There is no prescription that can do what physical activity can. Physical activity really is a wonder drug that makes you happier and healthier

~ CDC director Tom Frieden

The PE Mission

     The health and physical education department at Henry B. Burkland and Mary K. Goode elementary schools centers on the belief that every child can find enjoyment and success in physical activity that interests them.  As a department we offer a wide variety of activities to ensure that every child has this opportunity by including units in aquatics, gymnastics, dance, individual and team games, health, and fitness. We try to incorporate fitness throughout every unit to guarantee that students have experiences that will increase their fitness levels. We encourage our students to learn new skills while having fun and developing important social and positive characteristics.

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4th and 5th Grade Pool Nights

Dear 4th and 5th grade students and families,

Join Us for a Night Swim!!!

In an effort to create a special night for our 4th and 5th grade students and provide an extra opportunity for fitness, the physical education department would like to invite the 4th and 5th grade students to attend a pool night with classmates! This is a great way for students to show off their skills while celebrating completing round one of their MCAS testing!!

We ask that students come with an adult (who is welcome to swim or not) and come ready to swim with suits on! Unfortunately, due to the size of the pool and the locker rooms we ask that only 4th / 5th grade students and an adult attend this event and only on their specified grade level day, we do not have the space or lifeguard coverage to accommodate siblings.

Locker rooms will be available for changing after swimming, but we ask that you not keep anything in there, as it will not be supervised. We recommend that everyone bring a towel, a change of clothes, and sandals for the pool deck!

4th grade students only Wednesday, April 12th from 5:30-7:00
5th grade students only Thursday, April 13th from 5:30-7:00

Please feel free to contact the physical education staff with any questions you may have about this event and we hope to see many of you there!

Sincerely, The HBB/MKG Physical Education Department