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Quicklinks for Teachers and Parents

Physical Education

P.E. is not just playing games

To view the California Physical Education Standards, click the link below: 


YMCA Play program

Each week, students in grades K-5th participate in the YMCA's P.L.A.Y. program.  The children work with the Y's coaches on the playground, participating in a variety of physical activities. 

Originally referred to as a "psychomotor program", the name stands for Physical Learning Activities for Youth. The program's goal is to help students learn the value of staying active, and help them develop healthy habits they'll carry with them throughout their lives.

The YMCA's  P.L.A.Y. program, found at dozens of schools throughout the Valley, ensures that children receive the physical fitness, healthy living tools and character building they'll need to succeed.

To watch a video about the North Valley YMCA's P.L.A.Y. program, click here.

Appropriate Footwear is a Must

Please be sure to send your child to school in shoes that are appropriate for running and playing during P.E., recess and lunch. 

Shoes should fit well, in good condition and be close-toed. 

If a child is wearing shoes that make it unsafe to participate in outdoor activity, parents will be called to bring a different pair to school.