Welcome to Physical Education MNS 290


Welcome to PE at PS 290

Dear Families,

Our goal in Physical Education is for everyone to learn to make healthy choices and feel successful when participating in a variety of activities. This enables students to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity and develop healthy habits, which will hopefully continue throughout their lives.

Students will be encouraged to have fun and enjoy PE.  They will also be encouraged to participate to the best of their ability in a wide variety of activities.  At the elementary level, certain skills are taught so that students will be able to pursue competitive sports as well as lifetime sports.  
Your child will have PE once or twice a week and sneakers are required in class.  Appropriate shoes must have a non marking rubber sole and cover the entire foot.  If sandals, open back shoes, high heel shoes or leather soled boots are worn to school, the student must bring appropriate shoes for PE. They will be allowed to change before class begins  Cleats and Roller shoes are not allowed in PE class.  Shoelaces must be laced snugly and tied on top of the shoe.  If your child does not have appropriate shoes they will not be allowed to participate that day.

*****If your child has any physical disabilities, please let us know.  Problems such as chronic asthma, allergies, heart problems, diabetes, etc. need to be documented and kept in our files in the PE office.  Prior knowledge will help us to monitor your child closely and correct or alleviate any issues that may arise. The safety of every child is our number one priority during Physical Education.
Should any questions, concerns, or issues come up please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email (Allow 24 hours for a response). I am looking forward to another fabulous and fun year here at PS 290.
Thank you,

Tommy LaPierre

Michael Miller
Physical Education Teachers

Girls at Recess

Units to be covered

Tag Games
Throwing and Catching
Tossing - Overhand/Underhand
Locomotor Skill Development
Field Day Preparation



Things to Remember

K through 3rd Grade

Students in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade will be tested on various components of the FitnessGram Test in order to prep them for 4th Grade. Once the student reaches 4th Grade, the test counts for real. Students will be tested on Push-Ups, Curl-Ups, PACER Test, Sit-and-Reach Test, Height and Weight measurement, and Trunk Lift.

4th and 5th Grade

It is a health-related, criterion-based assessment, which means it helps minimize comparisons between children and instead supports students as they pursue personal fitness goals for lifelong health. Students in 4th and 5th Grade will complete the FitnessGram Test in the Winter. Students will complete this test every year from 4th Grade to 12th Grade. The test consists of Push-Ups, Curl-Ups, Sit-and-Reach, PACER Test, Height and Weight Measurement, and Trunk Lift. The standards change for grade levels as the student gets older.


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