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Biking in P.E.
We are starting theMcGilvra Biking unit on Monday April 21st  (first day back from break).
 
Bicycling is one of the easiest ways for elementary school students to make healthy lifestyle choices and learn responsibility, while gaining more independence.  
 
Cascade Bicycle Club and Group Health have partnered to bring the “Basics of Bicycling” program to elementary schools around the area. Students in K-5th grade will participate in a bike safety program taught in their regularly scheduled physical education class.
 
Bikes are provided for all students to use, however students can also bring in their own to ride.
 
K-1st grade students will learn to ride bikes without training wheels, as well as basic safety skills (stopping, scanning, turning, and more)
 
Volunteers are needed for all classes, but mainly in Kindergarten. Attacheced is the schedule for you to see when your students has PE and will be biking.
 
The Basics of Bicycling unit teaches important safety lessons to students in a controlled environment, either in the gym or on the playground. Students will learn valuable skills in the first week of the curriculum, such as how to properly fit a helmet, use hand signals and how to effectively start and stop. Skill building lessons include practicing drills that directly relate to real-world bicycling situations. 
 
Students will practice the following:
·         Scanning: Scanning means looking over your shoulder for traffic. Looking frequently as you ride will make you a safer rider. It is very important to ride in a straight line without swerving.
·         Rock Dodge: Practice riding around hazards on the road such as glass, potholes etc. This helps maintain control of the bike and prevents losing balance and falling.
·         Crazy 8: Practice intersections and communication with other road users i.e. walkers and cars.
·         Entering Traffic: Teaches the importance of stopping at the end of the “driveway” and looking before turning onto a street or sidewalk.
·         Rodeo: Puts all the lessons into one course, allowing students to practice and link all skills together.
 
We are excited to bring this program to your school and encourage both you and your student to get out and ride. Please help us create smart cyclists by reinforcing the skills learned at school. If bicycling is not already a family activity, give it a try! 
 
To find out more about this program and others, please visit: www.cbcef.org  
 
Happy Riding!
 
 
Laurel Slye
Physical Education
McGilvraElementary
252-3194
 
 
McGilvra Tours

We have scheduled one FINAL tour for May, 2nd, 2014.  Please note that this will be our final tour.  Call 252-3160 or e-mail lhchelius@seattleschools.org to make a reservation for the tour.  Tours begin in the lunchroom at 10:00 and last about an hour.

 Please check our website beginning in November when we will post tour dates.. See you next year!
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide individual ad hoc tours.  (03/05/14)





Early Dismissals
In an effort to cut down on classroom interruptions, we ask that parents picking up kids early please try and come during one of their student's breaks.  Please see the schedule below to help you plan:

Lunch/Recess
K & 1st:   11:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
2nd & 3rd:12:05 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.
4th & 5th: 12:25 p.m. - 1:00  p.m.

Afternoon Recess
K-2:  2:00-2:15 p.m.
3-5:  2:15-2:30 p.m.
2013-14 School Year Hours
The first bell rings at 9:20 a.m.
School is dismissed at 3:35 p.m.

Students may be dropped off at 9:05, but no earlier, please.  There is no playground supervision before that time.

School Lunch/Breakfast Prices
Elementary
Breakfast $1.75
Lunch      $2.75
Extra Milk    .50



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