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Nelson Prairie
Elementary School
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Mr. Hammond
Physical Education - Nelson Prairie

 Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Mr. Hammond’s P.E. class! I’m very excited to start my fifth year at Nelson Prairie. In this note you will find what your child needs for class, units, events, and contact information.  

What Your Child Needs:

On your child’s P.E. days, they will need to bring their P.E. shoes! If your student wears sandals, boots, flats, or anything other than gym shoes, please make sure that they have a pair of clean P.E. shoes in their book bag. If your student does wear boots, sandals, etc. they will have to sit out of P.E. class for that day. 

Injuries and illnesses happen throughout the year. If your child is too sick to participate in class, please write a note to excuse them from class for that day. If your child is injured, please have a doctor write a note, excusing them of class. When your child is ready to come back to class, the nurse, and I will need a note releasing them back into my class. 

Fit Step Pro Pedometers:

This year, the students will be wearing pedometers while they are in P.E.. The pedometers measure the student’s activity time, MVPA (Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity), and how many steps they take. At the end of class, they will place the pedometers in the reader and all of their information is recorded in my computer. At the end of each semester, I am able to give you a print out on how active your child was in my class, how many steps they took in that semester, and what their MVPA was! I’m really excited to see how the students react and see how many steps they take in class! 


During the school year, we will be in many units focusing on sportsmanship, fitness, teamwork, and skills. Here are some of the until/activities that we will be doing this year!


Soccer                                     Fitness

Basketball                              Paddle and Ball

Volleyball                               Small Equipment

Football                                  Bowling                      

T-Ball                                      Throwing and Catching

Jump Rope                              


JUMP ROPE FOR HEART: The 3rdgrade students will be participating in our annual Jump Rope For Heart event! This is a great event where the students raise money for the American Heart Association. At the end of raising money, the students have a jump rope event that takes place in the morning! Last year, we raised over $9,000 for the American Heart Association! The date for Jump Rope For Heart is to be determined later on this year. 

FIELD DAY: This is an end of the year event where students are able to participate in some of their favorite activities that we did during the year! This is a great way to end the year and have the entire school outside at one time! More info to come later!

Contact Information: 

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time. I can be reached at 815-462-2874 or at jhammond@nlsd122.org