Happy New Year!
Your child’s Health FITNESSGRAM Assessment Report was sent home. This data was collected in the months of September & November, 2014 after we practiced and trained for the assessments. I’ve calculated their best and/or average scores depending on the assessment. Please note that this report is only an estimate as to where your child is in terms of their overall: Aerobic Capacity V02 Max (Based on their: Mile Run Time, Height, Weight, & BMI Calculations), Muscular Upper Body Strength/Endurance (Modified Pull-Up), Flexibility (Back – Saver Sit & Reach or Shoulder Stretch), and Body Composition (Percent Body Fat and BMI). Their P.E. grade will not be affected by the data in this report. The sole purpose is to help you be more aware of your child’s health fitness components strengths and weaknesses and to start creating and/or continuing some goals for 2015!
Let me know if you would like additional copies, which I can provide. Take some time to read both sides of the report to better understand life-long health & fitness information for your child's future health and fitness goals.
It's important that your child start reflecting on a health-fitness goal that they want to value and change for 2015. It’s never too early to start doing this! Your child will be assessed again in February & April, 2015 and another FITNESSGRAM report will be distributed to you in May comparing and contrasting their 1st and 2nd semester overall data. When creating and setting a goal, maybe it’s something that the family can participate in too. Whatever it is, use this FITNESSGRAM report as the foundation to starting and continuing a plan. We will also be working on goal setting in P.E. class using the FITT principle method and creating a personal fitness plan to help with student achievement success prior to the assessments.
FITNESSGRAM is a nationwide fitness assessment and reporting program for youth used across the U.S.A. and in other countries. The assessment includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that are used to determine your child's overall physical fitness and suggest areas for improvement when appropriate. The purpose of FITNESSGRAM is really to: Assess, Report, and Educate in order to build life-long healthy habits for the future of our children.
The FITNESSGRAM reports provide individualized feedback on your child’s personal level of health-related fitness as compared to the Healthy Fitness Zone standards. The FITNESSGRAM report indicates areas where your child might need to improve in order to meet the Healthy Fitness Zone standards for one or more assessment components. These reports can serve as the basis for an individualized physical activity plan. And since only 60 minutes of exercise is needed for obtaining health benefits and a balanced healthy diet, most students will be able to achieve FITNESSGRAM assessment results that will place them in the Healthy Fitness Zone standards.
The essential goals of youth fitness and activity promotion are to increase the probability that youth will adopt regular physical activity habits, maintain adequate levels of physical fitness, and eat a balanced healthy diet to contribute to optimal health and function throughout life. I believe there is a greater chance that our youth will grow up to become active and healthy adults when they are: active in their health, participate in physical activities for a lifetime they enjoy, eat healthy, and set personal needs, interests, and goals in order to be successful.
To learn more about FITNESSGRAM, visit http://www.fitnessgram.net/faqs/parents-faqenglish or http://www.mrwilliamsonpe.com/fitnessgram.html
If you have any questions about your child’s report, please don't hesitate to email or stop by my office located in the knoll building.
Keep up the Health Fitness,
Mr. Shawn Williamson, M.Ed, B.S.
Grades 4, 5, 6
Physical Education & Health
808 952 – 7189