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Physical Education

Welcome to Physical Education at Fairbanks Road Elementary School. It is our goal to create a fun, safe and physically active environment to assist our students in making wise and healthy decisions about their body and enable them to gain a greater appreciation for living a healthy life style. Following the three guidelines below will help  us achieve this goal!

  • Students need to wear sneakers in order to participate in class. It is helpful to have students wear Velcro fastening sneakers if they are unable to tie their own shoes. 
  • Students should wear clothes which allow them to participate in physical activities: dresses, skirts and jewelry should be avoided.
  • Students will be expected to actively participate in class unless they have a note from home, family doctor or the school nurse.


New York State Physical Education Standards

  1. Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  2. Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  3. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  4. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
  5. Recognizes the value of physical activity for overall wellness, enjoyment, challenge and/or self-expression.
  6. Recognizes career opportunities and manages personal and community resources related to physical activity and fitness to achieve and maintain overall wellness.  


Why is Physical Education Important?

Physical Education helps improve a child’s overall health by increasing:
      Cardiovascular endurance
      Muscular strength and power
      Muscular endurance
      Weight regulation
      Improved bone development
      Improved posture
      Skillful moving
      Increased mental alertness
      Active lifestyle habits
      Constructive use of leisure time

Physical Education helps improve a child’s mental alertness, academic performance, readiness to learn and enthusiasm for learning.

Appropriate Attire

  • Grades K-4: sneakers and clothing that allow full and free movement (no dresses) are recommended.
  • For safety reasons, sneaker that tie/velcro are required.
  • Appropriate outdoor layers are recommended on colder days for when we may go outside for PE.

PE Staff

Benjamin Parkes
CRS PE Teacher

Headshot of Emily Hall

Emily Hall
CRS PE Teacher


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