PE Teacher - Karla Harris
PE Aide - Mrs. Laura Chapman

PE Information

Our Physical Education program will provide both physical and mental developmental skills.  This will enable our students to enjoy and perform more confidently in their everyday lives.   The following information is presented in an effort to help you better understand our program and answer frequently asked questions. 

Physical Education is an integral part of the elementary curriculum.  ALL students are required to participate in a regular PE program as mandated by the Texas Education Agency. 

Students may be partially or fully excused for up to 3 days by sending a note clearly stating the problem and signed by the parent.  After 3 days, a doctor’s note is required. 

As we begin the year, some students will develop sore muscles.  Some soreness is inevitable as they build stronger muscles.   Stretching and exercising usually takes away soreness. 

All students should come to class with proper shoes and clothing for running and exercising.  (See note below - Safety First) 

Our number one goal is to teach good sportsmanship along with condition the entire body including the mind.  Students must learn to strive for success, but also accept failure in a positive way. 

At Brannen, we believe in lifetime fitness which leads to a healthy mind and body.  We will introduce the students to many types of sports through various skill training activities.  Also, our Brannen Running Club will continue in the 3rd and 4th grade.  We offer certificates at various levels of achievement.  At 100 laps, students will receive a t-shirt as an award for their effort. 

Any student can obtain a satisfactory or higher grade by participating daily, working hard at skills and having a positive attitude.  Furthermore, at all times during PE class the Bess Brannen expectations should be followed.


We ask parents to help prevent injuries to their child by following these guidelines:

  1. Students should wear ATHLETIC type shoes for PE.  They should have either shoe laces or Velcro that secures the shoe snug to the foot.  This is the safest solution even it means bringing an extra pair for PE.
  2. Boots, sandals and heels are not allowed in PE.  They do not support the student’s foot properly during many of our activities and lead to injuries.
  3. Girls must wear shorts underneath a dress or skirt to maintain modesty during PE class.

With your help in following the above guidelines, students can actively participate in running, dodging, jumping, throwing, crawling, climbing and exercising freely and easily without a chance of injury.  If a student comes to PE without proper shoes or clothing, he/she will walk instead of participating in regular class activities.

Thank you for helping us keep Bess Brannen a safe and healthy environment for your child as well as others.


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