Monday, November 24, 2008

Including the Community into the Gym

We have a wonderful community surrounding us here at Ridgecrest. We have an amazing PTA that supports our teachers and students. We have a Parks Department and YMCA that run programs for people of all different ages and backgrounds. We have tons of parks with running trails, walking tracks, skateboard ramps, and playing fields. We have businesses that donate time, materials, and money to many of our school causes. And we have athletic programs that love to share their materials and time to promote themselves as well as their area of expertise.

I love having programs such as the First Tee of American or Spin Alley provide curriculum as well as materials to our PE program each year. It opens up many more possibilities for things that our students might find that they love. It also promotes activities that are close to each of our students as they come from locations mainly in the city of Shoreline.

The First Tee of America (golf) and Spin Alley (bowling) have been a fantastic addition to our PE program. I am always looking for more ideas of programs that would offer their time and materials to allow our students to experience new things. If you know of a program that might fit our needs, please let me know. Or if there is something that you would like me to look into, please offer suggestions.


Allyn Woods

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