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About P.E. +
Schools we serve
Hawes, Henry Ford, Selby Lane and Garfield.
With a grant given by the Sequoia Health Care District, Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Service Department (PRCS) is partnering with the Peninsula Community Center (PCC) to provide Physical Education classes for 9 schools in the Redwood City School District, serving grades K-5. This is a tremendous opportunity and a collaborative effort to ensure that the students in Redwood City have all the opportunities that they deserve to experience this kind of PE community!
PE+ is designed to help fill the basic need for physical education in local Redwood City schools suffering from budget cuts. During class time, our students enter into a community in which they are encouraged to value physical exercise, and to learn at their own pace. Our role is to help schools meet the California Physical Fitness Standards and build healthy school communities.
The PE+ program is designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and learning needs of our Redwood City students. PE+ coaches engage Kindergarten through 5th grade students in structured Health and Fitness activities. The PE+ team considered many factors during development of its program: recommendations from curriculum experts, professional organizations, fitness and health experts; national and state guidelines and frameworks; the RCSD Fun Fit Guide; and the awareness of a need for a coach-friendly curriculum that can be implemented on our school campuses.
Our vision is that PE+ can transform the communities around the schools we serve. This transformation happens in 4 ways:
Physical transformation occurs by having the students participate in and learn about fitness and healthy lifestyle choices.
Social transformation is encouraged through the promotion of teamwork and by continuously affirming each student’s efforts and growth.
Emotional transformation is created by providing a safe place where students are free to express and share their emotions and feelings in a healthy way.
Meeting Learning Needs
Coaches lead skill-appropriate lessons for each grade level.
Our coaches are trained in:
- Classroom Management
- Behavior Management
- Curriculum Development
- Mandated Reporting
- First Aide/CPR
Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative
Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) and Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) and has partnered with Stanford University Athletics to implement BAWSI PLAY into our PE+ program at 4 campuses in the Redwood City School District. BAWSI Cardinal Play is an innovative integration of multiple partnerships that together strive to give the youth of our community the chance to develop a life-long love of movement and emphasizes the importance of having strong, healthy role models. The Stanford athletes not only bring a great deal of enthusiasm, passion, and mentoring aspects to the activities that they lead, but also introduce the children to different sports; which broadens the children’s knowledge base and experiences.
The goal of the BAWSI Cardinal Play program was to provide Stanford athletes with a 4 week opportunity to:
- Enhance leadership and engagement opportunities in the realm of physical fitness for Stanford female athletes
- Lead elementary students in fun, high energy activities
- Increase movement in children in underserved communities
- Provide young girls with strong, healthy female role models that could inspire them to reach their athletic potential and lay the foundation for a positive, healthy future.
Links to Our Partners
Sequoia Health Care District
Redwood City School District
Redwood City After School Sports
Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI)