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  • General

    Welcome to Red Pine Physical Education with Mr. Amundson and Mr. Kotasek

    Mark Amundson
    Email Mr. Amundson
    651-683-6969
    VM #92503
    Mike Kotasek
    Email Mr. Kotasek
    651-683-6969
    VM #94731

    Welcome JPEG Mr. Amundson and Mr. Kotasek would like to welcome back all of the Red Pine students and families. We are excited to get the year started and look forward to a wonderful journey.

    The emphasis on the physical education program at Red Pine is on successful lifetime recreation and fitness. We focus on social skills as well as physical skills. Our goal is that each student will develop a positive self-concept through the physical education experiences. We look forward to providing leadership to the students of Red Pine through physical activity.

    Red Pine's developmentally-based physical education program emphasizes skill building, positive attitudes, and creative expression. Physical education is the place where learning the values of teamwork, cooperation, respect for rules, and respect for the diversity of others is promoted. The goal of the program is to promote active, healthy lifestyles, and positive self esteem.

    Let's get MOTIVATED!!! Red Pine Elementary has put an emphasis on TEAM in Physical Education. It's called Motivators, Huddles, and Warm Ups. Discussions were held among the students in which they listed cooperation, being a good listener, and encouraging one another as characteristics of being a good team member. All of these are elements that they will work on within their teams that were formed with their classmates and a class as a whole. Each grade will have the task of agreeing on a team name, handshake, and cheer. During the first couple of days, the students spent their time in class working on cooperative activities and getting to know their teammates. From here, these teams will gather throughout the year in huddles to motivate each other.

    Through this site you will have the opportunity to view information on your child's Physical Education schedule and curriculum; National Walk/Bike to School; and the Recess Running Club. Below are some pictures from last year's National Walk/Bike to School Day.

    Walk To School Day



    Physical Education Rules and Responsibilities

    • Tennis Shoes ONLY in the gymnasium.
    • Be sure shoes are tied and clean before coming into the gymnasium.
    • NO gum, candy, or food.
    • Respect all equipment!
    • Bring warm clothing for outdoor activities.
    • Notify a teacher of an injury immediately!
    • Always practice good sportsmanship.
    • Never leave class without permission.
    • Please bring a note from a parent if you cannot participate or must limit certain activities due to illness or injury.
    • AND always follow the most important rule....HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Physical/Health Education Web Sites

    Below are a list of web sites to help initiate student and parent involvement in creating an active and healthy life style. These web sites are full of information, ideas, games, and nutritional facts. The Physical Education Department would like to see ALL students and family members taking advantage of these wonderful ideas!!! Let's get STARTED and MOVING!!!
  • This topic

    Topic 1

    Trimester 1 Curriculum Units

    - Team Building
    - Cooperative Activities
    - Gross Motor Skills
    - Soccer Skills & Games
    - Football Skills & Games
    - Fitness Testing
    - Fall Festival

    • Topic 4

      Running Club Mile Award Recognition

      In this section students will be recognized for their effort and achievement in our Recess Running Club. Last year there were more than 200 Red Pine Students that participated in this program. Thirty five students reached the marathon level of running or walking 26.2 miles or beyond with our highest level reaching 135 miles over the course of the school year.

      2012 -2013 Red Pine Running Club Mile Award Recognition

      5 Mile Club
      5th Grade
      Adrienne M.

      Jamie L.
      Katie W.
      Kelsey S.
      Grace W.
      Sophia H.
      Sydney M.
      Lauren P.
      Fayth W.
      Addie P.
      Lindsey K.
      Devynn P.
      Mackenzie G.
      McKenna K.
      Miranda B.
      Fayth W.

      4th Grade
      Kendra R.
      Daniel G.
      Audrey S.
      Varun R.
      Ella J.
      Raegan K.
      Kate N.
      Maddie G.
      Nidhi
      Kadee E.
      Olivia K.
      Madison H.

