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  • General

    Welcome to Southview Physical Education

    Family Picture 651-683-6969 ext. 93551

    My name is Rich Schrick and I have been teaching at Southview since 1994. I live in Lakeville with my wife Lisa and son Blake and daughters Abby and Brooke. We enjoy going on walks, taking family trips and spending time with family and friends.

    The mission of the physical education program is for all students to be active while having fun, and providing opportunities for different levels of success.

    My goal for students is for them to be active outside of school with family and friends everyday for 30 minutes or more. I want to teach them lifetime skills that they can use for the rest of their lives.

    I graduated from Mankato State University with my Bachelor of Science Degree and from St. Mary's University of Winona with my Masters in Education Degree. I graduated from St. Mary's of Minneapolis with my Administrative Degree.

    Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health!

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     Dear Parents/Guardians:

    I am planning the mile run for grades 4-5, three quarter mile for grade 3 and the half-mile for grades 1-2 next week, weather permitting.  The schedule listed below is when your child will be running.  If the weather does not cooperate and I have to cancel, the students will run during their next physical education class.  I will not send home another note indicating when your child is running.  If the weather is questionable on the day of the run, please call (651) 683-6969 ext. 93551.   There will be a recorded message.  I will have a decision made by 8 a.m.  Please don’t call before 8 a.m.


    You are welcome to join us for the run or come and cheer for your child. 



    Yours in fitness,

     Rich Schrick

    Physical Education Specialist


          Tuesday, May 13, 2014/Day 4

    8:45                     Lawrey                                                                    

    9:35                     Wormley                               

    10:25                   Stemper                       

    12:05                   Besser                                            

    12:55                   Prinske

    1:45                     Menas        


    Wednesday, May 14, 2014/Day 1

    8:45                     Duncan/Sorenson                                             

    9:35                     Kyro

    10:25                   Ritchie                                           

    12:05                   Essen

    12:55                   Sorenson                                        

    1:45                     Hoeft

    Thursday, May 15, 2014/Day 2

    8:45                     Reykdal                                                            

    9:35                     Lynn                                     

    10:25                   Snesrud                                          

    12:05                   Wilk                                               

    1:45                     Shromoff                                       


    Friday, May 16, 2014/Day 3

    8:45                     Opel                                                        

    9:35                     Sherman                                

    10:25                   Filipek                                                                               

    12:05                   Sagstetter

    1:45                     Bottem       

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      Parent Welcome SV PE

      Dear Parent/Guardian,

      Welcome to the Southview Elementary Physical Education web-page. I am excited for another successful and fun year with your student. Please take a few moments to read and review the following letter regarding the physical education program at Southview Elementary.

      My goal is to make the physical education setting one of an exciting, positive, fun, challenging, safe, and educational place where students look forward to participating. We will accomplish this by incorporating a variety of activities into the curriculum including sport lead up activities, skill development, life-long activities, and fitness. All students at SV will be given the opportunity to be involved in activities which expand and educate the mind and body. I want to make the physical education experience as rewarding for the students as it is for me as an educator. In addition, I strive to teach aspects of education such as teamwork, cognitive development, social skills, and character development needed to be productive members of our schools and society. I plan on implementing innovative teaching stratagies and activities to make each students' experience a positive one.

      All students are asked to participate to the best of their ability and to always keep an open mind to new activities. An emphasis is put on personal growth and development rather than the competitive aspects and social comparisons.

      Please help in making your student(s) physical education experience as safe and as enjoyable as possible. Students must be dressed for class in clothes appropriate for movement and activity. Students may wear their normal school attire with the exception of improper footwear. Gym shoes are required to participate as they allow students to be safe while active.

      If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.


      Rich Schrick

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      SV PE Important Information

      They need to understand -
      • how their bodies work
      • how they change, and
      • how they can design a personal fitness programs for improving and maintaining their own healthy levels of fitness

      Students in the primary and intermediate grades with the exception of K+(25 minutes) have physical education for 50 minutes once every four-day cycle with the physical education specialist.

      District-wide Fitness Check
      All Southview students in grades one through five participate in a district wide personal fitness assessment every fall and spring. Students are checked in the areas of:

      • abdominal strength
      • upper body strength and endurance
      • flexibility of the lower back and hamstrings, and cardio-respiratory endurance

      The emphasis of the fitness assessment is for each student to maintain or improve his/her level of physical fitness. District wide norms for each item of the assessment have been compiled and are sent home in the fall and spring progress report. The norms provide information in regard to each child's level of fitness in relationship to other students in the district.

      Physical Education Attire
      Tennis shoes must be worn for all physical education classes. Shoes must have laces in them or velcro shut during class activities. Please be certain the tennis shoes have non-marking soles. Students should dress in comfortable clothes and anticipate the weather outside. In the fall and spring we try to go outdoors as much as possible. If wearing a dress or skirt, shorts should be worn underneath.

