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PE Program Overview

Your child will participate in Physical Education classes once every six school days.  I hope to make PE enjoyable and safe for your child while developing motor skills and reinforcing to her or him the importance of physical fitness and living an active lifestyle.

 

Physical Education Objectives

-          Provide a quality physical education program.

-          Present developmentally appropriate lessons for each child.

-          Develop and refine motor skills in a welcoming, safe, and challenging environment.

-          Expose students to a wide variety of skills and activities.

-          Inspire all students to learn, participate in, and appreciate physical education.

-          Develop healthy habits (balanced nutrition, active lifestyle).

-          Develop good sportsmanship and positive attitudes towards working with others.

 

Health Concerns

If your child has any health concerns (e.g., asthma, heart condition, allergies) that may affect her or his participation in physical education classes, please inform me in writing as soon as possible.

 

Shoes and Clothing

For safety reasons, students need to wear athletic shoes with a closed toe and rubber soles - NO SANDALS.  Girls who choose to wear skirts should bring shorts to wear underneath.  If a student is not appropriately dressed, it does not excuse her or him from participation in physical education class.  Note: Your child will not have PE on the same day each week, so please learn what “color” their PE day will be.

 

Student Expectations

-          Come prepared to learn.

-          Work cooperatively with others.

-          Try your best! 

 

Super Sport of the Week

Each week, one or two students from each class will be selected as the Cotswold Cougar Super Sport of the Week.  This award will be given to those who demonstrate outstanding effort, sportsmanship, and one (or more) of the IB Learner Profiles during physical education class.

 

Fitness Testing

In October, all students will participate in a physical fitness test that assesses cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. 

 

Special Events

Back to Football Friday

Students will be encouraged to wear their Panther colors on Thursday, September 6 to support the Panthers as they kick-off their new season.

 

Hoop Shoot

In December, Cotswold School will be a local host for the Hoop Shoot, a national free-throw shooting contest open to boys and girls ages 8-13.  Winners will advance to a regional contest.

 

Jump Rope For Heart

In December, Cotswold students will “Jump Rope For Heart” – an event that helps students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health and raises funds to help the American Heart Association support vital heart and stroke research.

 

 

Hornets Game

 

On February 8, Cotswold/Billingsville students and families are invited to purchase tickets for the “Cougars night at the Hive”.  More than 100 students will get to High Five players or participate in another special “Fan Experience”.  Details in January.

 

 

 

Field Day

In June, students will participate in various activities that promote teamwork and sportsmanship and reinforce physical education skills learned throughout the year.

 

  • Information on special events will be in the school newsletter, the PTA e-mail - “Cougar Bites”, and posted on my bulletin board (located in the multi-purpose room).
  • You are welcome to observe and/or participate in your child’s physical education class at any time.
  • Contact me at school (980)343-6720 or by e-mail: randy.clutts@cms.k12.nc.us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

2018-19 Archives

 

 LIFE Play Day at Big Air

200 students who returned their LIFE Activity Logs went on a field trip to Big Air Trampoline Park on March 15.  Check out this awesome video of our trip:

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

 

First Tee Golf Trip (March 14)

 

LIFE Reward #3 - Big Air Trip (March 15)

 

Panthers Play 60 (April 1)

 

Field Day (May 7)

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming PE Units:

 

Golf

 

Hockey

 

Soccer

 

Tennis

 

 

 

First Tee Golf Trip

 

120 Cotswold students learned to enjoy the game of golf on a field trip to Revolution Park Golf Course on March 14.  Thank you to The First Tee of Charlotte and all of our volunteers who made the trip possible.

 

 

 

 

LIFE Reward #3 - Big Air

 

Students who return their January/February LIFE Activity log and have recorded their physical activitites in at least 20 days each month will be invited to Big Air Trampoline Park on Friday, March 15.

 

 

 

Panthers Play 60

 

We are fortunate to host another Panthers Play 60 event at Cotswold on April 1.  4th and 5th grade students will run, pass, kick and catch footballs in NFL-style drills.  Volunteers are needed.   Contact Mr. Clutts if interested.

 

 

 

 

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Hornets vs. Wizards

200 members of the Cotswold-Billingsville family enjoyed a Hornets victory on February 22.  Our group was permitted to enter the arena early to watch the pre-game shootaround and 70 lucky students had a chance to High Five players or stand with players during the National Anthem.   Click here for pictures of the event:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pvzy77hvsnwwqua/AACHK_zKzaTyGIInit7DWHz4a?dl=0

 

 

 

Hoop Shoot Update

 

Cotswold hosted the City Hoop Shoot (free-throw shooting) contest on January 17.  Winners from our school contest competed against other school winners for a chance to advance to the state contest in Winston-Salem.  Congratulations to the following students for placing in their age group: Margot Christian (2nd place), Marley Snowdon (3rd place), Wes Evers (2nd place), Teddy House (3rd place), Mary Sofianos (2nd place), Elizabeth Coley (3rd place), Price Bailey (3rd place).  Former Cougar, Addie Clutts, won her age group and finished 3rd in the State contest.

