I am really excited about the Cup Stacking day we are doing in PE this week on Wednesday, November 28. Sport Stacking is an exciting sport where students stack and unstack 12-specially designed cups (Speed Stacks). Sport Stacking uses both sides of the body and brain developing important athletic and academic skills. One of my goals, as a Physical Educator, is to promote physical activity at home through positive alternatives to computer, television and video game screen time. I believe that Sport Stacking is a unique, fun and simple activity that motivates kids to get up and move. I have Speed Stacks sets for students to purchase here at the school with an added benefit of helping to earn the Sport Pack for our PE program. Here’s why you should participate:
*Sport Stacking is healthy for kids, and can help them train for other sports.
*Sport Stacking helps improve hand-eye coordination, reflexes, focus and concentration, and uses both sides of the brain
*Sport Stacking gives the kids something to practice anytime- indoors or outdoors.
*Sets are only $20.00 and you pay no shipping
*Speed Stacks sets are available for immediate purchase.
*20% of what sells helps raise funds for our school!
* excellent holiday gift.
Act now, I have a limited supply of colors and quantities. An order form will be going home with your student. Please choose from the list on the form and return the order and payment to the school, cash or check. (checks should be made payable to the school). Once I receive the payment, the kid receives his or cups directly at school that same day. First come, first served!
Thank you for supporting Keheley!
We will be collecting nonperishable food items to benefit local families. Please support this very special project. All items should be dropped off on the café’ stage. Some of the items needed for the families are as follows:
*Grocery Store Gift Certificates (drop off in the front office)
Cereal Canned Vegetables
Cranberry Sauce Canned Yams
Boxed Stuffing Boxed Mashed Potatoes
Canned soup Canned fruit
Canned beans Rice Pasta Gravy
Cake mix with canned frosting Mac & cheese
Thank you for your support! J
Your invitation to
Vet’s Day Honor Walks
Wednesday and Thursday November 14-15, 2018
Come walk or run with your student on one of the dates below. We will honor our Vet’s with the All American lunch and recognize them during the walks. In addition, we have a friendly competition house against house. We will collect straws and add up mileage for each grade level during their Specials time. The points earned each class will be given to the appropriate house.
Specials Schedule for Art, Music, and PE
Wednesday, November 14
8:00-8:45 4th grade
9:35-10:20 2nd grade
11:30-12:15 1st grade
12:25-1:10 3rd grade
1:30-2:15 5th grade
Thursday, November 15
8:00-8:45 4th grade
10:25-11:10 2nd grade
11:30-12:15 3rd grade
12:25-1:10 1st grade
1:30-2:15 5th grade
Come one, Come all!!!
We had our first Special's fun day on Friday, September 21st. Every nine weeks we celebrate student successes. Each Specialist teacher will pick 2 students from each grade level to receive an award for being an outstanding student. These students display great character, follow directions, and are kind to others. Below are the PE winners:
K- Emily Millard, and Austin Morrill
1st-Dailee Howard, and Jacob Donahue
2nd-Joanna Campbell, and JT Charlesworth
3rd-Michael Gilreath, and Bella Morris
4th-DJ Huggins, and Addy Lewis
5th-Gabby McAvoy, and Will Cushenberry
Email from the Falcons
To: Stephanie Lawson
From: Taylor Hough, Community Relations Coordinator, Atlanta Falcons
On behalf of the Atlanta Falcons, this memo is to inform you that DJ Huggins has been selected as a 2018 Atlanta Falcons PLAY 60 MVP. Seven students from around the state of Georgia were selected as PLAY 60 MVPs based upon their conscious effort and commitment to eating healthy, staying active and demonstrating sportsmanship at their school.
The PLAY 60 MVPs will be recognized during the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Atlanta Falcons game on September 30, 2018 at 1pm. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Please contact the student’s parent and/or guardian to inform them that their child has been selected as a 2018 Atlanta Falcons PLAY 60 MVP. For their efforts, each student will receive a total of four tickets and will participate in a pregame recording to be aired in-game on the halo board. You will receive a total of two tickets for nominating them. Your tickets will be available at 11am at Will Call next to Gate 1 (tickets will be listed under your name). Student’s tickets will be distributed upon their arrival at 10am outside of Gate 2.
Congratulations and GO FALCONS!
