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Recess 101 & Physical Education

Thanks to our generous Home and School Club, we have Recess 101 on campus all day, five days a week.  Recess 101 is a program "...designed to increase students' participation in physical activity, promote the development of children's social competencies while fostering imaginations.  The curriculum also improves students' ability to focus when they return to the classrooms, decrease behavioral issues and improve the overall school climate."  They believe (and so do we!) that recess in an opportunity for students not only to participate in physical activity, but also learn about character building, work independently and cooperatively with others to enhance and practice their social interaction skills.  <>
We have a dedicated coach who organizes morning and lunch recess activities, heads our Recess Leader program for our 4th and 5th grade students, and teaches physical education to every class on campus each week.
Along with Recess 101, we are fortunate to have parents to lead physical education activities using the SPARK PE program. (see link on the right)  
All students in 1st through 6th grades in California are mandated to participate in a minimum of 200 minutes of PE every 10 days.  Both Recess 101 and SPARK PE help us achieve that goal.  Thank you to HSC and our parents for supporting us!