 

 

Billingsville Students go to Big Air Trampoline Park

230 K-2 students who participated in the LIFE program went to Big Air Trampoline Park on January 18 as a reward for tracking their healthy activities.

 

 

Cougars Family Night at the Rink 

 

Nearly 200 Cotswold-Billingsville students,siblings, and parents came out to support the Cotswold Chorus and the Charlotte Checkers on December 15.  All in attendance received a free hat and some students had an opportunity to high five players or go onto the ice during intermission.

 

 

Kids Heart Challenge

Cotswold students participated in the Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) in December and raised $1,750 for the American Heart Association.  Over the years, Cotswold students have raised more than $100,000 for the AHA.

 

 

 Upcoming Events

Hoop Shoot - 8/9 Year Old Class winners - Dec. 10

                     - 10/11 Year Old Class winners - Dec. 12

Healthy Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) - Dec 11-18

Checkers Game - December 15

Big Air Field Trip (K-2) - January 18

Hornets Game - February 22

 

 LIFE Participants go to Big Air 

230 3rd-5th grade students who met the September/October LIFE Log activity requirement (20 days each month) enjoyed a field trip to Big Air Trampoline Park on November 16.  

 

Pictures from our event:

.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1veGhxuBbhnJmR42L6bBuSKQXoaUpVHn_

 

 

 

 

 

 Let Me Run 5K

15 Cotswold Boys joined thousands of other runners for the Let Me Run 5K on November 17.  The boys saw their hard work pay off as each improved his speed and endurance this season.  Congratulations to Aeden Hawthorne and Sawyer Mitchell!  Aeden finished 2nd overall in his age group and Sawyer placed 5th.

 

 

 

Hoop Shoot Contest

Due to the high number of eligible students to participate in the Hoop Shoot this year, we will hold our contests during PE classes (in early December).  Winners from each class will then be invited back for an after-school contest to determine our school winners.

 

The Hoop Shoot is a National Free-Throw Shooting Contest that is open to boys and girls ages 8-13.  Winners from each age/gender category represent our school against winners from other schools at a contest in January.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PE Program Overview

Your child will participate in Physical Education classes once every six school days.  I hope to make PE enjoyable and safe for your child while developing motor skills and reinforcing to her or him the importance of physical fitness and living an active lifestyle.

 

Physical Education Objectives

-          Provide a quality physical education program.

-          Present developmentally appropriate lessons for each child.

-          Develop and refine motor skills in a welcoming, safe, and challenging environment.

-          Expose students to a wide variety of skills and activities.

-          Inspire all students to learn, participate in, and appreciate physical education.

-          Develop healthy habits (balanced nutrition, active lifestyle).

-          Develop good sportsmanship and positive attitudes towards working with others.

 

Health Concerns

If your child has any health concerns (e.g., asthma, heart condition, allergies) that may affect her or his participation in physical education classes, please inform me in writing as soon as possible.

 

Shoes and Clothing

For safety reasons, students need to wear athletic shoes with a closed toe and rubber soles - NO SANDALS.  Girls who choose to wear skirts should bring shorts to wear underneath.  If a student is not appropriately dressed, it does not excuse her or him from participation in physical education class.  Note: Your child will not have PE on the same day each week, so please learn what “color” their PE day will be.

 

Student Expectations

-          Come prepared to learn.

-          Work cooperatively with others.

-          Try your best! 

 

Super Sport of the Week

Each week, one or two students from each class will be selected as the Cotswold Cougar Super Sport of the Week.  This award will be given to those who demonstrate outstanding effort, sportsmanship, and one (or more) of the IB Learner Profiles during physical education class.

 

Fitness Testing

In October, all students will participate in a physical fitness test that assesses cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. 

 

Special Events

Back to Football Friday

Students will be encouraged to wear their Panther colors on Thursday, September 8 to support the Panthers as they kick-off their new season.

 

Hoop Shoot

In December, Cotswold School will be a local host for the Hoop Shoot, a national free-throw shooting contest open to boys and girls ages 8-13.  Winners will advance to a regional contest.

 

Jump Rope For Heart

In December, Cotswold students will “Jump Rope For Heart” – an event that helps students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health and raises funds to help the American Heart Association support vital heart and stroke research.

 

 

Hornets Game

 

On January 22, Cotswold/Billingsville students and families are invited to purchase tickets for the “Cougars night at the Hive”.  More than 100 students will get to High Five players or participate in another special “Fan Experience”.  Details in January.

