We will be using activities from the SPARK Physical Education program. SPARK (Sports, Play, and Active Recreation for Kids) is an “Exemplary Program” of the U.S. Dept. of Education. SPARK research has shown that students who participate in at least three 30-minute SPARK PE classes each week do as well or better than others on standardized academic test scores.
SPARK PE is a unique program designed to help teachers like myself lead activities that are inclusive, highly active, integrate academic and wellness concepts, and are fun for all students. Additionally, instructional units are designed to develop students’ motor, cognitive, and social skills.
Physical activity must be done regularly to achieve health benefits. Therefore, your child’s participation is very important. If your child is sick or unable to participate in all activities, please let me know via note or email prior to the scheduled class.
Experts recommend children receive at least 60 minutes of physical activity each and every day. Please help your child meet these recommendations by helping them to seek opportunities to be active outside of school. Each month your child will receive a SPARK Home Play which corresponds to the unit of instruction in the spotlight that month. Put the Home Play on your refrigerator and prompt your child to do the suggested activities throughout the month.
Click here to visit the Kindergarten – 2nd grade page
Click here to visit the 3rd-5th grade page
Click here to visit the Middle School page
You will find links to the athletic forms required for students to compete in any athletics while at Christ the King under the “Student Life” tab > “Athletics”. Each form is good for the entire school year. Sports Physicals are good for 13 months.
Click here to see PE equipment needs both for replacing worn out equipment and new equipment that will enhance our program.