The annual Battle of the Badges was very competitive this year. Sgt. Dectective Mike Yoder represented the Newton Police Department and Sheriff Chad Gay represented the Harvey County Sheriff's Dept. In the end Sheriff Gay walked away with the traveling trophy. We want to thank them both for donating thier time and look forward to next year. The Stack Up is an event sponsored by the World Sport Stacking Association based in Colorado that encourages people from around the world to have fun stacking on a particular day in November. For over 10 years a new Guinness World Record has been set each year. We will know in about a week if that is the case this year. Below are pictures of some of the fun we had stacking in a variety of ways. We stacked with large cups, regular sized cups and mini cups. We stacked with our eyes closed, with cups that were upside down and with a partner so that each of us could only use one of our hands. We even used large cups from Subway to build as high of a tower as possible. Stacking is fun for all ages...even teachers like to stack.
Slate Creek Wins National Award
Article from Newton Kansan Sept 14, 2017
By Chad Frey / Newton Kansan / @ChadFrey Posted Sep 14, 2017 at 1:01 AM Slate Creek Elementary picked up a national award, for the second time, this month. Active Schools, a national movement to increase physical education and physical activity in schools, announced its 2017 National Award recipients this week.Slate Creek was one of 452 schools nationwide, representing 37 states plus the District of Columbia, recognized for efforts to create an active school environment. In Kansas, 23 schools from seven districts were recognized. “It means we are doing what the kids need, and that is to get moving,” said Jim Brown, physical education teacher at Slate Creek. “As a physical educator it validates my program. It makes all the work and the hours upon hours of searching for new activities worth it.” To earn a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met benchmarks in five areas: physical education; physical activity before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement; and family and community engagement. All of those things, Brown said, are important to the overall education and well being of an elementary school student. “Physical activity is vital to kids,” Brown said. “Kids do not go out and play as we did in the past. They need to move. Our world is a lot more complex and faster moving. Families don’t take the time to play. We all need to shut off the screens and take the time to be active. Go for walks or put our helmets on and take a bike ride.” Honorees receive a congratulatory letter, certificate, and large display banner.The Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award is the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools. The award celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes of physical education and physical activity before, during and after school each day. “The administrators, teachers, staff, and parents in these schools understand that physical education and physical activity are a must-have for students to reach their full potential in school and life,” said Charlene Burgeson, Active Schools Executive Director. “They use creativity and determination to overcome challenges and provide students with the movement opportunities they need and deserve. Studies show that Active Kids Do Better. Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also contribute to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class, enhanced leadership skills and a lifetime of healthy habits.”
Thank you to all the parents who joined us for this event. See the Slate Creek pictures tab for pictures of parents in action.
3rd and 4th Graders Check out FUTP60 (with your parents help) year round. You will find exciting things to keep you fit and eating healthy. Show Mr. B proof you are signed up and you will get a cool prize!!!
Featured sites from the "links" page. Check them out!!!
This is a site located on the "links" page that will tell you how much sugar is in the foods we eat.
You will find fitness and healthy eating options here. I invite you to check it out.
SPARK and OPEN
This year in addition to using SPARK we will be introducing OPEN. Just as SPARK is a totally different approach to teaching PE, OPEN is a dynamic curriculum that combines academics, personal responsibility, physical activity and fitness. I am excited to have both resources to help guide your child as they prepare for a lifetime of health and fitness. By working together we can make an impact on how your child views activity and fitness.
A note from Mr. "B"
Welcome to PE at Slate Creek and Sunset I plan on many opportunities for families to come to school and participate in fun fitness and nutrition activities. I also invite you to come back to this webpage often and take advantage of the many things it has to offer...especially the links. It is important that the children are active at home . It is recommended that they log 60 minutes of activity each day. A great way to help with this is for parents to be active with their parents. Fuel Up to Play 60 is another great tool that can help. See the links page for the web address, visit the site and sign your child (3rd and 4th Grades only) up today. I think you will be glad you did. As always if you have questions just send me a note via the contact form on the " About Mr. "B" " page of this web site or send a note with your child.
Fitness Backpacks I have backpacks that I fill with fitness equipment and check out to students on a random basis. If your child brings home a backpack it will be theirs for a week. At the end of that time it will need to be returned. The backpack has information located in the front pockets that is yours to use during that time as well. The contents of the plastic bag which include cookbooks and other fitness and nutrition information need to be returned. The Fitness Calendar and worksheets that are loosely in the pockets are for your family to keep. If you have questions just let me know.
Doctor's Notes If your child is injured or ill please let me know via note or email (contact form works great) before they get to school . That way I can be prepared for any alternative activities they may need .
If your child sees their Doctor and is to be held out of PE class please have the Doctor provide you with a note.
Shoes and Attire: The following is taken from the USD 373 Elementary Handbook PHYSICAL EDUCATION SHOES/ATTIRE The physical education department recommends any soft-soled shoe that fits snugly around the foot be worn for physical education. Shoes that are not acceptable for PE include cowboy boots, hiking boots, snow boots, sandals, jellies, flip flops, dress shoes with hard slick soles, etc. Students without appropriate shoes will not be allowed to participate in activities that may be a safety hazard without appropriate shoes. There will be alternative activities for them to complete while sitting out. Note from Mr. "B"...I do not do this as punishment but rather as a way to keep all children safe.