Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Activities Calendar

Crown Pointe Academy
Physical Education and Wellness

Staff Yoga: Mon./Tues. 4-5 pm (Free)

Sept. 3rd,16th,30th     Oct. 15th,29th      Nov. 12th

Dec. 10th           Jan. 7th,21st          Feb. 3rd,18th

March 2nd,16th,30th     April 13th,27th     May 11th

Staff ReFit: Wed. 4-5 pm (Donation)

Every Wednesday in the Gym, unless notified by E-mail
Morning Open Gym: K-8 6:50-7:30 am
Sept. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Oct. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
Nov. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21
Dec. 10, 12, 17, 19
Jan. 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
Feb. 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
March 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 31
April 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
May 5, 7, 12
Friday Open Gym: 5-8  3:45-4:30 pm
Aug. 16, 23, 30
Sept. 6                 No dates in October
Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22
Dec. No dates in December
Jan. 10, 31
Feb. 7, 21
March 6, 13
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8
FISH: 4-8   Thursdays 3:45-5:00
Sept. 5, 12, 19
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
Nov. 7, 14, 21
Dec. 12
Jan. 9, 16, 23
Feb. 13, 20, 27
March 12, 19
April 2, 9, 16, 30
May 7
FISH Jr. : K-3  Select Thursdays 3:45-5:00

In Shape September    9/26/19
FISH-O-WEEN     10/31/19
Holiday Games     12/19/19
Jump Rope Extravaganza     01/30/20
Dodgeball Party     3/05/20
End of Year Bash      4/30/20

Dates and times are subject to change. Permission slips/liability waivers are required for all activities.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

CPA PE Expectations (K-5 below MS)

Crown Pointe Academy

Middle School Physical Education
Mr. Varner
Course Information:
This semester in PE students will have the opportunity to learn a number of skills and concepts. Fitness and Sports! Students will be able to sometimes choose their own personal path to wellness via fitness or playing games!. They will be able play a number of team sports that will require them to work cooperatively with others. Every day we will warm-up, focusing on aerobic endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. We will then proceed with our unit activities. Please keep up to date on all things PE, FISH, Mindful Movement and Open Gym related with my blog at www.crownpointepe.blogspot.com

Rules/Expectations:                           BE PREPARED!!!                                                                            
1.       To be SAFE 
-       No gum in the gym.
-       Be aware of surroundings. Never throw, kick, or hit an object towards someone unless they are facing the object and paying attention. Be careful when near the walls.
-          When the whistle is blown, stop moving, hold equipment, and listen.
-          No “no-common sense” actions or horsing around.
2.       To be RESPONSIBLE
-       Always do your best to have a positive attitude. Display good sportsmanship.
-       Be on time!!! You have one minute after the bell to be in your gym.
-          Participate at all times at your best level of capability.
-          When the whistle is blown, stop moving, hold any equipment, face the teacher and listen.
-          Put equipment away when asked! Follow the teacher’s directions.
3.       To be RESPECTFUL
-       Always respect yourself, your classmates, the teacher, the locker room, and the equipment.
-       Listen! Do not interrupt or prevent the teacher from continuing directions or others from fully participating.
-       Play/participate fairly and honestly. 

Discipline Procedure:
The following discipline procedure will be used in response to violations of the rules above. Pending the severity of the violation, a step may be skipped.
1.       Verbal Warning
2.       Short time out
3.       Extended time out. At this stage a referral may be filled out and the student will sit out for the remainder of the period or be sent to the office.
4.       The student will be sent to the director’s office.

Dressing Out:
All Middle School students must dress out for PE everyday, unless directed otherwise by the PE teacher.  NO excuses will be accepted for this policy unless the student is unable to participate due to illness or injury (parent or physician note required). Dressing out is important for hygiene, enabling participation in a wide range of movement and activities and for fostering responsibility The dress out criteria is as follows on the reverse side:

All Students must wear:
Black shorts (small logos are acceptable, majority color must be black). Plain black or navy athletic pants are also acceptable. Skin tight exercise shorts and yoga pants/leggings are NOT allowed!

A Plain Gray T-shirt (small logos are acceptable, also no low cut necks or muscle cuts allowed)

Athletic Shoes. Shoes must be properly tied and stay on feet for any type of activity. Sandals, dress shoes, boots, or heelless shoes are NOT acceptable. Socks must be worn under shoes.

If a student is not dressed out according to the guidelines above, he/she will lose a percentage of his/her daily points, but he/she will still be expected to participate. If a student does not dress out 10 or more times in a single quarter, his/her participation in games and activities may be limited by the P.E. teacher each subsequent day he/she is not dressed out. The student may be given an alternate assignment/activity to complete. Students wearing inappropriate foot ware will not be able to participate and may be given an alternative assignment/activity if applicable.

