Physical Education

Welcome to South River's Physical Education webpage!

My name is Jeremy Kozak and I will be teaching P.E. to the students at South River along with Mr. Osterholm.  We are excited to share a variety of different skills that will help your child stay fit for the rest of their lives.  Each child receives two 50 minute physical education periods each week.  Please refer to the tab to see your child's assigned class time and day.

The aim of the physical education program at South River Elementary School is to develop and improve students’ personal fitness and motor skills by providing developmentally appropriate activities through purposeful, creative and enjoyable instruction.  Be incorporating challenging yet achievable tasks, the students will attain positive attitudes about physical activity and movement.

Gymnasium Expectations

A-Act Safely

B-Be Prepared and Be Positive


D-Do your best

One of the many ways the L’Anse Creuse elementary physical education program promotes daily exercise is through our Fitness Club. Each month each student will receive a fitness calendar. The idea of the calendar is to encourage our students to take part in some type of exercise everyday. The sooner students, and people in general, start acquiring good, healthy habits such as daily exercise, the more likely people will continue the good habits throughout their lives. The calendar is simple. Students perform the exercise or activity listed on the calendar each day and circles it or crosses it off when they have completed it.

The exercises and activities that are provided on the calendar offer different ideas to help get the students (and you J) moving. It is certainly acceptable to choose a different activity on any given day. If your student chooses to do an activity that is different from the one provided, please have them write down what they did in the box that corresponds to the day they did it. Students who have completed 20 or more days may turn in the calendar with a parent or guardian signature. Students will receive a token of achievement for each month completed. Students will also be recognized by signing a poster that is displayed in the gymnasium. Students who have completed 6 or more months throughout the school year will be invited to the end of the year fitness club celebration. 

Fitness Calendars will be sent to you by email. If you do not provide the school with an email address the monthly calendars will be sent home with your child. If your child does not receive a calendar or if any of the calendars were misplaced you can download and print the calendars from this webpage. Please feel free to join in with your child and participate in the exercises and activities. Have fun and live healthy. Thanks for your help in promoting a healthy lifestyle. 

NASPE's National Standards for Physical Education 

Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. 

A physically educated person: 

  1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities. 
  3. Participates regularly in physical activity. 
  4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. 
  5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings. 

Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction. 

Excerpt taken from Moving into the Future: National Standards for Physical Education, 2nd Edition.