 

 

 

Field Day

In June, students will participate in various activities that promote teamwork and sportsmanship and reinforce physical education skills learned throughout the year.

 

  • Information on special events will be in the school newsletter, the PTA e-mail - “Cougar Bites”, and posted on my bulletin board (located in the multi-purpose room).
  • You are welcome to observe and/or participate in your child’s physical education class at any time.
  • Contact me at school (980)343-6720 or by e-mail: randy.clutts@cms.k12.nc.us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

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Panthers Play 60

Cotswold and Billingsville teamed up to host two Panthers Play 60 events.  Play 60 is a free non-cantact program that stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle through football activities (e.g., throwing, catching, running).

 

Pictures from the events can be accessed at:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kuloeu1n7p5b8e2/AACIP1tXDq506eFU4YE7_hSpa?dl=0

 

 

First Tee and Play 60 Volunteers Needed

 

Volunteers are needed for some exciting field trips that will pair Cotswold and Billingsville students.   Select 4th and 5th graders from each school will go to Revolution Park Golf Course on March 27th for a golfing field trip offered by The First Tee.   On April 20th, 2nd and 3rd graders from each school will enjoy a Panthers Play 60 event at Billingsville.  On April 26th, 4th and 5th graders from each school will attend Play 60 at Cotswold.  Please contact Mr. Clutts if you can help at any of these events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIFE Participants go to Big Air Trampoline Park       

 

200 students enjoyed a trip to Big Air Trampoline Park on March 14 as a reward for tracking their physical activities in January and February.  Pictures from the event can be found at: 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Cougars Night at the Hive

Nearly 300 members of the Cotswold family attended the Hornets game on January 20.  115 lucky students got to go onto the court before the game to high five players, stand with players during the National Anthem, or hold a huge American Flag during the song.  Pictures of the event are here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k981ye77z97jzrl/AABsofpnoXhLShOIttESD6M9a?dl=0

  

 

Hoop Shoot

More than 120 boys and girls stayed after school in December to compete in the Hoop Shoot contest.

 

Here are the results:

 

8/9 year old Girls                                                                   8/9 year old Boys

1st- Lujyne Shalaby                                                              1st- Brady Clutts                    

2nd- Avery Sanders                                                              2nd- Teddy House

3rd- Mary Sullivan Purdy                                                      3rd- Marcus Kerr

     

10/11 year old Girls                                                               10/11 year old Boys

1st- Ava Hunt                                                                          1st- Price Bailey

2nd- Abigail Bryant                                                                 2nd- Caeden Dye

3rd- Olivia Stevens                                                                 3rd- Zachary Ervin

 

Hoop Shoot Update

On January 24, winners from our school Hoop Shoot contest competed against winners from other schools to determine the City Hoop Shoot champions.  Congratulations to Lujyne Shalaby, Avery Sanders, Brady Clutts, Teddy House who each finished in 4th or 5th place.  Abigail Bryant (3rd place), Price Bailey (3rd place), Caeden Dye (2nd place) and Ava Hunt (1st place) each took home trophies for their performance.  Ava went on to finish 4th place in the state contest in Winston-Salem.

 

 

Jump Rope For Heart

 

Thank you to our generous families who made Jump Rope For Heart Donations.  Our students have raised nearly $9,000 for the American Heart Association.  Thank you gifts will be distributed in January.

 

 

LIFE Play Days

More than 200 students stayed after school on November 14-15 as a reward for tracking their healthy activities in their LIFE Activity Logs.  Participants received prizes and snacks before joining in organized games or unstructured play with friends.   The next LIFE event will be a Hornets game in January.

 

 

Paying it Forward!

4th and 5th grade students became "Coaches" and helped Kindergarten and 1st grade students learn to throw (overhand and underhand) with different kinds of balls at various targets.  This was a rewarding experince for both "Coaches" and "Players".

 

 

Jump Rope For Heart

In December, Cotswold students will participate in Jump Rope For Heart and have an opportunity to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  Students will learn about heart health through jump rope activities.  Cotswold students have raised nearly $100,000 in the 20 years our school has participated in this event (fundraising is optional).  More information will come home after Thanksgiving Break.

 

 

Hoop Shoot

3rd-5th grade boys and girls are invited to participate in this year's Hoop Shoot - a national free-throw shooting contest.  Our school contest will be after school on Tuesday, December 12 (8/9 year olds) and Thursday, December 14 (10/11 year olds).  More information will come home in December.

 

P.E. Units

Jump Rope

Basketball

Gymnastics

 

 

LIFE (Learning the Importance of Fitness and Exercise)

 

LIFE is an incentive program designed to encourage students to participate in physical activity after school.   Each student will record the type and the duration of daily physical activities in a “LIFE Log” (to be maintained as part of her or his agenda).  Students meeting the activity requirement will be invited to a special event. 

