Belmont Public Schools
Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School
266 School Street | Belmont, MA 02478
phone: 617 - 993 - 5500
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The Healthy Heart Newsletter

The Healthy Heart is a PE/Health newsletter put out for the students and families at Burbank School. The newsletter will be available each month and will provide highlights of the PE program, tips, activities and updates.


Physical Education Program

A sound physical education program progresses from simple to more advanced learning experiences related to the interests and abilities of the students.  The Belmont Physical Education Program is structured in such a way that the duration, intensity, and frequency of activities not only motivate students but also meet their individual needs. When appropriate, students participate in the selection of activities from all activity areas. Each and every student is given an equal opportunity to participate in a balanced physical education program.

At the elementary level students are exposed to experiences that encourage them to enjoy physical activity. Through effective practices students will learn to value the effects of physical activity and its roll on positive lifelong health and well-being. Students will be encouraged to explore, take risks, exhibit curiosity, work with others cooperatively and achieve a personal health enhancing level of physical fitness. The elementary physical education program is well balanced. Every student is provided with an opportunity to develop decision making and problem solving skills. The program embraces differences in students' interests, potential and cultures.

Finally, the development of personal skills is an essential part of the elementary physical education program. To this end, students will be given opportunities to develop basic social skills, including teamwork, problem solving, leadership and effective communication. 

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Participation in physical education program

The physical education program in the elementary school has as its objective the physical, social-emotional and intellectual development of children. Therefore, if a child is able to be in school, then he or she is expected to participate in school activities, including gym and recess. The only exception would be a written directive from the child's physician.

updated: 4/10/2019 by webmaster
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