Mrs. Michelle Smaistrla

Phone: 281-727-1750


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Environmental Management EC-12 Physical Education EC-6 Generalist 4-8 Generalist ESL Certified

Mrs. Michelle Smaistrla


My name is Michelle Smaistrla and I am happy to be in my eighth year at Magnolia Elementary as the P.E. coach. This year Lyssa Beyner will be joining me.  She has been teaching PE in the district at Carleston Elementary. We are looking forward to a fantastic year.  We will have new protocols in the gym this year to increase social distancing and minimize the spread of germs.

This year we will have PE every other day.  We plan to be outdoors as much as possible.  Please have your child wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes to PE.  Sandals and boots are not safe for the activities that we perform.  

Please send me a note if you need to have your child restricted from PE for any reason.  If the restrictions will last longer than a week, a doctor's excuse will need to be provided.  The state has rules regarding attendance time in PE and any missed time will need to be documented.

We would like for all of the children to have a wonderful and safe experience in Specials. This includes Art, Library, Music and Physical Education. To help accomplish this, the following Discipline Plan will be utilized.


Follow directions the first time they are given.
Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
Use all equipment and supplies properly as instructed.
Listen when the teacher is talking.
Use only school appropriate language.


verbal praise
will be picked to lead activities or be helpers
"Be Bucks" incentives


     1st Verbal warning

     2nd Verbal warning and a five minute time-out

     3rd Remove completely from the activity/conduct notice to parent


SEVERE DISRUPTIONS- Students that severely disrupt/fight/endanger others in the classroom will be sent to the Principal immediately.

 If your child has a continued discipline problem, you will be notified so that we can work together to solve the problem before it gets out of hand.

GRADES (with the exception of Library):

S- Satisfactory: The student is meeting the expectations in  class.
N- Needs Improvement:   The student has some discipline or participation problems and may not be following all of the rules.
U- Unsatisfactory: The student is having discipline issues and is not participating and/or following classroom/game rules.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call the gym or e-mail me at   

My conference time is from 8:00 AM till 8:45 AM. 


Coach Smaistrla


Magnolia Elementary P.E.