Mr. Donald Linden III, Physical Education

Phone: 281-727-1050


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Mr. Donald Linden III, Physical Education

My name is Donald Linden III and I am very excited to begin my first year teaching at Magnolia Elementary as the P.E. coach along side Coach Smaistrla.   

This year we will have PE every other day. Please have your child wear 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
student choice activities
hot dots



     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 Linden III


Magnolia Elementary P.E.