Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Jump Rope for Heart!


We are hosting Jump Rope for Heart from March 12 through the 28th. Jump Rope for Heart is a community service-learning program of the American Heart Association. It teaches kids:
  • The importance of developing heart-healthy habits
  • Being physically active can be fun
  • By raising fund to support research and education they help save lives across the country and in their community


Please keep in mind these event days:
Envelopes passed out to grades 1-4: Week of March 12th
Envelopes due: March 26-28th

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Welcome to UES Physical Education

Dear Parents / Guardians:

The physical education program at Union Elementary School is based on the philosophy of “Fitness for Life.”  Your child will be involved in meaningful physical education lessons, which are aligned with the physical education National Standards.


Our goals are:


  • To develop every student’s level of physical fitness.
  • To promote self-satisfaction from giving one’s best effort, regardless of winning or losing.
  • To help students develop a passion for activities they can do outside of school and throughout their lives.
  • To help students develop cooperative skills and work well with others.


The expectations for PE class include:
  • All students will try their best to demonstrate the school-wide expectations of: Be Kind, Be Responsible, and Be Safe.
  • All students must wear sneakers during their physical education class. This rule is for their own safety as well as the safety of other students. We have extra sneakers for students to borrow if they forget them on PE days.  


Check out our website for information on our monthly units, as well as special events and photos of ongoing class activities at: uesfitnessforlife.blogspot.com. We will also be sending out a monthly newsletter with important information and updates about the physical education program at UES.


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us or stop by to see us at school.  On the back of this paper you will find our yearly plan. Check out what your students will be learning throughout the year. Thank you for taking the time to read this with your child to ensure a positive learning environment. This is going to be a fun-filled year!


Yours in fitness for life,


Emmanuel Riby-Williams, emmanuelr@mpsvt.org
M. Jennings, mj@mpsvt.org



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dear Families, 

THANK YOU for helping to make our Jump Rope for Heart program an incredible success!  We are glad to report that we raised $9,855.00 this year. Inches away from our goal of last year's $10,000.00. We couldn't have done it without our kids, families, and teachers support! We anticipate "thank you" gifts from the American Heart Association to arrive at UES between the end of April and early May. THANK YOU FOR BEING HEART HEROES!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Did you know heart diseases and stroke are the #1 and #4 killers in America today?  They account as for many deaths as all other causes combined.  Every day, 2,500 people in America have a heart attack and 2,100 people suffer a stroke. Every year 36,000 children are born with a heart defect. Jump Rope for Heart donations are essential to the development of lifesaving research.

UES Physical Education is once again proud to partner with the American Heart Association to teach kids jump rope skills at an early age to get kids to be moving for life! Our fundraising donations teaches kids community service and helping kids with special hearts!  Way to go UES OWLS!


Thanks to our families for helping your child to raise donations! Envelopes are due no later than Monday, April 10 2017. Please deliver them to MJ or Emmanuel Riby-Williams in the PE office off the gym. Thanks!


Student hard at work on the weekend collecting donations!

Jump Rope for Heart Bulletin Board