Community Relations Programs Assistant
This Friday we will have our first “Super Specials Fun Day”. This replaces “P.E. Fun Day”. Once every 9 weeks, the kids will report to the gym for a special free choice day with Art, Music, and PE. We will be giving out special awards to students who demonstrate good character during their specials time. As the cooler weather approaches, this is a good opportunity to get outside more. Walk after dinner, and ride your bikes.
3-5 We just finished the FITNESSGRAM test for grades 3-5. We are only required to report the fourth and fifth grade scores to the State of Georgia. The FITNESSGRAM is a comprehensive health-related fitness and activity assessment and computerized reporting system. This program provides feedback based on whether your child achieves standards for physical activity or fitness. We will do this assessment again in the spring to see if they can improve their results. We want everyone to stay in the Healthy Fitness Zone.
We started the year learning the rules in the gym and expectations. Students in K-2 learned how to move in general and personal space. We have introduced Locomotor skills such as running, skipping, hopping, jumping, etc...Then, we practiced these skills in dances and game situations. Next, we moved to pathways and created letters and words to help support our school goal improve reading.
We are excited to tell you about our Walk Fit program for the students at Keheley Elementary School this year. Walk Fit is an optional walking program for students before the school day starts. We all know how good walking is for people of all ages. We want for the students to understand the importance of exercise on a regular basis and the only way for them to really understand it, is to do it! When we have the students in our Physical Education class, we are following a curriculum and need every minute to teach them a variety of activities and movement concepts. We want to teach the children that frequency is important in an exercise program. Students will arrive at school and check in with their teacher. Students must eat breakfast first!!! The students will then exit the building to the track through A Wing ONLY. This will keep students away from the bus area and safe. The students will sign in with Mrs. Lawson, and Mrs. Tramble at the picnic table and then start walking around the track. This is another great way to develop a healthy lifestyle. We will be walking one day a week for each grade level with the exception of Kindergarten. If there is inclement weather, we will walk in the gym. This walking program will be a positive, stress free way to start the day. We hope that the children will be able to go back to their classrooms and be more alert to focus on their classroom work. We start Walk Fit August 14th 2018.
Tuesday-1st and 2nd grades
Thursday- 3rd and 4th grades
We would appreciate your support for the Walk Fit program. We think this could make a positive difference in the lives of our students here at the school.
Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. Tramble
Dear Keheley parents,
My name is Mrs. Lawson and I am the Physical Education teacher here at Keheley. Mrs. Tramble is the P.E. paraprofessional and we have been working together for 10 years in the gym. We look forward to a great school year filled with FUN health and wellness activities. We want to offer your child the BEST Physical Education program possible.
The Physical Education program is based on Cobb County Performance Standards and the standards for the National Association for Sports, and Physical Education (NASPE). These standards will be the basis in which we will assess your child’s progress throughout the year. Your child’s grade may vary each nine weeks due to different assessments. We will also look at your child’s behavior and willingness to participate in class. We expect all students to participate on a regular basis, and to wear athletic shoes for their safety. It is suggested that girls wear shorts under dresses on those days they wear a dress to Physical Education. If your child is ill and unable to participate in P.E., please send a note or email. If your child has a serous illness or injury and cannot participate for an extended period of time, please send a doctor’s note.
We look forward to meeting new students and parents. We believe we can make a difference in the health and wellness of the children, the staff, and the families in this community. We want your children to LOVE going to gym and expect a fabulous school year.
Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. Tramble
Physical Education Teachers
Summer is in full swing with warm, long days to enjoy with friends and family. The season offers a perfect time to stock your freezer with vegetables to have on-hand. Frozen vegetables are simple to store and an easy way to make half your plate fruits and vegetables year round. One popular freezer favorite for every season is frozen broccoli.
Broccoli mixes well with a variety of flavors and sauces and can be used in a many recipes. The convenience of frozen broccoli makes it easy to add to soups, casseroles, egg dishes and more. Part of the MyPlate Dark Green Vegetable subgroup, broccoli adds lively color to meals and provides nutrients such as dietary fiber, folate (folic acid) and vitamin C.
Thank you so much for volunteering on our Field Day this year! We could not have done it without your help running the stations. I know your children appreciate you volunteering your time too!! We loved seeing you there!!
We hope to see you next year!
Mrs. Lawson, Mrs. Tramble, Mrs. Fox, and Mr. Nathanson