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Pasadena Unified's Health Program Wins Top Statewide Honor
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Activity Works Grants (grades K-4) – Apply by Oct. 31 A brand new Let’s Move! Active Schools grant is now available for schools serving K-4 students! Now through Oct. 31, you can apply to bring the Activity Works program to your students. Activity Works’ cloud-based platform delivers scientifically-designed activity breaks to the classroom via exciting, cross-curricular video episodes. Schools awarded an Activity Works grant will receive: a site…
Halloween Bingo is a great indoor game for rainy day recess or physical education.  It is also great classroom Halloween parties.

Bingo Cards in this packet is included in a colored and black and white version so you can print and laminate those you want to use every year and just run off black and white copies for student work pages.

Package Contents
6 Bingo Game Options
Cover pg 1
Instructions pg 4
Bingo Call Cards pgs. 5-10 color
Bingo Game …
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CA has two exciting grants available from AFHK.  Wellness Grants  Calling All Parents - School Grants for Healthy Kids: California Schools Apply Today! Are you looking for funding to support school physical activity projects and nutrition initiatives for this school year? You’re in luck! Action for Healthy Kids is now accepting School Grants for Healthy Kids applications from CA schools with active parents and PTAs for the 2016-2017 school year. F…
Attention parents: If you’d like to see your kids do better in school, have them close their books, set down their pencils and go outside to play. That’s the latest advice from an international group of experts who studied the value of exercise in school-age kids. “Physical activity before, during and after school promotes scholastic performance in children and youth,” according to a newconsensus statementpublished Monday in the British Journal …
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Promise Neighborhoods Implementation Grants Deadline: July 8, 2016 The vision of the program is that all children and youth growing up in Promise Neighborhoods have access to great schools and strong systems of family and community support that will prepare them to attain an excellent education and successfully transition to college and a career. 
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Part 4 Greetings! I hope by now you’re read all 3 parts of “Grow4It!” If not, just scroll down and catch up. We’ll wait for you to come back…Welcome back! So now you know that everything we’ve done thus far has led us down this personal, professional growth path. We’ve “G”athered resources, human and otherwise; we’ve “4”mulated (formulated) our plan; and now we’re in the process of “I”mplementing it. I’ve asked people in my PLN to weigh in with …
Exercise Cards
The Peaceful Playgrounds set of Exercise Cards are easy to use and describe the exercises in the set, as well as, have an illustration for each task card. They are a great idea for brain break activities inside or perfect for warm-up exercises in physical education class held outside.

The digital download provides instant access to the pdf format of 12 exercise cards. This makes a great edition to the Peaceful Playgrounds line of …
II  On to Part 2 & Recommendations from Physical Educators.Our second post about the G in Gather and we will dissect  “Non-Human Resources.”I began researching this article by asking physical educators I know from twitter (an integral component of my PLN) what their favorite #physed (#physed is a popular hashtag on twitter) resources are. While almost all spoke highly of the “Human Resources” they’ve gained from Twitter and Voxer, here are …
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by Paul Rosengard

Part 1 -- The G in Grow stands for Gather
A rolling stone may Gather no moss, but a physical educator must Gather resources to stay relevant. Those who prepare well and embrace professional growth can move beyond relevancy to exemplary.

We're going to examine Gathering resources in two parts. This first of two articles on the G in Gather will focus on "Human Resources." No, not the HR department companies use to rec…
By Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer

1) Recess serves as a necessary break from the rigors of concentrated, academic challenges in the classroom. It also offers cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits that may not be fully appreciated when a decision is made to diminish it. Pediatrics, Dec. 31, 2012.

Cognitive Benefits
2) Several studies demonstrate that recess, whether performed indoors or outdoors, made children more attentive and more prod…
Sports Equipment Grants:Grants to equip an organized sport, recreational activity, or fitness program that offers consistent and structured opportunity for play to large groups of children.Click herehttp://www.goodsports.org/apply/
This blog post is written by Paul Rosengard consultant to the Peaceful Playgrounds Foundation.  Follow Paul at  @paulrosengard

Today's physical education teachers, youth leaders, coaches and parents are so lucky!

Before and after I began teaching/coaching in the 70's, I would have to drive to a library to view the only resources available to me at the time, books and magazines. Navigating my way through the Dewey decimal system, I'd …
8 Ways Exercise Can Help Your Child Do Better in School


Great article on the 8 Ways Exercise Can Help Your Child Do Better in School.
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