Friday, December 22, 2017

Snow Shoeing

Malletts Bay School Physical Education 
Snow Shoeing
Please Read-Very Important

December 22, 2017

Dear Parent or Guardian,

Greetings! During the month of January starting on January 3rd, your child will be participating in snow shoeing during their physical education class. If the temperatures remain at a comfortable level and if we get enough snow our chances for a safe snow shoeing environment are promising. 

In order for students to have a safe and successful experience they must be dressed properly for snow shoeing. I strongly recommend that your child brings snow pants in case they fall or get wet. The following are ESSENTIAL: WINTER BOOTS, a hat, gloves or mittens, jacket, snow pants and light socks.

If your child is not prepared with the essential winter items then they can call a parent or guardian in the morning to see if they can bring them what they need. If the student cannot get the item they will stay in the office and read a book or do school work. Due to health issues, we will NOT be lending students hats, gloves, mittens, neck warmers, SNOW pants and coats. Please take the time over the next week to prepare your child for this outdoor winter activity.  While collecting the essential clothing needed please also help your child to work on tying their shoes.  The less time we take working on being able to independently tie their boots the more time we will have snow shoeing.

If we have limited snow or the conditions are unsafe we will be inside working on cup stacking.

Children are welcome to bring their own equipment.  They may store their snow shoes in our storage room. The students will make sure to bring their snow shoes home at the end of the week. Students are required to use the school’s poles since they have the necessary safety tips. 

If you would like to join your child’s class that would be great! An extra pair of hands is always welcome.  Students frequently need help with their equipment.  Please contact me at M.B.S. if you plan on helping.

If you have any questions or would like to come help out please feel free to email me at or call me at 264-5903.                                   

Thank you for your help,
                                         Elizabeth Eastman

                                                            Physical Educator

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Team Building

Our first unit we focused on during first quarter was Team Building.  Here are some pictures and a video of students demonstrating their Team building skills Cooperation, Communication, Problem solving and Trust.

Click the link below to see the slide show:
Team Building Slide Show

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Welcome letter

                                                                 Physical Education Welcome Letter                                      
                                                                          Malletts Bay School
                                         2017 – 2018
Dear Parent(s) and/or Guardian (s):

Welcome to the Malletts Bay School Community! My name is Elizabeth Eastman I am your child’s physical educator for the upcoming school year.  I had a great summer and I am ready to start the school year with some fun and exciting activities. I would like to mention that we have a brand new gym floor and with your help I want to make sure that the floor stays safe and clean so during the winter months and boot season please send an extra pair of safe footwear for your child to change into. Thank you.
Here is some helpful PE information:
·         Physical Education is offered twice a week for forty-five minutes per class.  Please check with your classroom teacher or go to my blog ( to see which days your child has PE.
·         Please feel free to visit my school blog to see what is going on in the gymnasium and to view all other PE related information.
·         Safe footwear is…
Ø  Sneakers or shoes with rubber soles
Ø  Laces must be tied
Ø  Entire foot covered (No open toes or heels)
Ø  Stays on
Ø  No Keens, Boots or Dress shoes
·         Students must wear loose fitting clothes…
Ø  Skirts and dresses must have shorts or leggings underneath
·         Students with an illness or injury are allowed two excused absences from P.E. with a parent note that is approved and signed by the nurse.  Any illness or injury with more than two absences for the same illness or injury requires a note from the doctor which is then approved by the school nurse.
·         Water bottles are great and I encourage students to bring one.
·         PE will be outside until the end of October.  Please help your child be prepared for the colder weather.
·         Parents are welcome to attend and/or participate in any PE classes.  If you would like to join a class please call ahead to let me know.  Malletts Bay does require a background check from all volunteers before helping out in the class.  When you arrive we would like you to sign in at the main office. I would love the help and you do not need experience to join.
·         At the end of the PE class each student has earned a grade.  Your child/ren will give input to me as to which grade they think they earned based on class goals. 
The grading system:
·         E = Exceeds expectations
·         M = Meets expectations
·         WT = Working Towards expectations
·         NI = Needs improvement

I look forward to a fun and energetic school year,

                        Elizabeth Eastman