The Oak Brook Physical Education and Health Department truly values the role that parents and caregivers play in the growth and development of their child(ren). We hope that parents and caregivers will support quality physical education and health programs at their school, as well as reinforce healthy behaviors at home. Together we can help maximize the potential of our Oak Brook students in their daily lives.
Want Smarter, Healthier Kids? Try Physical Education: Presented by Paul Zientarski
Run, Jump, Learn! How Exercise Can Transform Our Schools: Presented by John Ratey, MD
Exercise - Brain Rule #1: Presented by John Medina
Missouri Fact Sheet (SHAPE America)
G.Y.M. (Get Yourself Moving) at Home
Use the following calendars to help get your family moving. As the saying goes, "The family that plays together, stays (healthy) together!"
2019-20 Health Education Information
Students at Oak Brook will receive approximately 12 health education lessons during the school year which cover topics such as Safety, Nutrition, Personal Health, Substance Education, Growth & Development. Oak Brook follows the Parkway School District's Health and Physical Education Curriculum which can be viewed on the district's website. We value the parent's role in partnering with our school program to help provide relevant and meaningful information to your child to help them develop into healthy, active students who are ready to work, learn, play, and care. See resources below for parents in supporting a healthy, active child.
Mental and Emotional Health (September)
- Kids Health for Parents (Nutrition Center) - http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/center/fitness-nutrition-center.html?ref=search&WT.ac=msh-p-dtop-en-search-clk
- Nutrition.gov (Nutrition Tips for Tweens and Teens) - https://www.nutrition.gov/subject/life-stages/teens/tweens-and-teens
- Sugar - Does it really make kids more hyper?
Safe & Drug-Free (November)
Growth and Development (February)
- STUDENT WORKBOOK & ASSIGNMENTS
- PARENT INFORMATION
Safety & First Aid (April)
- STUDENT WORKBOOK & ASSIGNMENTS
- Kids Health for Parents - http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/firstaid-safe/?WT.ac=p-nav
- CDC Tips for Raising Safe and Healthy Kids - https://www.cdc.gov/family/parenttips/index.htm
- How to Make a Smart Fire Safety Plan (Parent Magazine)
- Keeping Kids Safe Online (Parent & Child Magazine)
SKATING IN PARKWAY (This section will be updated in early November 2019)
The Oak Brook Physical Education & Health Program is providing its students an opportunity to experience inline skating. Inline skating is a special addition to our physical education curriculum. The focus of the program will entail developing basic inline skating skills, as well as promoting physical fitness and a healthy, active lifestyle. Inline skating will help improve balance, ankle stability, physical coordination, and motor skills. In addition, it gives the participant a good cardiovascular workout.
Oak Brook students in grades 3-5 will be skating during physical education classes during the month of December. The following specific dates that your child will be skating are identified below:
5th Grade Skating Dates
4th Grade Skating Dates
3rd Grade Skating Dates
For participation in this program we ask each student for a $5.00 skate rental donation. This donation will help cover program expenses which include the student’s use of skates and safety gear. Helmets, kneepads, wrist guards, and elbow pads are provided as part of the program. The district skates have approved wheels and brakes especially designed for use indoors on the gym floor, therefore students must use the skates provided by the district. Students may choose to bring their own helmet if approved and properly fitted by the lead instructor. SOCKS MUST BE WORN AND MUST COVER THE ENTIRE FOOT AND MID-CALF.
A parental permission form is provided below and must be completed and returned to school before participating. Please fill out this form and return to your school’s physical education department by Wednesday, December 20th, with cash or a check for $5.00 made out to “Parkway School District.” Visit our HPE website for more info at www.tinyurl.com/OakBrookHPE