 

Students who returned their September/October LIFE Logs are invited to an after school Play Day on November 14 (K/1) and November 15 (2-5).  Participants will receive a healthy snack and join in organized games or unstructured play.

 

 

LIFE Activity Log (available here):

 

http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/cotswoldES/Documents/LIFE%20Log.pdf

 

 

 

 

Cotswold Kids in Motion

 

Please submit a photo of your child participating in physical activity for display on a bulletin board depicting “Cotswold Kids in Motion”.

 

 

Back To Football Friday

On September 8, students and staff showed off their Panthers spirit to celebrate the start of the Panthers 2017 season.

 

 

         

 

 


 

 

 

2016-17 School Year Archives

 

 

 

Panthers Play 60 Camp Rescheduled for May 31

 Cotswold School has been selected to host the Carolina Panthers Play 60 Camp on Wednesday, May 31.  The Play 60 camp is a FREE and non-contact program that stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle, character development and education.  Eight stations will challenge 3rd-5th graders to run, throw and catch footballs while improving their coordination skills. 

  

9:30-11:15 – 5th graders and 4th graders from Ms. Pilar, Ms. Rael, and Mrs. Prelipp’s classes.

 

11:30-1:15 – 3rd graders and 4th graders from Ms. Lalli and Mrs. Kinnamon’s classes.

 

 

LIFE Field Trip to Kinetic Heights

120 students who recorded their physical activities in their LIFE Activity Log in January and February enjoyed an awesome morning of physical challenges at Kinetic Heights.

       

 

 

Cotswold Family Night at the Rink

 

Nearly 200 Cotswold students and parents attended the Charlotte Checkers hockey game on March 18.  The Checkers provided fun "Fan Experiences" for many of our students. 

 

 

 

 

Cougars Night at the Hive

Nearly 300 Cotswold students and parents cheered on the Hornets as they played the Sacramento Kings on January 28.  Each member of our group received a Hornets bag and were permitted to enter the arena early to sit courtside to watch the pregame shoot-around.  Additionally, 80 Cotswold students enjoyed a pre-game “Fan Experience” (e.g., high-five players before the game, stand with players during National Anthem). 

 

    

 

Hoop Shoot Update

Congratulations to Caeden Dye, Addie Clutts, and Mary Claire Smith who each finished in 2nd place at the state Hoop Shoot Contest held in Winston Salem on January 28th.  

 

Cotswold hosted the “All-Charlotte” Hoop Shoot on January 21st which featured the best free throw shooters from participating Charlotte schools.  Cotswold students had an impressive showing.  Addie Clutts, Mary Claire Smith and Caeden Dye won their age groups and advanced to the “District Hoop Shoot” in Winston-Salem (Addie and Caeden each made 21 of 25 shots).  Also placing highly were Reese Wilson (2nd place), Sasha Evers (3rd place), Thomas Emmons (3rd place), Andre Kerr (4th place) Olivia Stevens (4th place) and Juan Travis (4th place) in their respective groups.

 

Note: Drew Beard (Our school 1st place winner) was unable to participate in the Charlotte Hoop Shoot

 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jump Rope For Heart

Students participated in Jump Rope for Heart during PE classes December 9-16 and raised more than $6,000 for the American Heart Association (more than $40,000 over past four years). Thanks to all of our caring students and their families who did their part to save a heart! 

 

 

 

Hoop Shoot

More than 100 boys and girls stayed after school on December 13 and 14 to compete in the Hoop Shoot contest.

 

Here are the results:

  

8/9 year old Girls                                                              8/9 year old Boys

1st- Olivia Stevens                                                             1st- Andre Kerr       

 2nd- Sasha Evers                                                                2nd- Caeden Dye

 3rd- Addie Clutts                                                                3rd- DeSean Steele

 

     

 

10/11 year old Girls                                                          10/11 year old Boys

 1st- Mary Claire Smith                                                      1st- Drew Beard

 2nd- Reese Wilson                                                             2nd- Juan Travis

 3rd 5-way Tie                                                                    3rd- Thomas Emmons

  

We would also like to recognize Madison Davis who was sick the day of the 8 and 9 year old contest but performed very well in a make-up contest. 

 

Congratulations to all of our “Risk Takers” who stayed after school to participate.  First place winners will represent our school at the “All Charlotte” Hoop Shoot in January.

 

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick Update

On October 30, four Cotswold students participated in the "Sectional" Punt, Pass and Kick Contest at Memorial Stadium.  Reese Wilson, Matthew King, and Ian Hart each finished in 3rd place for their age group.  Congratulations to Addie Clutts who won her age group and finished in 4th place at the Panthers "Team Championship" held at Bank of America Stadium before the Panthers game on December 11.

