skills and activities are utilized in both programs, the importance and value of regular physical activity is strongly emphasized. Research has shown that aerobic exercise prepares the brain to learn, improves mood and attention, and lowers stress and anxiety. Each class basically consists of four parts: Warm-up activity, fitness development activity, lesson focus activity, followed by a game activity.

GYM DAYS

Tuesdays: PK-4, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Fridays: Grades 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

EXCUSES

When your child needs to be excused from participation in Physical Education class, a note from home is required. When the duration of the excuse is for several classes, a doctor's note is required.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

1. All jewelry (including watches) should be removed for class. (It may be best that they leave jewelry at home that day.) Absolutely no dangling or hoop earrings.

2. All long hair should be pulled back into a ponytail, braids, etc. for your child's safety.

   

Mrs. Denice Bortner

Education:  M.S.Ed., Physical Education- Northern Illinois University.

B.S., Recreational Services Education - University of Connecticut.

Professional Experience:  Physical Education Teacher: St. Joseph, Annunciation, Sacred Heart, 1989 – 1991

Physical Education Teacher: St. Joseph, 1997 – present

Health Teacher: St. Joseph, 2004 - present

Physical Education Teacher: St. Francis Xavier, 2005 – present

Married to Robert Bortner and have two children, Kristen and Matt.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION RULES

RESPECT:

  • Yourself (Work hard and safely to improve your fitness level)
  • Others (Always encourage, never put down)
  •  Equipment (Use properly)

I hope to make Physical Education a fun and learning activity time. Please encourage your child (ren) to be active at home as well.

If you have any questions about the Physical Education program, please do not hesitate to contact me. You may leave your name and phone number at the school office and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you. Mrs. Denise Bortner

EXERCISE – “Miracle-Gro For The Brain"