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We, at PS 197, recognize the importance of being physically fit and healthy as it relates to academic success for all learners. Therefore, our Physical Education Program serves all students in PK through Grade 5. Our PE program follows the Fitnessgram Pacing Calendar along with the Physical Best Curriculum. Our program incorporates other resources such as the SPARK Program, Adaptive Physical Education and online resources.
Our Adaptive Physical Education Program utilizes TGMD2 assessments along with the monthly calendar activities in order to allow all students to access skills and strategies through multiple entry points. Following the monthly guide, our APE teacher prepares our students to participate in culminating community events, such as Track and Field, Bowling, Volleyball, Basketball, Dance, Carnival and Field Day Events.
All students in grades 3-5 participate in our annual Field Day. Students are engaged throughout the day by rotating from station to station. It is a culmination of skills and strategies taught throughout the year. Students are assigned randomly to a team (Red or Blue), and collect points which are scored like a color war. Students are encouraged to display good sportsmanship and teamwork.
All students in PK-2 participate in Carnival Day. Students rotate from station to station, engaging in activities that address the skills and strategies that have been taught throughout the year. Families are encouraged to participate in Field Day and Carnival Events.
We are full time licensed Physical Education and Adaptive Physical Education Teachers.