Welcome to Carleston Elementary physical education!  We are looking forward to a great year with your student.  The goal of our program is to promote physical activity as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, to help each student develop muscular and cardiovascular strength and endurance, to develop positive and appropriate social skills, and to teach a variety of sports, activities, and games.



    Safety and participation are important for the success of our physical education program.  Please encourage and remind your student to wear socks and athletic type shoes that fasten or tie securely.  Sandals, crocs, slip on shoes, boots, or dress shoes make it difficult for your student to participate safely during PE. Girls should wear shorts under dresses or skirts. 



    Students are expected to participate fully in all activities unless there is a documented medical condition or limitation.  Long term limitations should be addressed with a note from a medical professional and sent to the nurse and the coaches.  A note for short term limitations, 1 – 3 days, may be sent to the coaches with the following information:

    student’s name, homeroom teacher, date, and date the student may return to full participation in PE activities (not to exceed three calendar days)

    PE excuse notes will apply to all PE activities and also apply to recess.  Any excused student will be expected to accompany their homeroom class to PE class.



    P.E. students are expected to demonstrate the following behaviors at all times:

    * COOPERATION – follows instructions and all teacher directives, willing to participate in every activity

    * RESPECT – is kind and well-mannered to all classmates and teachers, is a quiet listener during instruction

    * SAFETY – no horseplay, follows learned, practiced procedures, uses equipment appropriately, hands and feet to self

    * RESPONSIBILITY – takes care of equipment, is accountable for own words and actions. 

    These behaviors are condensed into the following gym rules:

    *  BE SAFE     *   BE KIND     *   BE A MOVER



    *First offense – verbal warning (strike 1)

    *Second offense – reflect and correct (strike 2)

    *Third offense – conduct/participation mark recorded, non-participation for the remainder of class, behavior note sent home (strike 3)

    Grades are based upon behavior and participation.  There will be no make ups for these classes with the exception of 3rd/4th grade fitness gram scores.

    Discipline referrals/behavior reports may disqualify a student from participation any after school activities, i.e. district track meet.


    Daily planning time is 11:15-12:00.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. (281-412-1412, ext. 12235)