May 25 – Fitness for Life

Save the DateFitness for Life is Friday May 25th, 2018

(Rain Date – TBA) For those new to Horace Mann, this is an event that happens only at our school. We reserve the entire Aburndale Cove for the day and celebrate fun, families, and fitness. This is an event that I encourage all families to participate in. It is a wonderful way to connect with the entire Horace Mann community. You will be receiving a lot of information next week.


Parent Helpers – WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are in need of parent helpers to be part of the set up and break down crew on May 18th for Fitness for Life. Please let me know if you are able to help out.


SET UP – This involves meeting Mr. Tynes at the Cove to unload the truck and set up the stations. If you are available we will meet at 7:00am. I will have a map, tools, and instructions for each station.


BREAK DOWN – At 1:45 we will begin breaking down the stations. We will load up the truck and head back to Horace Mann. If you have a pick up truck and don’t mind throwing some stuff in the back, this will be a big help.


Four Tips for Family Members Who CoachThe students are just beginning to figure out how to use their amazing bodies. At Horace Mann, I encourage all children to give their best effort. As they grow and participate in sports, the right coach can shape, make, or break a child.

  1. Make sure you are familiar with child development and what research, data, and science says is best for a particular age group.
  2. Try not to punish with exercise (it is not what happens here in Physical Education class). Exercise should be meaningful and fun.
  3. Remember – it is about them, and you have a great opportunity to make a lasting impression.
  4. Make it fun and “make their day.”
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