This year, we might not be able to bring parents to PE (like previous years’ Take Your Parent to PE Week), but we can Bring PE to Families! During the week of October 19-23, physical educators around the country will participate in Bring PE to Your Family Week.
Active Schools has teamed up with the Online Physical Education Network (OPEN) to bring you all the resources you need to make this virtual event an important advocacy experience for everyone.
Here’s how it works.
Step 1: Take 2 minutes to REGISTER your school for this important advocacy event. WHY? Because Active Schools can bring more media attention to Bring PE to Your Family Week, and physical education in general, when we are able to report a large number of participating schools.
Once you register, the Bring PE to Your Family logo (in various formats) will be emailed to you.
Step 2: Set the date for the week of October 19-23 and invite families to join their child virtually for physical education. If that week does not work for you, that’s okay — pick a date that does. All resources will be live for a full year.
Step 3:Download the lessons for the grade levels that you teach — elementary (K-2), elementary (3-5), and secondary (MS & HS).
Step 4: Plan 1 or 2 lessons with a Bring PE to Your Family Week theme. Lesson materials focus on the value of physical education and routine physical activity, mindfulness, enjoyment, and nutrition.
Step 5: During the event, use #FamiliesLovePE on all social media channels to share screenshots, parent testimonials, and advocacy gems for the #PhysEd world to enjoy. Encourage parents/caregivers to post about their family’s participation as well.
Step 6: Ask your principal to videotape a short greeting to the families about the importance of physical education and his/her support for it — and to thank them for participating in Bring PE to Your Family Week and supporting their student. Show the video at the beginning of each class’s first lesson of the week.
Did you know? Classroom teachers can contribute to their students’ need for movement while simultaneously teaching and reinforcing academic concepts. The benefits of physical activity breaks in the classroom are endless.