Parents join Eastside students for physical education class
Originally published Oct. 5, 2018 by the Log Cabin Democrat.
By Hilary Andrews
Students at Eastside Elementary in Greenbrier recently participated in the school’s Take Your Parent to PE (physical education) week Sept. 24-28.
Principal Mandi Dunlap said nearly 100 students brought an adult with them and some brought more.
While Dunlap said there were a few students who didn’t have a family member who could attend, several teachers, herself included, stepped in to make sure that student had someone with them at the event.
“Every student at Eastside had a participating adult with them,” she said.
Dunlap said there were different stations set up to give families the opportunity to see various skills their child has learned in the PE classes at Eastside.
“I would often see the students watching adults enjoy all of the equipment and activities,” she said. “There was a time when three adults were doing team jump rope while the students cheered them on.”
Dunlap said this was an amazing event for all who attended.
“Every face in PE had a smile that lit up the school,” she said. “My students are already asking when can we participate in [the] event again.”
Dunlap said they also had more than 20 pairs of tennis shoes donated to the PE program.
She added that the event was also something that Active Schools — a national movement to make sure students get 60 minutes of physical activity a day to combat obesity — is behind.