Physical and Health Education

P.E. AT PULASKI

Physically active and educated children are more likely to thrive academically and socially. It is for this reason, as well as many others, that Pulaski International School of Chicago provides a quality Physical Education program to all students grades Kindergarten through 8th.

Physical Education at Pulaski is designed to get your students moving and provide them with a foundation to be physically active throughout their lives. Students will learn about their bodies, different types of movement, engage in daily exercise that raises their heart rate, individual and team sport game play, as well as individualized skill development in many different areas of sport and exercise. Other areas, such as proper nutrition and how to effectively warm up to prevent injury will also be touched upon frequently throughout the year. Our primary goal is to make your children lifelong practitioners of exercise and sport!

P.E. instruction is designed and planned by using both the Illinois State Standards for Physical Educationand the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) Standards.  At Pulaski, students will critically think about their own bodies as it pertains to movement, situational decision-making in sport, and the short-term and long-term benefits of living an active lifestyle. Affective learning behaviors such as the demonstration of teamwork and positive encouragement/reinforcement of other students will be emphasized consistently.

Proper attire is paramount to ensure the safety of your child in Physical Education class. Students will be required to wear an indoor/outdoor athletic shoe without marking soles at all times. Boots, sandals, flip-flops, and Crocs will not be permitted. Students that do not have the proper attire will not be allowed to participate in physical activity. 

Remember, being physically active is something that everyone can enjoy at any age – both in and out of school. Now let’s get moving!

MYP PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Physically active and educated children are more likely to thrive academically and socially. It is for this reason, as well as many others, that Pulaski International School of Chicago provides a quality Physical Education and Health Education program to all students grades Kindergarten through 8th.

MYP physical and health education aims to empower students to understand and appreciate the value of being physically active and develop the motivation for making healthy life choices. To this end, physical and health education courses foster the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will contribute to a student’s balanced and healthy lifestyle. Through opportunities for active learning, courses in this subject group embody and promote the holistic nature of well-being. Students engaged in physical and health education will explore a variety of concepts that help foster an awareness of physical development and health perspectives, empowering them to make informed decisions and promoting positive social interaction.

Physical Education at Pulaski International is designed to get your students moving and provide them with a foundation to be physically active throughout their lives. Students will learn about their bodies, different types of movement, engage in daily exercise to raise the heart rate, individual and team sport game play, as well as individualized skill development in many different areas of sport and exercise.

P.E. instruction is designed and planned by using the concepts and techniques from the International Baccalaureate,  Illinois State Standards for Physical Education and the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE) standards. At Pulaski International, students will critically think about their own bodies as it pertains to movement, situational decision-making in sport, and the short-term and long-term benefits of living an active lifestyle.

Living a healthy, active lifestyle  is something that the whole family can enjoy. Whenever possible, try to incorporate physical activity into you and your child’s life. Biking, running, swimming, playing frisbee, playing sports or even just walking around the block are just a few of the ways you can increase the daily physical activity of your family.  Preparing healthy meals together as a family will also lead to healthy eating habits that the entire family will benefit from

Sexual Health Education

Pulaski would like to inform you of the Chicago Public Schools program that will be implemented during this school year. This is a comprehensive curriculum to teach sexual health education from grades kindergarten through 12th grade in all CPS schools and will teach developmentally-appropriate, medically-accurate information. 

The Office of Student Health and Wellness is working to remove health-related barriers to learning so that students may succeed in college and life. The instructional program in grades K-12 will provide a foundation for knowledge and skills related to human development, relationships, decision-making, abstinence, medically-recommended contraception and disease prevention. At each grade level, the instructional program teaches developmentally-appropriate, medically-accurate information that builds on the knowledge and skills that were taught in the previous grades.

Family Life Education – Kindergarten-4th Grade

In grades K-4, the foundational instruction includes anatomy and physiology, puberty and adolescent development, identity, reproduction, healthy relationships and personal safety, often referred to as Family Life Education. Some of the lesson titles include: Respecting Everyone, Public vs. Private, Smart About Strangers, Building Relationships, and My Body. This curriculum will be taught for 300 minutes per grade per school year.

Human and Personal Development – 5th-12th Grade

In grades 5-12, the knowledge gained from grades K-4 serves as a foundation to which information about puberty and adolescent development and sexually transmitted diseases and HIV including information on abstinence, medically-recommended contraceptives, transmission and prevention of STIs and HIV, informed decision-making and sexual orientation are added. Some of the lesson titles include: Health and Hygiene, Decision Making, Adolescent Development, Abstinence and Contraceptives, Delay Tactics and Refusal Skills and Self-Esteem and Body Image. This curriculum will be taught for 675 minutes per grade per school year.

It is our intention to educate our parents about this new program before classroom instruction begins. The sexual health education curriculum will be taught as part of P.E. and Health. Classroom instruction will be taught by our Physical Education teachers, Mr. Battin and Mr. Schram. You may also email questions to them at laschram@cps.edu or mnbattin@cps.edu. We encourage our parents to engage in this part of your child’s growth.

Resources

  • Pulaski Parent Notification Letter 2019-2020
  • CPS Sexual Health Education for Parents
  • CPS Curriculum Connection Overview for Parents
  • CPS Sexual Health Curriculum Connection for Parents
  • Sexual Health Education Scope and Sequence | Educación sobre Salud Sexual Alcance y secuencia
  • Sexual Health Education Overview | Sexual Health Education Overview (Spanish)
  • OSHW – Presentation (English) | OSHW Presentation (Spanish)

Health Sexual Education Lessons (By Grade Level)

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grad

Health Sexual Education Opt-Out Letters (By Grade Level)

  • Kindergarten
  • 1st Grade
  • 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade