Welcome to the South Seneca Elementary School's
Physical Education Home Page


As your child's physical education teacher, I want to inform you of my expectations for students during the school year.  I have listed many items that will help your child have a successful learning experience in physical education. 

Grades K-1 have P.E. on the days assigned to their classroom teachers: 
Hunt-Mon, Tues, Wed
Murphy-Tues, Wed, Thurs
Stasierowski-Mon, Thurs, Fri
Alsheimer-Mon, Thurs, Fri
Szymanski-Mon, Tues, Thurs
J. Dufour-Tues, Wed, Fri

Students in grades 2-5 have physical education class every day! Students in grades 2-5 should be prepared to go for an outside run on Fridays throughout the school year. Dressing in layers is a good idea.  In the event of inclement weather, we will do the run in the gymnasiums. This is a great way to get some fresh air and improve our cardiovascular endurance. 

Knowing when your child has physical education class will help them be better prepared to participate.  Please have your child wear comfortable gym shoes on days that they have physical education class.  It is very difficult and unsafe to participate fully in dress shoes, boots, sandals, crocs and flip flops.  Students wearing unsafe shoes will not be able to participate fully in the learning activities.
Lost and Found:
Students who leave items behind in the gym will have their belongings transferred to the Elementary School's Lost and Found located near the School Cafeteria.

Physical Education Class Expectations

P- Protect the Physical Education equipment
E- Enter and Exit Quietly
A- Attention: Follow all directions and be safe
C- Cooperation: Works well with others
E- Esteem: Respect others and have a good attitude.

Our K-5 P.E. Program aligns with the NASPE and New York State P.E. Standards as well as our District's P.E. Plan.
Brief Overview of the 2015-'16 Elementary P.E. Content Areas:
K-1: Introduction and Orientation, Gross Motor Skils Pre-Test, Balance and Walking Skills 
2-5: Introduction and Orientation, Fitness Baseline Test, Soccer Skills
K-1: Spatial Awareness Games and Activities, Introduction to Obstacle Course and Station Activities
2-5: Soccer Skills (con't) Great Escape Obstacle Course
K-1: Manipulative Skills using bean bags and playground balls
2-5: Volleyball Skills
K-1: Jump Rope for Heart Activities
2-5: Jump Rope for Heart Activities
K-1: Introduction to Sports Skills, Elementary School Field Day
2-5: Elementary School Field Day

National Physical Education Standards:

Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health.  The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity

A physically educated person:

Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.

Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

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Health and Wellness Links: 

Contact Information:
Mr. Asa McMahon
Physical Education Teacher