 

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick - 2016                       

More than 100 Cotswold boys and girls took part in the National Football League's Punt, Pass, and Kick competition this weekend.  Congratulations to all of our "Risk-Takers" who participated in the event.  Here are the results:

 

8/9 Girls                                                                                  10/11 Girls

1st – Addie Clutts                                                                   1st – Reese Wilson

2nd – Abigail Bryant                                                              2nd – Riley Robinson

3rd – Morgan McLaughlin                                                    3rd – Ja’Niya Forney

                                                                                                         Caroline Catanese       

 

8/9 Boys                                                                                  10/11 Boys

1st – Matthew King                                                                1st- Ian Hart

2nd – Bryson Blair                                                                 2nd – Jakaylin Watson

3rd – Henry Boner                                                                  3rd – Drew Beard

 

Addie, Reese, Matthew, and Ian will represent Cotswold in a state-wide contest in October for an opportunity to compete at Bank of America Stadium before a Panthers game.

 

LIFE Participants Go To UNCC Football Game

Students who recorded their physical activities during September and October were invited to a UNCC Football game on November 12.  Our group enjoyed great seats and was invited onto the field prior to the game to high five the UNCC Players. 

Students who return their November/December LIFE Logs will be invited to a Hornets game on January 28.

 

 

Back To Football Thursday

 

 

         

On Thursday, September 11, Cotswold students wore their Panthers jerseys, shirts, and team colors to celebrate the kickoff of the 2016 Panthers season.  Follow this link for pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/3s8yWdKeA6dSyMEQ9

 

L.I.F.E.

In an effort to include physical activity as part of life’s daily routine, Cotswold School asks that your child participate in LIFE, Learning the Importance of Fitness and Exercise.

 

LIFE uses incentives to encourage all students (K-5) to be physically active during and after school.  Physical activity can include anything from playing sports to walking the dog.  Your child will receive a “LIFE Activity Log” (which should be maintained in his or her agenda) in which to document the type and the duration of physical activities he or she does each day.  Each student is encouraged to be active in at least 20 days each month totaling a minimum of 20 hours per month.  Parents are asked to sign the log to verify that the activities were performed.  The log will be submitted at the end of every other month and students who meet the activity requirement will be invited to a special event (e.g., Hornets game, after school Party, etc.). 

 

LIFE Activity Log (available here):

http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/cotswoldES/Documents/LIFE%20Log.pdf

 

(Scroll down for pictures of previous LIFE events)

 

Introducing Log-It

The use of activity trackers (Garmin, Fitbit, pedometers, etc.) among students and staff have increased tremendously over the past year.  This technology provides excellent motivation for kids and adults to set personal activity goals.  It has been exciting to observe students challenging each other to get the most steps each day.  To take advantage of students’ curiosity and competitiveness, we are encouraging students to enter their daily steps on a website called “Log-It”: www.peclogit.org

Through this website, students can enter and track their daily steps, set personal goals, earn printable certificates for meeting goals, hike around the USA with classmates, compete with other classes in a challenge hike across the USA, and compare their progress with other students.

 

Students will need to take a minute to register and find his/her teacher's name: http://www.peclogit.org/regdirections-logit-kids.html.  Bookmark the webpage and enter steps each day. 

 

Students who log their steps (10,000 steps per day goal) most days over a two-month period will be eligible for the LIFE (Learning the Importance of Fitness and Exercise) rewards at the end of October, January, March, and May (e.g., UNCC Football Game, Hornets Game, After School Play Day).  Students are still encouraged to record their daily activities on their LIFE Log, but participation in Log-It provides an alternative.

 

Log-It Goal - Move at least 10,000 steps in 20 days each month

LIFE Goal - Record physical activities in at least 20 days each month totaling at least 20 hours a month

 

 

 

 

 

PE Program Overview

Your child will participate in Physical Education classes once every six school days.  We hope to make PE enjoyable and safe for your child while developing motor skills and reinforcing to her or him the importance of physical fitness and living an active lifestyle.

 

Physical Education Objectives

-          Provide a quality physical education program.

-          Present developmentally appropriate lessons for each child.

-          Develop and refine motor skills in a welcoming, safe, and challenging environment.

-          Expose students to a wide variety of skills and activities.

-          Inspire all students to learn, participate in, and appreciate physical education.

-          Develop healthy habits (balanced nutrition, active lifestyle).

-          Develop good sportsmanship and positive attitudes towards working with others.

 

Health Concerns

If your child has any health concerns (e.g., asthma, heart condition, allergies) that may affect her or his participation in physical education classes, please inform me in writing as soon as possible.

