Dear Henry Ford families! WE ARE SAVING LIVES!
We are collecting donations for the Kids Heart Challenge!

HENRY FORD is learning how to live a heart healthy lifestyle!
Now’s the time to jump in. Kids Heart Challenge teaches kids heart healthy habits and raises funds for lifesaving research and education for kids and adults with heart disease.

Step 1: visit (copy and paste this address)
or download the free Kids Heart Challenge app in the app store.

Step 2: Send emails to friends and family, post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to start fundraising and unlock fun games and surprises!

Step 3: If you don’t want to collect online, you can use the collection envelope that your child will be getting in school this week and then make sure your child’s name and classroom teacher’s name is on the envelope and give the envelope(with the money inside the envelope) to your child’s classroom teacher.

This year, the THANK YOU GIFTS are Heart Heroes.

Thank you for your support!
Mrs. Suarez & Mrs. Beck
Physical Education Department

Congratulations to all of the 4th and 5th grade runners who took part in the Cipriano Run !!! I am so proud of you alll!!! It looked like we were going to get rained out, but the rain stopped and the race course was just wet and a little muddy. Oh, what fun they had!!!

Congratulations to the 4th Grade Boys who won the 4th Grade Boys Team Championship Trophy!!!

Special Congratulations to the following 3 students who finished in the

Top 10!!!

5th Grade – Adam Baydoun

4th Grade – Aisha Salha

4th Grade – Yousef Saleem

If you ran in the race and you want to see what your time was, go to:

Type in your name or race number and see your results!

We had a great time at the Cipriano Run. 43, 4th and 5th graders ran in the race and so much fun.

Every grade level will be taking some type of running test this marking period. Kindergarten will be timed on a 1/4 run, Grades 1-3 will be a 1/2 mile and Grades 4-5 will be timed on the mile run. Students should be running at home to increase their endurance to help with their times. The more they run for distance–not speed–, the stronger they will become. Also, Y5s and Kindergartners should be practicing their skipping. This is a skill that all of them should master by this year. Please help them at home with this.


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I’m so excited to start this new year. There are so many new, exciting things happening. This is even the case for P.E.. We will be grading our students for their effort/participation and for their sportsmanship/ behavior, in addition to, their fitness performance. It is so important that everyone wears their gym shoes for safety and always tries their best–even if something seems hard. All I can expect is that all of my students attempt to improve and succeed to the best of their abilities.

Welcome Back from Spring Break! I hope everyone had a relaxing and fun week. An important thing to keep in mind is we still have 10 weeks left so there are still things we need to learn and practice. For all of the grades, we will be working on the overhand throw. For K-2, we will be practicing and testing our skipping. We will be learning and playing kickball at all levels and, when the weather permits, we’ll be going outside. Please remember to wear gym shoes on P.E. days and dress accordingly, especially when we start going outside. I’m looking forward to the rest of this year! Let’s make it awesome!!

With only 4 weeks until winter break, we have lots to do during PE. I would like to get the basketball dribbling test completed for all of my classes before break so we have been practicing every week in preparation for it. My K  and 1st graders have been taking their galloping tests already and doing a wonderful job with it. The 2nd graders are working on jumping rope as I twirl for them and the 3rd graders are practicing jumping rope as they twirl since they will be tested on that next marking period. It is a very busy time and the most important thing is to remember to pack gym shoes if the students wear boots to school. Boots can not be worn in P.E. It is also important to eat healthy, get plenty of sleep and wash hands regularly to prevent getting sick. Stay warm!

Wow, I can’t believe we are already in the 2nd marking period and Thanksgiving is 2 weeks away! We are suppose to get some snow on Friday. I’m pretty sure we are done going outside for PE so dress your children for gym inside. Also, please remember to send shoes if they wear boots to school. This marking period, K-2 will be tested on their gallop and hand dribble. 3rd Grade will be tested on their hand dribble and will begin to practice for their jump rope test and I will be testing 4th grade on their 2 minute jump rope test. I have some awesome hand dribbling videos under the class links. Remember practice makes perfect.

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