Dear Parents,

Welcome to another school year at M.S. 144. I am Ms. Thomas and will be your child's physical education teacher. I look forward to working with you and your child towards their physical fitness. There are three main components we will be focusing on which are in keeping with the Physical Education Learning Standards of New York State.

1. Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.
2. Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
3. Students understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.

The grading policy will be as follows:
Wearing uniform 30%
Participation 30%
Skill specific tests 20%
Written reports/tests 20%

Classroom expectations:
1. Students should wear sweatpants or shorts and the appropriate academy colored shirt; no headgear
2. Only sneakers can be worn in the gymnasium; no boots, sandals, or shoes allowed
3. Students are expected, upon entering the gymnasium, to report to their floor spots and await further instruction.
4. A whistle blown three times will be used to get everyone's attention. Students must respond.
5. Students must show respect for themselves and their classmates.
6. No electronics are to be brought in the gymnasium

Please review the aforementioned with your child to ensure a productive school year.

Respectfully yours,

Ms. Thomas