• Physical activity in school Physical Education/Health Programs is the cornerstone of an active lifestyle for all students. School programs provide the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that facilitate choosing physical activity after school, at home, and in the community. As highly qualified physical education teachers, we pledge to:

    1. Establish a positive, safe learning environment for all students.
    2. Teach a variety of physical activities that make physical education class fun and enjoyable.
    3. Create maximum opportunities for all students of all abilities to be successful.
    4. Promote student honesty, integrity, and good sportsmanship.
    5. Guide students to become skillful and confident movers.
    6. Facilitate the development and maintenance of physical fitness.
    7. Assist students in setting and achieving personal goals.
    8. Provide specific, constructive feedback to help students master motor skills.
    9. Afford opportunities for students to succeed in cooperative and competitive situations.
    10. Prepare and encourage students to practice skills and be active for a lifetime.

    We would like to remind you about the importance of your child's Physical Education program. The percentage of overweight youth has more than tripled in the past 25 years, partially due to the increased interest in sedentary activities such as television, computers, and video games. A reduction in physical activity as well as an increase in caloric intake has contributed to an obesity epidemic.

    Your children will be participating in developmentally appropriate activities that will increase their physical competence, self-esteem, and joy of being physically active, no matter what their physical abilities may be. By enhancing your child's physical education, we are certain we will be able to help your children enjoy a lifetime of physical activity and good health. We welcome your support.

    Perth Amboy Health and Physical Education