Sunday, September 16, 2012


I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is ready to get back into the swing of things!  I have a lot of things planned for everyone this year so make sure you check back regularly to keep up to date!

A couple of reminders for PE.
Students MUST wear sneakers in order to participate in PE.  There is a schedule on this site to help.  Comfortable clothes such as shorts or pants and a tshirt are helpful too.  Students in grades 3-5 will be going outside regularly in the fall so sweatshirts or jackets may be necessary.  If your student takes an inhaler please make sure they have one available in the nurses office.

The MILE walk/jog/run!
Students in grades 3-5 will be participating in the Mile walk/jog/run at the end of September.  This is a fitness self assessment for students.  It is a helpful tool for them to evaluate their fitness level and teach them about setting fitness goals for themselves.  In order to help them prepare for this I need your help!  Children should be exercising a minimum of 60 minutes a day. (Check out the Let's Go 5,2,1,0 website for more information) Encouraging your child to get out and play will go a long way in helping them prepare for the mile jog and improve their overall fitness.  I have listed a few ideas to help get them started.

Go for walk or jog
Take the dog for a walk
Play tag with some friends
Participate in a organized sport or activity
Have a dance party
Go for a family bike ride
Jump rope
Play soccer, basketball or other sport

Thank you for your help!  Hope you can get out and enjoy this fabulous fall weather!

Friday, May 25, 2012


Field Day will be Friday, June 8 with a rain date of Monday the 11th.  Students need to have sneakers, comfortable clothes, a water bottle, a change of clothes and should wear sunscreen.  Volunteers are needed to run stations.  Please contact your child's teacher if you can help!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Skillin School will be participating in All Children Exercising Simultaneously Day on Friday, May 4th. This is a nationwide event to help promote proper health and fitness habits. Please make sure all students wear comfortable clothes and sneakers! Check out the link to learn more about ACES Day.

Monday, February 6, 2012

We've been volleying! 
Check out the volleying skills we've been working on and the fun we've been having with volleyballs and floating cubes!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Meet Mr. King.....

Please help me welcome Kris King to Skillin School!   Mr. King is doing his student teaching here and will be with us through early March.  He has completed his undergraduate studies in Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Maine in Orono.  He is also a former Skillin student and SPHS graduate.  After he finishes his eight weeks here he will move down the hill to Memorial Middle School to complete his student teaching.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Welcome to the new Skillin Physical Education web site!!!

I hope that this site will be useful to you and your child(ren).  This will be a great way for you to keep up to date on what is going on in PE and an easy way for me to get important information and/or dates about upcoming events to you.  If you have any questions feel free to email me at  

Make sure to check back often!