 

Shoes and Clothing

For safety reasons, students need to wear athletic shoes with a closed toe and rubber soles - NO SANDALS.  Girls who choose to wear skirts should bring shorts to wear underneath.  If a student is not appropriately dressed, it does not excuse her or him from participation in physical education class.  Note: Your child will not have PE on the same day each week, so please learn what “color” their PE day will be.

 

Student Expectations

-          Come prepared to learn.

-          Work cooperatively with others.

-          Try your best! 

 

Super Sport of the Week

Each week, one or two students from each class will be selected as the Cotswold Cougar Super Sport of the Week.  This award will be given to those who demonstrate outstanding effort, sportsmanship, and one (or more) of the IB Learner Profiles during physical education class.

 

LIFE (Learning the Importance of Fitness and Exercise)

LIFE is an incentive program designed to encourage students to participate in physical activity after school.   Each student will record the type and the duration of daily physical activities in a “LIFE Log” (to be maintained as part of her or his agenda).  Students meeting the activity requirement will be invited to a special event (e.g., Roller Skating, Bobcats game, P.E. party).

 

 

Cotswold Kids in Motion

Please submit a photo of your child participating in physical activity for display on a bulletin board depicting “Cotswold Kids in Motion”.

 

Fitness Testing

In September and April, all students will participate in a physical fitness test that assesses cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. 

 

Special Events

Back to Football Friday

Students will be encouraged to wear their Panther colors on Thursday, September 8 to support the Panthers as they kick-off their new season.

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick

On Saturday, September 24, Cotswold School will be a local host for the National Football League’s Punt, Pass, and Kick competition.  Boys and girls, ages 8-13, are eligible to participate.  They will attempt to punt, pass, and kick a football for distance and accuracy.   All participants will receive certificates, and winners from each age/sex category will receive ribbons and advance to a sectional competition.  

 

Hoop Shoot

In December, Cotswold School will be a local host for the Hoop Shoot, a national free-throw shooting contest open to boys and girls ages 8-13.  Winners will advance to a regional contest.

 

Jump Rope For Heart

In December, Cotswold students will “Jump Rope For Heart” – an event that helps students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health and raises funds to help the American Heart Association support vital heart and stroke research.

 

Field Day

In May, students will participate in various activities that promote teamwork and sportsmanship and reinforce physical education skills learned throughout the year.

 

  • Information on special events will be in the school newsletter, the PTA e-mail - “Cougar Bites”, and posted on my bulletin board (located in the multi-purpose room).
  • You are welcome to observe and/or participate in your child’s physical education class at any time.
  • Contact me at school (980)343-6720 or by e-mail: randy.clutts@cms.k12.nc.us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

 


 

Cotswold Family Night at the Rink

Nearly 300 Cotswold students and parents attended the Charlotte Checkers hockey game on March 12.  The Checkers sent their mascot, Chubby, out to visit our school and provided fun "Fan Experiences" for many of our students. 

 


 

 

 

Cougars Night at the Hive

 

 

320 members of the Cotswold family watched the Hornets play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, February 6.  80 lucky students who participated in the LIFE program enjoyed a pre-game "Fan Experience" (e.g., High Five Players, Sit on players' bench to watch warm-ups, Stand with players on court during National Anthem)

 

 Pictures of Fan Experiences:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/02c79ffkj8hnayq/AACt250N2reP3WRKzJ1nnXKja?dl=0


 

Jump Rope For Heart
During Physical Education classes, December 11-18, students participate in Jump Rope For Heart and learned about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health while raising funds for the American Heart Association.  Cotswold students raised nearly $10,000 this year and more than $35,000 for the AHA over the past three years.  Thank you to all of the parents and family who donated and to those who came to jump with their child.

 


 

Hoop Shoot
More than 100 boys and girls participated in the Hoop Shoot (free throw shooting contest) in December.  Here are our school results:

 

8/9 year old Girls                                 8/9 year old Boys

1st- Ryan Urquhardt                            1st- Robert Jackson  

2nd- Sasha Evers                                   2nd- Kolbe Johnson

3rd- Zoe Shuta                                       3rd- Bryson Blair

     

10/11 year old Girls                            10/11 year old Boys

1st- Raishawnna Koonce                    1st- Watson Dietz

2nd- Quinn Torres                                 2nd- Jordan Mitchell

3rd- Alicia Andrews                             3rd- Christian Barber                                                                

 

1st and 2nd place winners from each group represented our school at the "All Charlotte Hoop Shoot" hosted at Cotswold.  Congratulations to Sasha Evers and Robert Jackson for each placing 3rd in the city contest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

                                                      

LIFE Participants Attend UNC-Charlotte Football Game

 

Students who recorded their physical activities in September and October in their LIFE Logs were invited to a UNC-Charlotte Football game on November 14th.  More than 200 Cotswold students and parents attended the game and 50 lucky students had the chance to high five players before the game.  The next LIFE Event will be a Charlotte Hornets game in February.

