Welcome to Locker Room News!

"Play Like A Champion Today!"
~Notre Dame Fighting Irish~

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Communication is key to any class! Please remind your son or daughter to wear comfortable clothing to move in during physical education class. It is also important to have sneakers at all times while in the gym. Dress shoes, sandals, platforms, crocs, boots etc... are not allowed ~  even if they have rubber soles, sneakers are a must! This is for safety purposes.

Please view the curriculum extension schedule page to find out what "day" it is (PE, Music, Art, Library).  We suggest to keep a pair of sneakers in the classroom or in student book bags, so they are prepared for PE.  The curriculum extension schedule has many changes due to holidays, field trips, assemblies and snow days.   

A Pedometer Program was initiated a few years with all third and fourth grade classes. The goal of the Pedometer Program is to try to improve not only student fitness and nutrition knowledge, but family awareness as well.  Due to the increased interest with the pedemoters, we would like to continue using them regularly within our third and fourth grade PE classes.   Our goal is to stress the importance of exercising and eating healthy everyday.  We hope that students will set goals for themselves within class (increasing pedometer steps and burning calories) and outside of school with backyard activities, competitive sports, walking, biking etc...

In our opinion, we believe that sports make people better.  We've experienced it ourselves as athletes growing up, and more recently have seen it with our own kids. Playing with a team increases confidence and motivates kids to aim for higher education.  Kids who play sports learn values and life lessons that extend well beyond the playing field.  

When sports are paired with education, even more incredible things happen.  Student athletes are absent from school 50% less than non-athletes and have fewer discipline problems.  They have an 11% higher graduation rate and are four times more likely to attend college.  

Please encourage your son or daughter to seek out the numerous sport opportunities our community provides. We are so fortunate to have a variety activities to choose from.  
 
Our intramural program has begun with fourth grade students.  Intramurals meets from 2:15- 3:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Students must have a ride at 3:00 to participate unless they can walk home or attend the after school JFK program.  Our first session will go from October - December.   We also have a second session (January - March) and a third session (April - May).
 
Field Day this year will be on Friday, June 1.  Mrs. Valley and Mr. Ball are already planning this exciting day for all Forest students to enjoy.  :)
 
If you have any questions about Forest's PE program, please feel free to stop by or contact Mrs. Valley or Mr. Ball anytime.