January 15

News and Notes this week in PE

Greetings Flyers Family,

    • Kids Heart Challenge:  Due to a scheduling conflict the week of February 11th-15th, our Kids Heart Challenge will now be moved to the week of February 25th and end on March 1st.
    • 4th & 5th grade After School Team Sports wraps up this Wednesday.  It has been such a pleasure working with these amazing students over the past few months.  Thank you for your participation!
    • 2nd/3rd grade after school Team Sports permission slips are due Friday, January 18th to the main office.  Students on the roster will be notified when we come back on Tuesday, January 22nd.
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January 15

2nd/3rd Team Sports

Who: 2nd and 3rd grade students

When: 3:45 pm-4:45 pm (Jan 23rd, Jan 30th, Feb 6th, Feb 13th, Feb 20th, Feb 27th, March 6th, March 13th, March 20th, March 27, April 10th)

Where: Mr. Harvey’s classroom (gym)

Responsibility: Students will be engaged by learning the rules, game play and enhance skill sets necessary to play and have fun with each team sport. Some of the team sports that will be offered include: Soccer, Floor Hockey, Basketball, and Team Handball. The after school enrichment programs will be offered once a week for our 2nd and 3rd grade students.  If your child is interested, please return the attached permission slip to the office no later than Friday January 18th to reserve your spot in the club.

How to Sign up: I ask that students turn their permission into the office or when they come to PE no later than Friday, January 18th, for a chance to reserve their spot in the after school club.  Space may be limited and because of the popularity. The signed permission slip will be entered into a raffle drawing for a roster spot in the after school club. Any student that does not initially make the roster will be placed in a wait list and will be notified when a roster spot is open for them to join.

Helping kids stay fit,

Mr. Harvey

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January 11

Kids Heart Challenge

Greetings Flyers Family,

We are off to an AMAZING start this year raising raising donations for the American Heart Association!  Students can collect donations one of two ways; registering online with the app or with the purple envelope that went home this week with the students.
Because of the overwhelming response already, I ask that students only turn in their envelope when they are finished collecting their donation on their PE days with the money in their purple envelope.  This way, I can assure that each child has received the necessary prizes they have earned and thank them for their assistance in helping out with this amazing program. If your child has loose money/checks to turn in, I ask that they keep it in their Kids Heart Challenge envelope until they are finished collecting and ready to turn it in during PE class  The deadline for the donations is Friday, February 15th.  Extra envelopes are in the office as well as when the students come to class.
Additionally, I encourage all students to register online for their FREE glow in the dark wristband and your chance at a $25 gift card and a free PE day for the entire class! The class with the most online registrations will claim the prize! Registration is easy, please go to heart.org/KidsHeartChallenge, search the school and the rest is easy.  Another way to register is by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge mobile app and it will walk you through the necessary steps to complete the registration.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.  As always, thank you for your support,
Mr. Harvey
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January 8

This Week in P.E.

Dear Lindbergh Flyers Family,

I am very excited to kickoff our Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart).  Information about the event will be passed out to students this week regarding ways to support the American Heart Association (non-profit) with a wonderful fundraiser opportunity to give back and provide assistance for lifesaving research.  Additionally, a one page flyer will also be distributed in Arabic for our families regarding the event. You can lead the way by registering and taking the challenge! Here is the link our schools web page to register and more information. Thank you for your continued support!
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November 27

This Week in P.E.

This week in P.E. our Y5’s-2nd graders will move into a basketball unit where our primary focus this week will be on control with the basketball and hand dribbling.  Students will build confidence through a series of progressions such as slaps, taps and wraps as well as dribbling and using an arm guard (shielding the ball with opposite arm) building all the fundamental skills used in a basketball game.

Our 3rd-5th grade primary focus this week will be on passing and shooting.  Students will learn and practice the techniques used in a bounce pass and chest pass (Bend, Extend, Release) and understand situations they would use each type of pass during a game situation.  Additionally, we will learn about B.E.E.F.!  Balance (body positioning), Elbow (shooting elbow in), Eyes (looking at the back of the rim) and Follow-through (extension of the shooting hand and a flick of the wrist aka the hand in the cookie jar).

