Dear Parents,

Welcome to a new year of Physical Education at Wolf Lake Elementary. We are excited to be your child’s teachers and look forward to teaching your child the physical education/health standards that will help them become more confident, healthy, and safe.  Please remember to fill out and return your child’s Physical Education Participation form ASAP. 

Reminders for PE

·         Students are required to have 150 minutes of PE per week.  They come to PE three days per week. Please check with their teacher to know which days of the week your child is coming to PE so they can dress accordingly.  (Example: We are not allowed to let a student sit out because they have new shoes that they do not want to get dirty.)  Please make us aware of any special situations with your child as they relate to PE on the participation form (Example: asthma, injury, disability).

·         Clothing:  Students need comfortable clothing that will allow them to move freely, jump, roll, throw, etc.  Girls who wear dresses are encouraged to wear shorts under their dress for modesty, and so they can confidently participate fully in the activity.  When the weather is hot, students should dress so that they do not overheat. 

·         Shoes:  Shoes should be comfortable and allow them to run and stop (not slip) without falling.  A sneaker type shoe is preferred.  Students will never be allowed to take their shoes off to participate in an activity.  Keep in mind that we have a large grass field, red clay baseball diamond, and concrete basketball court and pavilion.  Shoes can get scuffed and marked up.  On picture days, field trips, etc. we will provide activities that allow them to dress up and still participate.  Flip-flops are never allowed in PE and high heel shoes or shoes with slippery hard soles cause students to slip, fall, and turn ankles. 

·         Safety:  Keeping your child safe and injury free is our first priority.  We need your help by making sure they are properly dressed for physical activity.  We do not like have to sit a child out, but we would rather do that than risk your child being injured.

·         Participation:  Participation is mandatory, unless a note from a parent, doctor, etc. indicates otherwise for a period of time.  Please be sure that we are made aware in writing of any modifications that need to be made to your child’s participation.  A note to the teacher or office will be forwarded to us and will suffice.  NOTE:  While participation is mandatory, your child will never be required to participate beyond their physical ability to do so safely.  They will be encouraged to do their best!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at via email at or (best way to contact us) or leave a voicemail at 407-464-3342 X4134228 and we will get back to you.  Thank you!

Coach Ripper and Coach Sandvick

Physical Education Teachers

Wolf Lake Elementary