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CTAHPERD NEWS

CT Physical Fitness Assessment

You are welcome to use one of these certificates to recognize students achieving the criteria on the CT PFA.

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Have You Done the #Jump4More Health & PE Challenge Yet?

Join the #Jump4More Challenge and have your students tell Congress why there needs to be more health and PE in schools!

For the 2017-18 school year, Congress drastically reduced funding for Title IV, Part A of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The #Jump4More Challenge will be integrated into our talks during our annual SPEAK Out! Day and showcased to members of Congress in an effort to highlight the importance of health and PE.

Take the #Jump4More Challenge

3 easy steps to take the #Jump4More Challenge:

  1. Take a short two-minute video
  2. Share on social media
  3. Challenge your colleagues

Check out the videos of other school and teachers! Want to get involved too? Have your students jump rope or shoot hoops four times then ask them to share what they love about health/PE!

Use the SHAPE America sample video scripts to get started.


CTAHPERD 2016 Outstanding Program Recognized by SHAPE America

SHAPE America recently published a new “Case Study” on their website recognizing a program developed by CTAHPERD members Mac DeVito and Janet Folchetti at Nathan Hale Middle School in Norwalk, CT. READ MORE

“Moving Through the Ages”

Mac DeVito and Janet Folchetti wanted to develop community involvement, inter-generational appreciation and an awareness of staying and keeping fit throughout one’s life journey in their students. In partnership with Maplewood Senior Retirement Home, seniors visit the school once a month for fellowship and exercise. This program not only reinforces the students’ awareness of staying active and fit throughout their lives, but also helps them develop a sense of caring and respect for the elderly. Conversely, the senior friends enjoy interacting and sharing their life experiences with the students.

Congratulations!!


Attention Health Educators!

The Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut has developed educational materials for middle school and high school level students called “Protect Your Brain Toolkit.” Access the free materials HERE.

 


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