News and Notes:

  • With the peak of winter fast approaching, I would like give a friendly reminder that athletic shoes and comfortable clothing are necessary in order to keep kids active, engaged, safe, learning and consistently improving their motor skills.  I appreciate your time and assistance as we work together to prepare physically literate and active kids!
  • If your child is participating in the November Planks-Giving Challenge, please have your student turn the signed calendar into the main office the week of December 3rd for their name on the tree in the gym!
  • The next fitness calendar for the month of December will be distributed to students by the end of the week.

Helping kids stay fit,

Mr. Harvey

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November 13

Greetings Flyers Family,

This week in P.E. our Y5’s-2nd graders will put their skills to the test as we learn to play indoor soccer.  We will place an emphasis on some of the skills we learned the past few weeks and place an emphasis on teamwork, dribbling/control, instep kick (shoelaces) and having a understanding of soccer game.

Our 3rd-5th grade students will move into a basketball unit where our primary focus this week will be on control with the basketball.  Students will build confidence through a series of progressions such as slaps, taps and wraps as well as dribbling and using an arm guard (shielding the ball with opposite arm) that will be served as a lead up to game play in a few short weeks down the road.

Helping kids stay fit,

Mr. Harvey

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October 31

This Week in P.E.

Dear Flyers Family,

I am very excited to share our first family fitness calendar for the month of November.  While this is an optional activity, I would encourage you to check it out!  Please see the link at the top right corner of this page labeled Family Fitness Calendar for more information.  Hard copies of the calendar will be distributed today/tomorrow to the students to enjoy!

Helping Kids Stay Fit,

Mr. Harvey

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October 24

This Week in P.E.

Greetings Flyers Family,

This week in P.E. our Y5’s-1st graders will be entering a soccer unit where we will learn how to control the soccer ball with a variety of activities. In soccer, having control (possession of the ball close to your body) is an important foundation skill that will lead to your child’s success with other skills used in the game such as passing and kicking.  I can’t wait to see our students  in action!

Our 2nd-5th grade students will put their skills to the test as we learn to play indoor soccer.  We will place an emphasis on teamwork, positional play, knowing the basic rules and history of soccer as well our focus of the unit, the instep kick (power shot using the laces of our shoes).

Helping kids stay fit,

Mr. Harvey

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October 12

Cipriano Run Monday October 15th

Dear Parents,

If your child signed up to compete in the Cipriano run please have them arrive to Ford Field at least 25 minutes before their race. Please wait with your child until you hear your child’s race called. I will be going back and forth between the starting line to see our students compete and the awards ceremony.  I may or may not see your child at the starting as I will be moving around to multiple areas the day of the event, but please have them look for other Lindbergh Flyer students wearing their Lindbergh Flyers gear.

Ford Field is located at 500 Monroe St in Dearborn. Parking is available on the lower level of Ford Field near the baseball diamonds just west of Brady St. Parents are free to leave after the race. If you think your child placed 1st-10th you will want to stay for the awards ceremony. As always, thank you for your support.

Dear Students,

Make sure you get a good nights rest. Please dress for the weather. If you have a Lindbergh Flyers shirt, please wear it so we can spot you in the crowd. Please remember to have your bib pinned to the front of your shirt before you get to Ford Field. If you come without the bib (receive it Monday at school), unfortunately there will not be a replacement for you.

One Mile Race Times

4th Grade Boys 4:50 pm

4th Grade Girls 5:10 pm

5th Grade Boys 5:30 pm

5th Grade Girls 5:50 pm

** We hope for good weather but will run in the rain. In the event of severe weather (lightning, thunder and heavy winds) look to the Dearborn Athletics Blog for further information http://athletics.dearbornschools.org **

Helping kids stay fit,

Mr. Harvey

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October 8

This Week in P.E.

Greetings Flyers Family,

This week in P.E. our Y5’s-1st graders will enhance their jumping, hopping, leaping and landing skills through a different progression of challenges and exciting games.  Students will be able to identify the differences between a jump and a hop as well as a hop and a leap.  We will also discuss situations in life where you would want to use a hop, jump or a leap.

Our 2nd-5th grade students will be working on passing, receiving skills as well as introducing the instep kick.  Students will be challenged to remain in control (last weeks focus) of their soccer ball as we enhance our skill set through a series of different challenges.

*** Cipriano Run is next Monday!  ***

Helping kids stay fit,

Mr. Harvey

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