Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Physical Education Welcome Letter



My name is Mr. Thome and I am one of the Physical Education teachers at Folwell.  I am excited to be back with the students again after the summer break, and I am proud to be a part of your child’s education!


The Rochester Elementary Physical Education (PE) program provides emphasis on health, physical fitness, and development of the skills, and habits necessary for a lifetime of health-related and recreational activities.  This program also provides enjoyment, challenge, and social interaction through a variety of activities.  The students will receive a physical education report card each trimester that reflects their progress.


Students are expected to wear safe, athletic shoes and clothes appropriate for active participation.  We will be running, jumping, kicking, etc. Sandals, boots, crocs, heels, platforms, etc…are unsafe and should not be worn during physical education class.  Please do not feel you must buy an expensive pair of shoes for class.  All I ask is that the shoes you provide for your child are comfortable and designed for athletic activities.

You will find the ABC calendar on this link below, which can help them to remember what days to bring their shoes to school for their PE time.


In PE class I expect all students to come prepared, (please work on tying shoes J) be respectful listeners, use safe body control, be positive toward others, and to try their best.  Our goal in PE is to be physically active, improve motor skills, cooperate with others, and have fun!  I want students to understand that fitness can be fun, and can lead to a better lifestyle.


Also, if you have any health or social concerns regarding your child, please send a letter or feel free to contact me at  The health and safety of your child is very important to me. I also want to ensure you that our PE department will strictly follow all the cleaning and social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other sicknesses as well.





Clint Thome

Physical Education Teacher     
Folwell Elementary

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