      3rd Grade
      Hanna E.
      Hope E.
      Matthew B.
      Ava C.
      Sydney M.
      Godwin O.
      Justin T.
      Diana R.
      Vanessa B.
      Ben E.
      Nicole J.
      Sophia B.
      Natalie T.
      Chase T.
      Hafsah S.
      Lilly N.
      Nick J.
      Hannah E.
      Peyton G.
      Eva F.
      Jordan B.
      McCinley
      Grace W.
      Lily D.
      Isabella H.
      Aryka L.
      Ryan M.
      Hailey E.
      Ella D.

      2nd Grade
      Kiera C.
      Allie M.
      Mya C.
      Aspen H.
      Drew K.
      Preston R.
      William W.
      Noah G.
      Nick G.
      Eric L.
      Joey D.
      Elise W.
      Karissa M.
      Grace W.
      Elisha S.
      Marissa J.
      Jessa S.
      Reid W.
      Joseph L.

      10 Mile Club

      5th Grade
      Adrienne M.
      Jamie L.
      Sophia H.
      Sydney M.
      Kelsey S.
      Katie W.
      McKenzie G.
      Fayth W.

      4th Grade
      Kendra R.
      Raegan K.
      Maddie G.
      Daniel G.
      Varun R.
      Kate N.
      Kadee E.
      Olivia K.
      Madison H.

      3rd Grade
      Matthew B.
      Diana R.
      Vanessa B.
      Ava C.
      Sydney M.
      Nick J.
      Godwin O.
      Chase T.
      Hannah E.
      Lilly N.
      Natalie T.
      Jordyn B.

      2nd Grade
      Aspen H.
      Mya C.
      William W.
      Drew K.
      Allie M.
      Noah G.
      Kiera C.
      Preston R
      Nick G.
      Eric L.
      Joey D.
      Ryan M.
      Karrissa M.
      Elise W.
      Elisha S.
      Jessa S.
      Marissa J.
      Reid W.

      15 Mile Club

      5th Grade
      Adrienne M.
      Jamie L.
      Sydney M.
      Sophia H.
      Kelsey S.
      McKenna K.

      4th Grade
      Maddie G.
      Kendra R.
      Raegan K.
      Kate N.
      Varun R.
      Daniel G.
      Kadee E.
      Olivia K.
      Madison H.

      3rd Grade
      Sydney M.
      Ava C.
      Diana R.
      Vanessa B.
      Nick J.

      2nd Grade
      Aspen H.
      Mya C.
      Allie M.
      Kiera C.
      Nick G.
      Joey D.
      William W.
      Preston R.
      Karissa M.
      Elise W.
      Jessa S.
      Cole P.
      Reid W.
      Ryan M.

      20 Mile Club

      5th Grade
      Sydney M.
      Sophia H.
      Kelsey S.

      4th Grade
      Varun R.
      Daniel G.
      Maddie G.
      Kendra R.
      Kate N.
      Raegan K.
      Kadee E.
      Olivia K.
      Madison H.

      3rd Grade
      Diana R.
      Vanessa B.
      Natalie T.

      2nd Grade
      Aspen H.
      Mya C.
      Jessa S.
      Karissa M.
      Elise W.
      Allie M.
      Kiera C.
      William W.
      Ryan M.
      Nick J.

      25 Mile Club

      5th Grade

      4th Grade
      Varun R.
      Daniel G.
      Maddie G.
      Kendra R.
      Kate N.
      Raegan K.

      3rd Grade

      2nd Grade
      Aspen H.
      Mya C.
      Jessa S.
      Marathon Club

      5th Grade

      4th Grade
      Daniel G.
      Varun R.
      Maddie G.
      Kendra R.
      Kate N.
      Raegan K.

      3rd Grade

      2nd Grade
      Aspen H.
      Mya C.
      Jessa S.

      30 Mile Club

      5th Grade

      4th Grade
      Maddie G.
      Kendra R.
      Kate N.
      Raegan K.

      3rd Grade

      2nd Grade
      Aspen H.
      Mya C.
      Jessa S.