 

Printable LIFE Log: http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/cotswoldES/Documents/LIFE%20Log.pdf

         

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick - 2015

More than 60 Cotswold boys and girls took part in the National Football League's Punt, Pass, and Kick competition.  Congratulations to all of our "Risk-Takers" who participated in the event.  Here are the results:

 

8/9 Girls                                                                                  10/11 Girls

1st – Addie Clutts                                                                   1st – Eva Hall

2nd – Caroline Catanese                                                       2nd – Josie Mae Gruendel

3rd – Abigail Bryant                                                              3rd – Lilly Kennedy

 

8/9 Boys                                                                                  10/11 Boys

1st – Adam Lueders                                                               1st- Thomas Jones

2nd – Kolbe Johnson                                                              2nd – Daniel Shuta

3rd – Gavin Trosch                                                                3rd – Luke Preece

 

Addie, Eva, Adam, and Thomas (and former Cougars, Janey Thompson and Sofia Brotherton)represented Cotswold in a state-wide contest at Memorial Stadium.  Congratulations to Eva Hall who came in 2nd place in her age group.  Janey Thompson also finished in 2nd place in her group.  Addie and Thomas finished in 4th place in thier groups.  Sofia won her age group and will compete at Bank of America Stadium before a Panthers game.

 

5th grader, Spencer Brotherton participated at a different Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest and finished in 2nd place. 

 

 

 

Fitness Testing

All K-5 students in North Carolina are required to participate in an assessment of their physical fitness during Physical Education classes twice a year.  Students will perform the “Pacer” running test and scores will be recorded for Push-ups, Curl-ups, Flexibility, and Height/Weight.  Testing began last week and will continue next week.  Please be sure your child wears sneakers on their PE day.

 

 

Back to Football Friday

Students wore their Panther colors on Friday, September 11 for “Back to Football Friday” – a contest sponsored by the National Football League.  In 2011, Cotswold won a $2,500 grant from the Panthers for our display of team spirit.

 


 

LIFE Activity Log (available here):

http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/cotswoldES/Documents/LIFE%20Log.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick - 2015

     Cotswold School will host a local Punt, Pass, and Kick contest on Saturday, September 26.  Punt, Pass, and Kick is a football skills contest sponsored by the National Football League and it is open to 3rd-5th grade boys and girls ages at no cost.  Each competitor will have one attempt to punt, pass, and kick a football farther and straighter than other participants in his or her age/gender group; scores are based on both distance and accuracy.  Winners from each group will receive ribbons and advance to the sectional competition for a chance to compete at halftime of a Panthers’ game.  Last year, Cotswold students, Daniel Shuta and Janey Thompson, each had the chance to compete at the Panthers game.  Daniel won the contest for boys at his age level and just missed qualifying for the National contest.  Former Cotswold students Sofia Brotherton, Riley Oxendine, and Tate Bloomer have had similar success after winning the local and sectional competitions. 

 


  

 

Online Resources For kids and Families

Eat Smart - Move More http://www.myeatsmartmovemore.com/
USDA http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Parks and Recreation Home Page
Body and Mind Fun and Games

Veggie Encyclopedia
Running Events Near Charlotte: http://www.runningintheusa.com/race/ListByCityRadius.aspx?Rank=All&State=NC&City=Charlotte

 

 

 

Achieve 225

 

 

Cotswold is one of 23 CMS schools to receive funding from the Achieve 225 Grant.  This grant is intended to increase the amount of time and quality of physical activity students receive daily at school.  By incorporating the “Playworks” format last year, our school boosted student’s activity time while significantly decreasing injuries and discipline problems on the playground. 

 

Students will wear pedometers at school for one week in the Fall and in the Spring to monitor physical activity levels at school as part of the grant.  Parents may opt-out of this part of the program if they choose – a separate letter will come home in coming weeks.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Cotswold Family Night at the Rink

400 students and parents enjoyed an eveing of Charlotte Checkers hockey on March 27.  All in attendane received free hats and dozens of lucky students had the chance to sit in the penalty box to watch warm ups, high five players, or even ride the zamboni.

 


 

 

            

 

LIFE Participants go to Hornets Game

350 Cotswold students and parents attended a Hornets basketball game on February 8th as a reward for participating in the LIFE program.  80 lucky students went on the court before the game to enjoy "Fan Experiences" such as high-five players, sitting on the players bench to watch players warm up, and standing with players during the National Anthem performance.  Congratulations to all of our students who are developing healthy lifestyles!  New LIFE Activity Logs are always available at: http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/cotswoldES/Documents/LIFE%20Log.pdf

 


 

 

 

Balancing is Fun!

During our gymnastics unit, students performed various balances and counterbalances with partners and small groups.

