Health & Physical Education Newsletter: May 2018

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Celebrating this Year and Planning for the next academic Year.

May 25, 2018




We are just a pedal away, contact us! 

Bikepacking is the newest craze with large front and cargo bags, replacing panniers.  (photo from Orcas Island bikepacking trip)


OPEN: This (free) collection of fitness activities is the second release from our collaboration with the Cooper Institute's FitnessGram® Team.

    Climate Science grant: description of the NGSS and Climate Science Education Competitive Grant RFP share with your colleagues

      Gizmo’s Pawesome Guide to Mental Health

        Physical Health Education Newsletter Archive:


        Do you know about Common School Curriculum?

        "All common schools shall give instruction in...physiology and hygiene with special reference to the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the human system.  All teachers shall stress the importance of the cultivation of manners, the fundamental principles of honesty, honor, industry and economy, the minimum requisites for good health including the beneficial effect of physical exercise and methods to prevent exposure to and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, and the worth of kindness to all living creatures and the land."

        This required rationale can support effective Health and Physical Education instruction in our schools from RCW 28A.230.020

        (photo: Student recording her resting and active pulse @ Sand Point ES/ K. Turner)



        The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award recognizes sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports to help people achieve health and well-being, especially those who are facing the greatest challenges.If your organization is helping children maintain a healthy weight, creating safe play environments, eliminating bullying, abuse and violence, or expanding opportunities for children living in poverty, we'd love to hear about it!

        Nominations are currently being accepted for the Patsy Collins Award for Excellence in Education, Environment, and Community. It honors extraordinary teachers in Washington state. Each year, three teachers or teams are awarded $10,000 to use at their discretion.  Classroom teachers you know who teach with the integrated ESE standards in mind would make great applicants for this award!



        SHB 1235 is now RCW 28A.230.055, which includes new Physical Education reporting requirements.

        Help your district accurately record Health and Physical Education data metrics. Use these elementary, middle, and high school templates and send in to your district lead.

        For more information, please see this bulletin.


        Health/ Physical Education Professional Learning Opportunities

        Wed. June 20  Sexual Health Foundations Training (Day 1) Renton (optional day 2 as well)

        Thur.  June 21 The Mindful Student (One Day Training)  Wenatchee

        June 25-27 Shape Regional Conference Boise, ID

        Aug 30 The Mindful Student (One Day Training)  Forks

        Oct 12-13 ShapeWA Conference  Wentachee  (consider submitting a conference proposal)

        All events offer clock-hours!