Physical Education and Health
Our goal is for our students to lead a healthy, active lifestyle now and in the future.
Physical Education is offered weekly to all of our students (Pre-K through 8th Grades). Third through 8th Grades receive 60 minutes of physical education (includes 5 minutes locker room time where applicable). Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades receive 45 minutes, and Pre-K 4 year olds receive 30 minutes of physical education.
The Health and P.E. Teacher, Mrs. Julie Hynes, has been teaching at Holy Family School for more than 24 years. She is PA state- certified with a B.A. in Health and Physical Education K-12, and an M.S. in Health.
Physical Education is a PA state-mandated class. Therefore, if a child is under a doctor's care, please submit a doctor's note to the school nurse and the P.E. teacher with specific directions for how long the child is to be excused or in need of any limitations. After a child has been excused from P.E. class with a doctor's note (example: broken arm), they will need a doctor's note to return to P.E. class.
In addition, a parent should not excuse a child from P.E. class. Rather, if there is a need for limitations, such as no running due to coughing, then the child can participate in those activities without running. During each P.E. class, there are numerous activities in which your child may participate.
Holy Family School is proud to offer health class to every class from Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
Kindergarten through the 5th Grades receive a 30-minute health class every other week. Topics are age appropriate and include germ transmission, fire prevention, dental health, heart health, feelings and emotions, safety, poisons, alcohol and drug education, anti-smoking, and nutrition, to name just a few. Sixth, 7th, and 8th Grades receive a 40-45 minute health class each week. Within these grades, topics include but are not limited to germ transmission, fire prevention, first aid, body systems, anti-bullying, heart health, alcohol and drug education, nutrition, male and female reproductive systems (for 6th and 8th Grades), and anti-smoking.
During each marking period for 6th, 7th , and 8th Grades, a student's health folder and notebook are collected (advance notice given) and the following items graded:
- content for each including required weekly lesson notes and handouts
- was it handed in on time?
- graded tests or assignments signed by parent (7th and 8th Grades);
- neatness and organization
For more information, visit the webpage of Mrs. Julie Hynes, HFS Health and Physical Education teacher.