Students will be graded daily based on their participation and effort. This is determined using teacher observation. On days that pedometers are made available students are required to reach a certain and attainable number of steps during the class period. Pedometers may also be used to award extra credit. Other parts of the P.E. grade will be in class assignments, quizzes, various assessment rubrics and fitness tests.

The daily grade will be determined as follows:

Dressed Out………………………30%

Grading scale will follow   A   B   C   D   F   format. Progress reports may only be sent out if a student is at a C-F grade level.

Excuses from participation:
Excuses from participation must come directly from a parent(s)/guardian(s) or a physician. In order to be excused from participation the student must have a note written and signed by either of the above. Parents may also contact the school or the teacher personally or by phone.  Students will only be allowed 3 excuses from participation per semester (unless it is a prolonged illness or injury). Thereafter, a students’ participation grade will be affected. Under certain circumstances, notes may be accepted the following day of class.

All students can use a Gym Locker to hold their clothes in during PE class. The locker room is not supervised or secured during class time. If a student uses a Gym Locker they need to provide their own combination lock and report which locker they are using to the PE teacher. This lock is to be removed at the end of the semester. If not using a Gym Locker, students should bring a bag for their clothes and keep the bag in the gym during class. Students leave personal belongings in Gym Lockers and the locker room at their own risk and Crown Pointe Academy is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged belongings.

Elementary Physical Education


Course Information:
This year in PE we will have a wonderful time, and truly make sure we all enjoy being active. Throughout the school year we will participate in a number of movement, athletic skill, natural skill, nutritional/health and fitness focused activities within a variety of units. Units are nine class periods. All grades have an individualized curriculum, with many common aspects within K-2 and 3-5 respectively. Every day we will warm-up, and then proceed with our unit activities. On certain unit days, activities are done in small groups. We will be including unstructured free time on certain unit days as well. This will provide the opportunity for students to develop important play related social skills in a supervised setting. Please keep up to date on all things PE, FISH, Mindful Movement and Open Gym activities with my blog at www.crownpointepe.blogspot.com

K-5 Rules/Expectations:                     Be Prepared to Be…
1.      SAFE 
·            No food or gum in the gym.
·           Use equipment appropriately.
·            Be aware of surroundings. Never throw, kick, or hit an object towards someone unless they are facing the object and paying attention. Be careful when near the walls.
·           When the whistle is blown, stop movement, hold equipment, and listen.
·            Using common sense and NO horsing around.
2.      Responsible
·            Always listen when needed and following directions as given.
·            Line up appropriately.
·            Use equipment correctly and put it away correctly when asked!
·            Always have proper clothing and tennis shoes.
·            Participate at you highest level of capability.
·            Keep a positive attitude.
3.      Respectful
·            Always respect yourself, your classmates, the teacher, the locker room, and the equipment.
·            Listen! Not talking while the teacher is talking. Not interrupting or preventing the teacher from continuing directions.
·            Play/participate fairly and honestly.  Allow others to participate fully.
·            Use good Sportsmanship (positive playing, teamwork, talk and encouragement).
Discipline Procedure:
The following discipline procedure will be used in response to violations of the expectations above. Pending the severity of the violation, a step may be skipped. It is important to note that a student’s behavior and participation directly affects the student’s grade.

Elementary grades K-5 will use a level system to determine behavior management and their P.E. grade. Students are expected to follow the three expectations above. Upon losing track of one of the three behavior expectations students will be given a warning. Continuing to ignore warnings/expectations will result in the student being sent to a specific task area away from the current activity for a short time out. The student will be moved down to level 0. The student may be asked to return or may have to remain away from P.E. activities for an extended time out. The task area does provide alternative activities. If a student must serve an extended time out during a class period, they will be subject to homeroom discipline procedures so that the behavior is reported to their parents/guardians. Severe irresponsibility or disrespectful behavior results in the homeroom teacher or administration taking the students out of class.

Oval: Please pay attention to your student’s Specials rotation to know what days they will have PE! Every three school days!All students are required to have proper athletic shoes to participate in P.E. This may mean bringing athletic shoes and keeping them in the classroom until the P.E. period. Athletic shoes have a rubber sole (preferably at least a ½ inch thick for safety) and cover the heels, sides and top of the feet. Sandals, boots, dress shoes, backless shoes, and any shoe that has a distinguished raised heel will not allow participation. Shoes must also be tied and not slip off feet to permit participation. The improper shoes listed here can result in various foot and/or ankle injuries when students participate in activity, as well as damage to the flooring/equipment. Students without proper shoes will not participate for these safety reasons. This also directly affects the student’s grade. Not participating drops student’s to a 0 for that class period. In such cases students will remain in a specific task area with an                                                                                 alternative activity to complete during class.

