September 2018
Indiana Society for Health and Physical Educators

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Take your Parent to PE Week

INSHAPE is encouraging all teachers to bring the “Take your Parent to PE Week” program to your school. Read on to learn more:
Q. What is “Take Your Parent to PE Week?”
A. It’s a program sponsored by Active Schools, a national movement to help schools provide at least 60 minutes a day of physical education and physical activity for all students.
Q. Why should my school participate?
A. Engaged parents have the opportunity to learn why active students make better learners. It’s your opportunity to share the importance of movement in a child’s physical, social, and emotional development.
Q. What does it cost?
A. There is no cost to be a part of “Take Your Parent to PE Week” to gain parental support for quality health and physical education.
Q. Do I have to sign up?
A. Not really, but it’s a good idea. By registering, you’ll get more information and you’ll have access to free, downloadable resources. Athletes for Hope may select your school for a visit from a college, Olympic, or professional athlete.
Q. What should I do during my class when parents come to school?
A. That’s up to you. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Plan outstanding lessons that illustrate learning (knowledge and skill), meaningful practice, and enjoyment – and ideally include parent participation.
  2. Create an environment that showcases your PE program. For example, hang posters, display awards/recognition, decorate a bulletin board, have students make artwork.
  3. During class, tell parents how they can support PE both at school and home. For example, by asking what their child learned in PE class that day/week, volunteering for special activities/events, being active together at home, and exploring community-based physical activity opportunities.
  4. At the end of class, ask parents to Tweet about their experience using the hashtag #ParentsLovePE.
Q. How can I spread the word?
A. Download resources to hang at school, at home, or to hand out to students and parents.
Q. Does it have to happen in September?
A. You can do this event any time of year but the last week in September is a great week for the #ParentsLovePE ‘buzz.’

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