I hope you are ALL planning on attending the DeWitt Family Fitness Night! I have been working hard to make this a very fun and exciting event for EVERYONE in the DeWitt School District. We have exhibitors coming from all over the state, with more people signing up to exhibit every day! You can find out who the exhibitors are under the PE Events tab on this website!

The DeWitt Family Fitness Night has been registered as a Let's Move In School Activity Site during National Physical Education & Sport Week sponsored by NASPE the National Association of Sport and Physical Education! Let's Move In School is a program that is aligned with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative. You can find out more about Let's Move In School at www.aahperd.org and about the Let's Move Initiative at www.letsmove.gov.  I am so excited to have our school participating in such a big program!

Please plan on attending and bringing your whole family! If you have any questions about the event feel free to contact me using the Contact tab on this website!

See You Then!

Mrs. Lindsay Beaton
Last week I was fortunate to attend the National AAHPERD (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance) Convention & Expo in San Diego, CA.  I was able to attend a forum about the future of Physical Education, the PE 2020 Forum, attend sessions to learn new ideas for PE class and how to earn grants for several programs already taking place at DES. Most of all, I was able to network with Physical Education teachers from around the United States.

 While talking to many of my physical education peers I found out that DeWitt Elementary School is very lucky - - - many schools around the country are outside for all classes unless it rains and then they have a very small room to cram a lot of students into, they have hardly any equipment to use during class and they don't have the support of their school or community.

I am so happy to say that I have all of the above, an awesome gym, an abundance of equipment and great support from my school and our community! I am really excited to  start working on some new activities I learned at the Convention and implement them in our physical education program at DES.

I want to say a big THANK YOU to all those who are always willing to give of their time when I need help with Physical Education programs, I couldn't do them without you and I know the kids appreciate you as well!