*Girls must also have shorts on under skirts, dresses and jumpers for P.E. class. Even when wearing tights or leggings. Skorts are acceptable.*

Students will be graded on a daily basis using levels 0, 1 or 2. Level 1 (Prepared)  represents a base grade of A- (90%) or S+. To get a higher grade a student can demonstrate Exceptional behavior and be moved to Level 2, an A/A+ (92-100%) or H. Level 0 (Irresponsible) ranges from F to D+ (0-59%) or N to S-. Other grading factors could be short in class assignments or checklists, in class questioning, and practice guides. No homework will be given in PE, except the request that students stay active outside of school and always remember their tennis shoes!

Excuses from participation:
If, for any reason, the student needs to be excused from participating in PE please provide the school, the homeroom teacher, AND the PE teacher with a parent or physician note. Parents may also contact the school or me personally or by e-mail/phone. The school Health Aide may also excuse the students from PE for health reasons. 

Welcome Back

 It's great to be back here at Crown Pointe. Stay tuned here for information about PE. All Open Gyms and FISH will get started the week of Labor Day (September 2nd).

I spent my summer watching a lot of soccer, doing plenty of spring cleaning and house work, and biking and hiking. It was great to have my family visit from Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Nebraska as well.

I am happy to be back here at CPA and fulfill our Physical Education goal of connecting students with their bodies with Natural skills, Nutrition games, Dance and Fitness activities, Social and Intrapersonal mindfulness, as well as sports. Some of the links on this page can connect you with some of our sport units.

And lastly, I can't wait to hear what the students and our families have been up to this summer! Stay tuned for more opportunities to share how you're getting active outside of CPA!

Sunday, June 30, 2019


Enjoying watching both the women's and men's national soccer teams compete.

Who do you think will be in the FWWC and Gold Cup finals?

Hope everyone is having a happy and healthy summer. Watch some soccer!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Softball Challenge Results

The older grades held on to keep their place in the rankings here at CPA.

Ms. Wetmore's 5th grade class beat Mrs. Hardy's class 4-2 with some early scoring and late holding defense.

The 6th grade game also went 4-2 in favor of 6A. The game was tied until the 6th inning when 6A score two more and held on through the bottom of the 6th.

In the Challenge game both teams scored in the first inning, and 5th grade was showing signs of promise on defense. But 6th grade maintained their hitting and getting on 1st base consistently led to more runs. While 6th grade won the game 8-3, the 5th grade spark was a Home Run from Matthew F.! A fun game and great sportsmanship too!

The 7th grade games was a close one until the last inning. Both teams were holding with 3 runs, but 7B rallied in the 5th to score 9 additional runs. 7A, the home team, could not make that up and lost the game 3-12.

In the 8th grade match up, 8B chose to swing first, a strategy that worked as they shocked 8A with 4 quick runs. More runs came from them in the 5th. 8A looked like they might be able to tie the game in the 6th inning, but fell short losing 4-7.

The weather brought us inside for the Challenge game, so we played some Wiffle ball between 8B and 7B. Again 8B chose to swing first, and again it worked for them, shocking a frozen 7th grade team with 8 runs in the 1st inning. The 8th defense was too much for the 7th grade bats, although they did get in 2 runs in the final inning. 8th dominated 15-2.

The big surprise was 6th grade beating 7th in our consolation game. 7th almost caught them with their only earned run of the game in the 5th inning (the rest were from walks). But 6th grade fielding was on fire and they won 6-5.

Thanks for a fun Challenge this year CPA!

GoNoodle this Summer

Dear parents,

This summer, get moving with GoNoodle GoSummer and check out the new How To channel for videos made just for kids! Your kids will learn how to... • How to Win at Tic Tac Toe • How to Make a Paper Airplane • How to Say “Hello” in 15 Languages • How to Tie a Tie • How to Make Shadow Puppets • How to Use Chop Sticks • How to Cook (lots of yummy stuff!)

 Play online at gonoodle.com/summer ... or find GoNoodle on your mobile apps/streaming devises.

Have a great summer CPA!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Annual Softball Challenge

Below is the schedule of games for our annual Softball Challenge. Games will be played 6 innings or 60 minutes, following Slow-Pitch Softball rules.

Friday, May 17th

8A vs. 8B:  8 am - 9 am 

5A vs. 5B:  9 am - 10 am 

6A vs. 6B:  10 am - 11 am 

7A vs. 7B:  11 am - 12 pm 

Monday, May 20th

8th Winner vs. 7th Winner: 10 am - 11 am 

Tuesday, May 21st

6th Winner vs. 5th Winner: 9 am - 10 am 

7th loser vs. 6th loser Consolation: 11 am - 12 pm