Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rain in forecast for tomorrow. Will Track Club be cancelled??

In the event of a rainy forecast, the system I use to decide and get the info out to Track families:

1. I will make the decision to cancel or not,  no later than 12:00 pm on that Friday.
2. If we do cancel:
A. I will send out a blog update saying that it is cancelled.
If there is a chance of rain, you can check the blog for the update I will send it out before I start teaching my afternoon classes at 12:15.

B. I make an announcement at school so the Track kids are aware that it has been cancelled.

C. I ask the classroom teachers to send the Track kids home at dismissal.

Let me know if you have any questions. or 512-841-3962.

**NOTE: Fridays are hectic days for me.  Many times I do not get a chance to check email after 8:00 am.  If you have questions on Fridays, I would not recommend emailing, but calling.
The front office staff will be in the know on decisions made.  Thanks!  Kristen

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PE Donors Choose Project

​I have created a donor's choose project in order to get some of the remaining items on the PE wish list for this school year. These items will help up to reduce the amount of equipment we borrow from other schools, reduce lines in our class, and replace broken equipment. Please check out my project at the url below! Every donation (up to $100) will be matched for the next 7 days if you use the code SPARK. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Track Club is ON!!

Several people have asked if we will be having Track Club the next 2 Fridays.
My thoughts are:
*we will have Track Club pretty much every Friday afternoon, unless weather prevents us.
*if you would prefer not to send you child on a given day, be sure to let the classroom teacher know.
*we are a "come when you can" kind of club, it is not necessary to attend EVERY Friday.

With that said, we will be out on the track this Friday, after our Fun Field Day event as well as next Friday on Halloween day.

NOTE:  Although the weather is starting to cool down, between 2:40 - 3:30 when you are running the track, it gets hot!  Please remind your child to pack an extra water bottle on Track Club days.
Water fountains outside are not turned on and access to the building is limited.  It is best if the students bring their water bottle filled when the come out to the track.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Field Day is coming to OHE!!

Mark Friday, Oct. 24th on your calendar!
We need YOU to help out with the activities!

We would like to have 1-2 parents working at each of the stations.
We will need at least 15 volunteers from each grade level for this event to run smoothly.

The students' schedule for Field Day is as follows:

1st graders will be playing from 8:00 - 9:10
Kinder will be playing from 9:15 - 10:15

3rd and 5th graders will be playing from 10:45 - 12:15
2nd and 4th graders will be playing from 12:50 - 2:20

Volunteers: your check in times will be different than the times listed above!

If you are available to help out, please sign up using VolunteerSpot..
It works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

More info will be coming as the date gets closer!

Contact Kristen or Tyler with questions. or or (512) 841-3962.

**All adults that volunteer must be registered through APIE.  This process must be done each school year.  If yo have not already registered for 2014-15, please do as soon as possible.  Here are the steps:
Go to  Scroll down and click on the Volunteer Circle.
Click on School Based Volunteer.  Select Oak Hill Elementary from the school options.
Click on Class Volunteer.  Fill out the info and you will be good to go.  Thanks!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

NOTE:Sign up for After School Track Club will close tonight at 10:00 pm.
Be sure to register your child by then if s/he has expressed an interest.
The next opportunity for registering will be in November.

**At this time we have over 110 students signed up!!  Parents that are picking up  their kids: if you are available to come at 3:15 and help with the check out process, it would be appreciated.  We will need to teach the kids the system of checking out, getting back packs, and where to wait.  The more adults we have on deck the better we can keep track of the 110 kids.**

Friday, September 19, 2014

After School Track Club Registration is starting!!

Do you like to walk, jog, or run around the track?
Join the After School Track Club!

Track Club is open to all OHE Eagles, family members, and staff members.  

We meet every Friday after school until 3:30, beginning October 3.

There is no bus transportation available at 3:30 so you will need to make arrangements to have your child picked up promptly at 3:30.  If your child goes to C-Club or Extend-A-Care, I will make sure s/he will go there directly and you can pick them up as you usually do.

Please look over the information and discuss it with your child.  If s/he is interested, fill out the member information form.  If you have any questions or need more info, please do not hesitate to contact me, or (512) 841-3962.

Safety Speakers

Welcome to the Physical Education blog! We are very excited to have another means of updating you with what is going on in our program. We will be posting important reminders and newsletters on here in the future.

We are fortunate to have guest speakers from the city of Austin in our classes over the next couple of days. They are providing all of our Oak Hill Students with safety lessons. Topics include how to safely cross the street, bicycle safety, and other traffic laws.

Cross the street only at a crosswalk, stop light, or street corner.

Students under 12 should ride their bikes on the sidewalk whenever possible, and all individuals under 18 must wear a helmet in Travis county. The law also says all bicycle riders must have a seat. Remind your students not to ride on pegs or share seats.

Stay tuned for more information about our program, important documents, and information regarding field day.

Big thanks to Geeta for helping us get this off of the ground.

Thanks again,
Your Physical Education teachers