March 5

Kids Heart Challenge

Greeting Flyers Family,

 

I would like to update you regarding our Kids Heart Challenge that ended on March 1st.   With your support we have raised $10,850.55 for the American Heart Association this year. Amazing work!

 

Even though our donation window is closed for this school year, we still have one more week to sign up online and take the challenge for a stronger and healthier life.  I am encouraging all of our students to “Take the Challenge”, choose water over sugary drinks, exercise for 60 minutes daily or do a kind deed daily.  It is free to sign up, and students will receive a glow in the dark wristband for their dedication to a healthy lifestyle.  If we can get 50% of our student population here at Lindbergh to Take the Challenge, we will be able to receive an additional $500 to purchase new PE equipment for the students to enjoy!  We are only 5 students away!  The deadline to register and/or raise donations for the American Heart Association is Friday, March 8th.  Let’s all get healthier together!

 

Jump online, take the Challenge and be a Heart Hero!

 

http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?pg=company&fr_id=3998&company_id=168622

 

Thank you so much for supporting healthy habits and the American Heart Association!

 

Mr. Harvey

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February 26

Martian Kids Marathon

Martian Kids Marathon

Lindbergh School is participating in the Martian Kids Marathon at Dearborn’s Ford Field on Saturday, April 13th – at 12:00pm (Blue Wave).

This is a 1.2 mile Fun run, so every child is welcome to join for a discounted fee of $20 until March 10th. The race entry will get you a race tee-shirt, a Marathon finisher’s medal and post-race food. The entire registration process is online; you will not need to send anything to school.

Here is how to register. Go to:  https://runningfitevents.redpodium.com/2019-martian-invasion-of-races and select:  “I am here to register as a group leader or group participant”. Then select team name “Lindbergh Elementary”.  Password: flyers2019.

Prior to the Race: Take the Challenge:  A Marathon is 26.2 miles, so the kids will run 25 miles before the race and finish the last 1.2 on race day.  Each child is encouraged to log 25 miles from now until race day and they can do this by participating in any activities such as playing basketball, running, soccer, jumping rope, soccer, dance, karate etc. For every 30 minutes of the activity you can receive  1 mile on your log book (on the back of this flyer).  So if you play soccer for 1 hour you can log 2 miles on your running log.  Although the log book is optional, I highly encourage it to teach healthy habits!

Before Race Day: I pass out the t-shirts on Friday, April 12th at school for those registered. 

On Race Day: Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the start time with their log books (if completed). I will be at the race as well, but you will be required to stay with your child before, during and after the race. Cheer on your child as they cross the finish line and complete the Marathon!

If any adults in the Lindbergh Community would like to run the 5k to 26.2 marathon you can also sign up and use the 20% off discount code “SCHOOLGROUP19” (good until March 10th).

Martian Kids Marathon

Log Book

Please register online by March 10th to get the Lindbergh Team discount.

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February 19

This Week in PE

Greeting Flyers Family,
We kicked off our Kids Heart Challenge program (formerly Jump Rope for Heart)and our school’s event is right around the corner! Your child is learning how nutrition and being active can help us live longer, healthier lives!
If you would like to support the Kids Heart Challenge, simply follow the link listed below.  We are encouraging all of our students to “Take the Challenge”, choose water over sugary drinks, exercise for 60 minutes daily or do a kind deed.  If we can get 50% of our student population here at Lindbergh to Take the Challenge, we will be able to receive $500 to purchase new PE equipment for the students to enjoy!  We are only 23 students away!  The deadline to register and/or raise donations for the American Heart Association is Friday, March 1st.  Let’s all get healthier together!
Jump online, take the Challenge and be a Heart Hero!
http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?pg=company&fr_id=3998&company_id=168622
Donations Raised for American Heart Association $8,380
Total Students “Taking the Challenge” 141
Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association!
Mr. Harvey
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February 13

This Week in PE

Greetings Flyers Family,

This week in PE our Y5’s-2nd Grade students are working on striking and catching balloons with different parts of our body at high and low levels!  Students will also work on their balancing skills while  we play pancake tag where everyone is it!  For our 3rd-5th grade students we are finishing up our jump rope unit with a test this week.  Our students have worked really hard over the past several weeks and have had so much growth from where we started just a few short weeks ago.  I’m so proud of them!  The test will measure how many turns of the rope under their feet in the time specific time allotted for his/her grade (3rd = 1 minute, 4th = 2 minutes, 5th = 3 minutes),

Believe it or not….. It’s taken three weeks to get started due to our Michigan winter, but we’re going to be able to have the first Team Sports class today after school for those on the roster in 2nd/3rd grade.  I ask that if you have your child enrolled in the club that you meet us in the cafeteria at 4:45pm for dismissal.  Thank you!

As always, thank you for your continued support,

Mr. Harvey

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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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