Use this communication to parents as a letter to send home or as a news piece for school website or school/PTA newsletter.
How often does your child participate in school physical education class? Does your child's school promote physical activity throughout the day? Who teaches your child's physical education class? As a parent it is important for you to be familiar with your school/school district's physical education and physical activity policies. It is also important that you encourage your school leaders to be familiar with those policies and that you urge them to meet the national standards, recommendations and guidelines from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
To learn more about the status of physical education in this country (Shape of the Nation Report) and current legislation before the U.S. Congress, go to AAHPERD Legislative Action Center at:
There are many ways you can help contribute to your child's good health and well-being. You can participate on your school's wellness committee, volunteer at a physical education class or physical activity event or educate your school leaders and legislators about the importance of physical education. Whatever you do, thank you so much for being your child's best advocate for physical education!