Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hazelwood Physical
PHYSICAL EDUCATION SPECIALIST
For those of you who are new to Hazelwood Elementary, my name
is Anne Fisher, and I am the physical education specialist.
This year I will be teaching each class of first through fifth
graders on a weekly rotation basis. Physical education is an
important part of your child’s total education, and parental
support is a vital element in the educational process. As
with other subjects, physical education deals with a wide range of
abilities and performance levels. One of my expectations is
that each student will work at his/her highest level in all
physical education activities. Students are also expected to
cooperate with others and demonstrate good sportsmanship.
These components help to create a fun and successful learning
experience for all.
Safety concerns and classroom expectations will be clearly
presented to students. Thus, students who choose not to
follow safety rules or expectations will first be given a verbal
reminder. Any subsequent infraction will result in
“Think Time,” in which the student goes to another
classroom and identifies, through the use of a form, his/her
inappropriate behavior and devises a replacement behavior.
Severe behavior (i.e., hitting others, unsafe use of equipment,
etc.) and chronic inappropriate behavior will result in either
detention or a conference with the principal and/or parent,
depending upon the infraction.
Students who follow rules and expectations will receive verbal
reinforcement, have the opportunity to assist with equipment, and
contribute to a positive physical learning environment.
As the physical education program at Hazelwood gets underway this
year, I am asking for your assistance in making P.E. a fun and safe
learning experience for your child. In order for your child
to participate in all activities to the fullest extent and with the
greatest success, please note the following guidelines as first
steps towards a successful year in P.E.
Physical Education Guidelines
Footwear—Shoes with non-marking soles that are
designed for physical/sport activities are required. Boots
(rain, snow, hiking, cowboy, etc.), cleats, sandals, “dress
shoes,” platform sneakers, Heelys, and backless sneakers ARE
NOT safe shoes to wear during physical activity and/or can cause
damage to the gym floor. The shoes do not need to be new;
however, they must be clean and dry. Students may keep a pair
of shoes in the classroom to be worn during P.E. Students who
choose to wear inappropriate shoes will be asked to sit out during
Clothing—Students are often asked to move upside
down and on the ground. Therefore, dresses without shorts
underneath and “best clothes” are not
appropriate. Tight or excessively baggy clothing (including
pants that drag on the ground) hinders movement and therefore
should not be worn for physical education, nor should clothing that
has gotten wet and/or muddy during recess. Students who fail
to comply with the described dress code will be asked to sit out
during activities. Jewelry can also restrict movement and is
a safety concern for all. Bracelets, necklaces, large
earrings, and rings should not be worn during physical
Participation—If your child is unable to participate
in physical education, a written excuse or an email from you or a
physician is required. If an injury allows some
participation, please specify in the note which activities are
appropriate for your child.
If you have questions or concerns,
please call me at Hazelwood, 253-931-4740, or send me an e-mail,