Mr. Magill's Physical Education Class
Physical activity for children is essential for proper development. Being physically active has been shown to: improve cognition, improve self esteem, improve behavior in the classroom (Mahar et. al., 2006; Bailey et. al., 2006), improve mental health (ie., depression and anxiety), and decrease the chance a person will be absent from school and sick with coronary heart disease later in life (Dwyer, 1979) (Basch, 2010). Students who are more active have been shown to get better grades and get higher test scores.
Expectations in the gymnasium:
- Be safe (Stay in the proper area, Be aware of your surroundings)
- Be on task (Stop, Look and Listen)
- Attitude (Play fairly, Ask for help when needed)
- Be Respectful & Responsible (Follow directions, Use equipment properly)
Explore further options for keeping your child active outside of school (updated December, 2018):
ST PAUL SUMMER PARK AND REC REGISTRATION IS GOING ON NOW!
THE HEALTHY KIDS RUNNING SERIES
The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five week running program in the spring for kids ages 2 years old through 8th grade beginning on April 7th. Each Race Series takes place once a week starting at 4:30pm at Mendota Elementary and offers age appropriate running events including the 50 yard dash, the 75 yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run. Kids compete each week of the Series for a chance to earn points and at the end of the Series the top boy and girl with the most points in their respective age division receive a trophy. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you run because all participants receive a shirt and medal for their achievements courtesy of our sponsors!
Visit www.healthykidsrunningseries.org for more information. Please note: Our series is under the Deephaven/Mendota Heights location. Mendota Heights will host the spring series and Deephaven will hold the fall series. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Join us as we encourage kids to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle, help increase their self-esteem, and make new friends!
What is Rec Check?
Rec Check is a free after-school program for youth in grades 1–5 provided at the recreation centers listed below. Rec Check is open for youth who live or attend school in Saint Paul.
When is it Held?
The program is held on weekdays between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on days when Saint Paul Public Schools have classes in session. Start times may vary due to varying school release times.
Children participate in a variety of structured, supervised activities, including tutoring sessions, craft-making, reading, and more. To promote health and fitness, staff will engage the youth daily in physical activity. A daily snack is also provided.
Do I Need to Register My Child?
Yes. All sites have limited enrollment. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Some locations allow you to begin the registration process online, but additional registration forms must be completed onsite before a child may attend.
How Will I Know if My Child Attends or Not?
Youth are required to check in with Rec Check staff upon arrival and departure. Parents can request to be notified when their child does not check in.
After School Transportation
A change in Minnesota law now allows Saint Paul Public Schools to transport children to two of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation's youth programs, Rec Check as S'more Fun.
- The recreation center attended must be within the attendance area or transportation area of the school attended and must be more than one mile of walking distance from school.
- An application for childcare transportation must be completed if the student is attending a recreation center program that is more than one mile from the school but the student's residence is less than one mile from school.
- Transportation to Saint Paul Parks & Recreation youth programs must be arranged through the school that the child attends. The application form is available from the school office or the SPPS Transportation Department website.
- Transportation to any students' residence from Rec Check or S'more Fun is not provided.
Where is Rec Check?
Arlington Hills Community Center 651-632-3861 Dayton's Bluff Recreation Center 651-793-3885 Duluth and Case Recreation Center 651-298-5709 Edgcumbe Recreation Center 651-695-3711 El Rio Vista Recreation Center 651-789-2500 Hancock Recreation Center 651-298-4393 Hayden Heights Recreation Center 651-298-5716 Hazel Park Recreation Center 651-501-6350 Jimmy Lee/Oxford Community Center 651-642-0650 Langford Recreation Center 651-298-5765 Linwood Recreation Center 651-298-5660 Martin Luther King Recreation Center 651-290-8695 McDonough Recreation Center 651-558-2171 North Dale Recreation Center 651-558-2329 Palace Community Center 651-298-5677 Rice Recreation Center 651-298-5727 Scheffer Recreation Center 651-298-5820 West Minnehaha Recreation Center 651-298-5823 Wilder Recreation Center 651-298-5727