Quarterly Digest
Take Your Parent to PE Week Toolkits Are Here!

Take Your Parent to PE Week  is September 23-27 and it's time to start planning! Now in it's third year, the weeklong campaign is a fun, immersive way to introduce parents to the physical education program at their child’s school. Toolkits for parents schools  and our partners are available to make participation fun and easy! Consider registering your school for a chance to win prizes from our partners!
In the Spotlight
Kasia Givenrod is an Adapted Physical Education Specialist in Brea Olinda Unified School District in Brea, California. Kasia has been teaching for 12 years. She spent her first 6 years teaching general physical education and the last 6 years as an Adapted Physical Education Specialist for her district. Kasia teaches Unified PE which is an inclusive program where students of all abilities participate in the physical education class together. She is also a coach for the Unified Sports program. We interviewed Kasia and asked about her professional career, teaching experiences, teaching strategies, inclusion and much more. To read the whole interview and to learn more about this amazing and passionate teacher please click on this link .

NCHPAD wants to highlight physical education, adapted physical education teachers, and their programs. We want to share your passion, knowledge, strategies, and successes as a physical education professional. This information can help other teachers that are looking to learn from their peers. I hope that you consider being featured in NCHPAD’s Quarterly Digest newsletter. If you want to participate or nominate someone, please send an email to alexm@lakeshore.org .
Monthly Nutrition & Fitness Challenge

Challenge yourself to a healthier August by practicing these nutrition and physical activity tips each day. Click on the calendar to view a larger version or print and post on your refrigerator as a daily reminder. Be sure to tag @NCHPAD on social media to let us know how you're doing #NCHPADHealthChallenge.

Lights, Camera, Action! Step Into Bollywood

This month, EduMotion  unlocks access to a fun Bollywood lesson. Your students will love this high-energy dance that combines pop and hip-hop with traditional Indian styles like bhangra and bharatanatyam. Activate your access and start dancing!

Warm Welcomes for Back-to-School

Are you looking for school and out-of-school ideas to support student's wellness. If so check out this blog post from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Click on this link to access the blog post .

The video, Universal Design for Learning in Physical Education , features strategies based on the Universal Design for Learning framework and specific to physical education. The strategies shown in the video were obtained from the Lieberman-Brian Inclusion Rating Scale (LIRSPE) 1 . Please click on this link to watch the video.

  1. Lieberman, L., Brian, A., & Grenier, M. (2017). The Lieberman–Brian Inclusion Rating Scale for Physical Education. European Physical Education Review, 1356336X17733595.
48th NAPEC
Make plans now to attend this years conference in November. The theme of this year’s conference is “ HEROES: Serving our students every day. ” The goal of the conference committee is to serve our students’ HEROES by delivering a high quality conference that will sharpen us as educators, address current issues, facilitate collaboration and rejuvenation, as well as honor the incredible acts of service provided in Adapted PE every day
Win a Walkabouts Subscription for Your School
Walkabouts is offering 25 Back-to-School Grants for schools to integrate movement with their language arts, math, and reading lessons. Grant recipients will receive a yearlong subscription to the Walkabouts platform valued at $999. Learn more about Walkabouts and submit your application here

Deadline: September 30, 2019
Math & Movement professional development workshop at your school. The grant includes an on-site workshop, active learning floor mats and active classroom training materials. Apply here.  

Deadline: Rolling

FREE Fun and Fitness Program
JUST RUN is a multifaceted, website based youth fitness program. It promotes physical activity, good citizenship, healthy lifestyles, and pride in accomplishment. This award-winning program is available to all schools in any locale. Learn more!  

Get Your Game On!
Game On is a no-cost online guide from Action for Healthy Kids that provides all the information and resources you need to host a successful school wellness program in your school. New activities and ideas every month! Check it out here