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Cup Stacking Club begins January 8, 2019

Cup Stacking Tournament is March 23, 2019

WELCOME BACK TO ST. JANE’S SCHOOL FOR THE 2018 – 2019 SCHOOL YEAR.

I AM IN SEARCH OF PARENT VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH FITNESSGRAM STATIONS THE FIRST THREE TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.  HELP IS GREATLY NEEDED IN THE AFTERNOONS WITH THE 7TH AND 8TH GRADE STUDENTS.  if YOU CAN HELP PLEASE CONTACT MR. McGARVEY AT  whats4gym@rcn.com

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES  for Grades 3 to 8 will begin on August 28th and 29th with Fitnessgram.  Activities include: the mile run, flexed arm hang, sit & reach, trunk lift, curl-ups, and shuttle run.

STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING A WATER BOTTLE TO GYM (WITH THEIR NAME ON IT) FOR THE MILE RUN.

HEALTH CLASS for 8th Grade will begin August 30th.  Remember to bring a notebook plus your summer reading CPR vocabulary list.  There will be a CPR vocabulary test on Thursday, September 6th.

“BREAKING NEWS” FOR 8TH GRADERS AND THEIR PARENTS.  FYI in 2019 Pennsylvania will pass legislation that CPR/AED training will be MANDATORY before High School graduation.  There are 37 States that already have this legislation in place.

SERVICE  HOURS  OPPORTUNITY FOR 7th and 8th GRADERS A possible 17 hours of community service hours are available.  HOW??? Helping out at Cup Club.  You all stacked cups in gym.  Now you can help the younger students develop cup stacking skills.  WHEN??? Ten Tuesdays after Christmas break.  Until 3:00 in the gym.  That will give you 10 hours.  You can add an ADDITIONAL 7 HOURS by being a judge at the Cup Stacking Tournament on March 23rd.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW HOW TO STACK TO HELP AT CUP CLUB.

HEALTH HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS  for Grades 7 and 8 can be found on Miss Mello’s “E Board” or  Mrs. Schroeder’s “Remind App”.  For 6th Grade they can be found on Ms. Berge and Mrs. Pizzuto’s webpage.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADES

Physical Education Grades – At the beginning of each marking period all students recieve a satisfactory (passing) grade in Effort and Conduct. Lack of effort or poor behavior in class will show on Power School that the student is deficient in those areas.

The student’s final trimester grade in PE is based on individual skills, game skills, knowledge of rules, team play, sportsmanship, effort, and conduct.

Students in Grades 1 and 2 are graded on basic Physical Education Skills, Effort, and Conduct. They will receive a skills evaluation sheet to let you know how they are performing in certain areas. For example, locomotor skills, ball skills, jump rope skills, tumbling skills, rhythmic activities, game skills, etc. On their report card they will receive a “PLUS MARK +” (Very Good), a “SLASH MARK / ” (Satisfactory) or a “MINUS – ” (Needs Improvement).

Students in Grades 3 and 4 will also receive a skills evaluation sheet along with their regular trimester grade.

Conduct in Physical Education class – All students should demonstrate the 6 traits of Good Character (A Life Skill) during PE Class. Those traits are: Trustworthy, Responsibility, Respect, Fairness, Caring, and Good Citizenship. If a student fails to do so he or she will be removed from the activity. In addition Grades 6, 7, and 8 will also follow the policy for self -discipline.

Students are also expected to do “NED”. This stands for: Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best.

HEALTH GRADES – MAJOR CHANGES ON THE NEW REPORT CARDS FOR GRADES 3 TO 8

Health is still a Minor Subject even though it is now listed as a Sub Code under Physical Education. Grading for Health has now changed to a + (PLUS) Exceeds Expections (A numerical Grade of 90 or above or a letter Grade of Very Good or Outstanding). / (CHECK) Meets Expectations (A numerical Grade of 75 to 89 or a letter Grade of Satisfactory or Good). – (MINUS) Does Not Meet Expectations (A numerical Grade of 74 or lower or a letter Grade of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory).

A minimun Health Grade of a / CHECK is required in order to receive Honor Status.

HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT MY CHILD’S GRADE IS IN HEALTH CLASS??? In order to find out your child’s Health Grade you must go to Physical Education on Power School and touch the numerical Grade in the Trimester column. This will open up so you may see your child’s Health test scores, homework assignments, etc. However, it will not give you their average for the trimester. In order to find out their trimester average you must compute their average by going back to the old formula of adding their grades and dividing by the number of items for that trimester.

(A check mark under a homework assignment has no numerical or letter grade value it means that the assignment has been completed. A zero (0) under a homework assignment means that the assignment was not completed and the zero will be averaged into their grade until the assignment IS COMPLETED.)

Health for Grades 6, 7 and 8 – If you wish to know the procedure for health class rules, homework, and tests ask your son/daughter to show you “The Pledge” which should be their very first page of their health notebook. The main factors for determining the students health grade are: Test scores, Homework assignments, Projects, Participation in class.

Health for Grades 3 through 5 – The main factors for determining the students health grade are: Knowledge of the material, Participation in class, and completed homework assigments.

 

*More parent information can be found online at www.stjaneschool.com/parents/