Physical Education Welcome Letter with Expectations , Policy, and, Weekly Lessons

  • Bush Elementary School Physical Education Program  


    Teacher: email- school phone number: 432-240-6300


    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  I look forward to working with your children. Physical Education is a vital part of a child’s educational endeavor. Bush Elementary School provides opportunities for all students. The purpose of our physical education program is to help students develop lifelong skills and knowledge of fitness, nutrition, and well-being through physical, mental, and social development.

    My name is Coach Pitts.  I have been teaching Physical Education/Health for two decades.  I am certified in EC-4th Grade Classroom, ESL, Special Education, Health, Physical Education, and Principal.  I earned my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from UTSA . I earned my Master of Education in Education Administration.  I am married to a wonderful man, Dale, and we have 4 sons.  We also have 4 grandchildren. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, physical activities, and cooking.  I am so excited about starting this school year with the Bush Elementary School family!


     65% of the grade is based on Social-Emotional Development.  It is attained in Physical Education daily through team-building activities and friendly competitions that require self-concept, problem-solving, and cooperation. With positive interaction between teachers and peers, students develop the skills needed to socialize effectively in "real world" situations.

    35% of the grade is based on Movement and Knowledge


    If a student is ill, I request a written note from a parent/guardian that briefly explains the nature of the complication along with the date and the parents/guardian’s signature. After three days of excuses, I require a written note from an attending physician. This is a STATE GUIDELINE.



      1. Tennis shoes are worn on days for PE. We will not be changing shoes. 
      2. If you are wearing a dress, make sure there are shorts underneath it. 
      3. Water bottles with the  student’s  name  already written on it need to be brought to PE classes.

    I sincerely appreciate your support and cooperation in assisting me to provide opportunities for your child. Please feel free to come to the gym to visit or contact me for further information. 


    Thank you,

    Terri Pitts -Physical Education



    Bush Elementary School (Kindergarten-6th Grade) 


    The District shall implement, in accordance with the law, a coordinated health program with 
    physical education and physical activity components and shall offer at least the State 
    recommended amount of physical activity for all grades. Elementary: 30 minutes per day, 135 
    minutes per week, or 225 minutes every two weeks. 

    In addition, the District shall establish the following goals for physical activity:
     Physical education courses will provide instruction that meets the Texas Essential 
    Knowledge and Skills and national standards. Adequate equipment is available for 
    all students, and safe, appropriate facilities are provided for physical education. 
     Physical education classes will regularly emphasize 50% of moderate to vigorous
     The District will encourage parents to support their student’s participation, to be
    active role models, and to include physical activity in family events.
     Frequent brain breaks are encouraged totaling 15-20 minutes a day.
     All students enrolled in physical education classes (3rd- 5th grade) will participate in 
    fitness testing using the state-approved assessment tool.
    Guidelines to Meet Goals:
     A variety of physical fitness activities will be offered to students on each campus. 
     Alternative disciplinary actions will be encouraged as opposed to limiting recess and 
    physical activity.
     All physical education courses will be taught by state-certified physical education 
    instructors who participate in professional staff development opportunities, which are 
    aligned with district requirements.
     Parents at the elementary level will be encouraged to set positive examples of nutrition
    eating habits and physical activities.
    Physical education classes will have a student/teacher ratio similar to others. Elementary 
    Maximum: 1 teacher to 44 students.


    PE Calendar

    What Are We Doing in PE?

    August 2- 27             PE Orientation and chasing, dodging and fleeing activities using different motor skills. 

    August 30- Sept 3     Scooter Board Activities

    Sept. 7-10                Recreation Games

    Sept. 13-Sept. 24     Parachute Activities - Team Building

    Sept. 27-Oct. 15      Team Building Activities

    Oct. 18- Oct. 22       Intersession

    Oct. 25-29               Spooktacular Fun Week

    Nov. 1-12                Basketball

    Nov. 15-19              Turkey Trot and Academic Relays

    Nov. 22-26              Thanksgiving

    Nov. 29-Dec. 7        Basketball continues

    Dec. 8-Dec. 10        GaGa Ball

    Dec. 13-17              Winter Wonderland

    Dec. 20-Jan. 3        Winter Break

    Jan. 4-7                  Review PE Expectations and goals, GaGa Ball

    Jan. 10-14              Speedstacking

    Jan.  18-21             Throwing and Catching 

    Jan. 24-28              Throwing and Catching

    Jan. 31-Feb. 4        Basic Gymnastics and Balancing   

    Intersession            Academic Relays  and Team Building

    Feb. 14-25              Kids Heart Challenge (Ninja Jump Rope) 

    Feb 28-March 29    3rd-6th: Fitnessgram Pre-k through 2nd: Relay Races (Motor skills) 

    March 30-April19    Hockey  

    April 20-29              Tennis

    May 2-13                Soccer

    May 16-20              Volleyball, water and sun safety

    May 23-28              Dance and Bowling


    Starting on August 20th Fun Day Fridays.  Stations are set up inside the gym and on the field.  Students can practice different skills (throwing, catching, gymnastics, basketball shooting, soccer, football, frisbee throwing, tetherball, scooter board riding, and balancing on a beam and stilts.)