      Medical Excuses
      Parental excuses must be given to the school nurse at the start of each day. The school nurse notifies the physical education specialists of the received excuses before classes begin that day. Excuses for more than one week should have a doctor's note.
      If a child's activity should be restricted or limited in any way, please inform the nurse and physical education specialist. Examples might be asthma, allergies, and broken bones.
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      Jammin' Minute

      The JAM School Program brings physical activity and health education into the classroom. JAM is designed to teach kids (and adults) healthier lifestyle habits. JAM is a free wellness resource for schools.

      JAM resources offer a weekly one-minute exercise routine called JAMmin Minute, an athlete featured more extensive routine called JAM Blast, and a monthly health newsletter called Health-E-Tips.

      JAMmin' Minute: A one-minute fitness routine that includes 5 very simple exercises that kids (and staff) can do while either standing at their desk or sitting in a chair. Included on this weekly communication is a health tip, something simple that teaches a healthier habit. These routines are authored by us and we invite schools to submit routines to us!

      Benefits and Uses

      - Wellness (daily physical activity and health education) for students and staff
      - Add them to classroom curriculum, to assemblies, to the morning announcements over the PA system
      - PE teachers can use these as a warm up or combine several routines for a complete program
      - Students can lead each other as “JAM Leader” or “Drill Sergeant” of the week
      - Set up some friendly competition in the classroom, among staff, or district-wide
      - Send home with the kids, publish on your intranet and in the school newspaper, copy and post, video record classes and load to school website
      - Tool for use to create wellness/fitness ambassadors at school
      - Emphasis on establishing daily habits
      - Health education that is effective and efficient
      - Improves self-esteem and concentration
      - Everyone can participate, even the physically challenged
      - Fun, quick and effective

      Each week of the school year, teachers and administrators receive an e-communication.
      This communication will include:

      a link to our private JAM Library webpage that houses our JAM routines
      monthly newsletters
      JAM Good Ideas & JAM Good News
      success stories from schools
      highlights of school-authored routines
      links to kids doing the JAM routines

      It is FUN!!!
      Everyone is doing the same thing at the same time.
      Creates a sense of community and belonging.
      There is no judgment or competition.
      The JAM routines help improve strength, conditioning and coordination.
      Brain breaks - Improves performance through more energy & refocusing.
      Adds more physical activity minutes to your day.

      The JAM School Program is promoted and backed by leading groups such as Let’s Move!, the American Heart Association, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, NFL Play 60, USDA, National PTA, NBA FIT, Discovery Education’s Energy Balance 101, and NASPE (the largest group providing physical activity resources to teachers across America) plus hundreds of state and local groups and organizations with health and wellness initiatives.

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        Free Active Classroom Resources

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        Physical Education Vocabulary

        Pace - the distance between every two steps you take

        Endurance - the ability to do something for a long period of time

        Cardio respiratory system - the heart and lungs

        Cardiovascular / Respiratory endurance - the ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen

        Red Blood Cell - a cell that is responsible for carrying oxygen

        White Blood Cell - a cell that helps the body ward off infection

        Heart - the motor of the body. It contracts and forces blood out and through the body

        Walk - Moving the body with one foot always on the ground

        Target Heart Rate - the rate you want your heart to beat while doing any exercise

        Resting heart rate - the rate your heart beats while at rest

        Calorie - the energy it takes to raise the temperature of water by one degree Celsius

        lowest number of calories eaten - Resting metabolic rate

        Run - both feet leave the ground during each stride

        Strength - the ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units to apply force.

        Flexibility - the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint

        Power - the ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in a minimum time

        Speed - the ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement

        Coordination - the ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another

        Balance - the ability to control the placement of the body's center of gravity in relation to its support base

        Accuracy - the ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity

        FITT Principle – Frequency, Intensity, Type, Time; way to organize & record an exercise program to achieve desired results

        Frequency – How often did you exercise?

        Intensity – How ‘hard’ did you exercise? (heart rate)

        Time – How long did you exercise?

        Type – What kind of exercise did you do? Which of the fitness
        domains did it help? (muscular strength, muscular
        endurance, flexibility, cardio respiratory endurance)

        Training/Workout Principles – things we need to do in order to get the most out of our exercise (progression, overload, individuality, specificity, regularity)

        Progression – gradually increasing frequency,
        intensity, time or a combination of all three

        Overload – Working the muscle to fatigue and going
        beyond this point

        Individuality – Adapt a program, exercise, or activity to
        meet the specific needs, abilities and
        development of the individual

        Specificity – exercise for the specific fitness domain
        that you want to improve (cardio, flexibility,

        Regularity – perform physical activity most days of the

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