 


Hoop Shoot  Latest:

 

This weekend, Jerrian Stewart (in Mrs. McGregor's class) will compete in the State Hoop Shoot Championship. Jerrian has already won our school contest, the City contest, and the "District" contest which took place last weekend in Winston-Salem. Congratulations for making it this far Jerrian. We are proud of you and wish you luck this weekend!

 

Hoop Shoot Update 

Cotswold School hosted the “All-Charlotte” Hoop Shoot contest on January 22.  Winners from our school contest in December competed against participants from several other schools for the chance to advance to the state contest in Winston-Salem.  Congratulations to Eva Hall (2nd place – 8/9 girls), Alicia Andrews (3rd place 8/9 girls), Thomas Emmons (2nd place 8/9 boys), Grayson White (2nd place 10/11 boys).  We are proud to announce that Jerrian Stewart (8/9 boys) and Janey Thompson (10/11 girls) won their contests and will represent our school and the city of Charlotte at the state contest on January 24.  Good luck Jerrian and Janey!

 
Hoop Shoot
More than 100 3rd-5th grade boys and girls stayed after school in December to compete in the Hoop Shoot contest.  1st and 2nd place winners will competed in the "All-Charlotte" Hoop Shoot contest hosted by Cotswold on January 22. 
 
Here are the results:
8/9 Girls
1st - Eva Hall
2nd - Alicia Andrews
3rd - D'Miyah Cason
 
8/9 Boys
1st - Jerrian Stewart
2nd - Thomas Emmons
3rd - Jace Patterson

10/11 Girls
1st - Janey Thompson
2nd - Alina Atzor
3rd - Maggie Emmons

10/11 Boys
1st - Grayson White
2nd - Graham Busch
3rd - William Bryant

Punt, Pass, and Kick Update
Congratulations to Daniel Shuta who won the Panthers Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest on December 14 against competitors from NC, SC, and GA.  Daniel had already won the Cotswold contest and the "Sectional" contest where he finished with one of the top scores in the state.  He was recognized at the Panthers game and will wait to see if his score qualifies him for the National contest. 
 
Former Cotswold student, Sofia Brotherton, finished in 2nd place at the Panthers contest for 12/13 year old girls.  We are proud of both of you!

Jump Rope for Heart
In December, Cotswold students jumped their way to a healthier heart and raised money for the American Heart Association (AHA).  Thank you to all parents who donated money or participated in their child's event.  Our students raised nearly $11,000 for the AHA.   

 

 

Party at the Park

More than 300 students who recorded their physical activities in their LIFE Activity Log in September and October (at least 20 hours and Days each month) were invited to an after school field trip at Freedom Park on Nov. 19 (2nd-5th grade) or Nov. 20 (Kindergarten-1st grade).  Congratulations to all of our students who are developing healthy habits! 

 

November and December LIFE Logs are Due.  Participants who meet the activity requirement will be invited to a Hornets game in February and might have an opportunity to enjoy a special "On Court Experience" with players before the game.

 

 

LIFE Activity Log (available here):

 

http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/cotswoldES/Documents/LIFE%20Log.pdf

 


Punt, Pass, and Kick - 2014

More than 60 Cotswold boys and girls took part in the National Football League's Punt, Pass, and Kick competition.  Congratulations to all of our "Risk-Takers" who participated in the event.  Here are the results:

 

8/9 Girls                                                                                  10/11 Girls

1st – Eva Hall                                                                        1st – Janey Thompson

2nd – Riley Robinson                                                             2nd – Alina Atzor

3rd – Kamari Walker                                                             3rd – Ginger Simons

 

8/9 Boys                                                                                  10/11 Boys

1st – Daniel Shuta                                                                1st- Steven Johnson

2nd – Watson Dietz                                                               2nd – Alex Elzey

3rd – Ryan Evans                                                                  3rd – Wesley Matuck

 

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick Update

 

Cotswold's Punt, Pass, and Kick winners (Eva Hall, Janey Thompson, Daniel Shuta, and Steven Johnson) represented our school on October 25 at the "Sectional" Punt, Pass, and Kick Contest at Memorial Stadium.  Congratulations to Janey, Daniel, and former Cotswold student, Sofia Brotherton, who WON their contests.  Daniel and Sofia's high scores qualified them for the "Regional" contest at Bank of America Stadium prior to a Panthers game.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

LIFE Activity Log (available here):

http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/cotswoldES/Documents/LIFE%20Log.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Online Resources For kids and Families

Eat Smart - Move More http://www.myeatsmartmovemore.com/
USDA http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
Parks and Recreation Home Page
Body and Mind Fun and Games

Veggie Encyclopedia
Running Events Near Charlotte: http://www.runningintheusa.com/race/ListByCityRadius.aspx?Rank=All&State=NC&City=Charlotte