MASCOT CONTEST AND STATE PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST AT KING!

DRAW THE KING LION MASCOT CONTEST 

During the month of March, all students will have the opportunity to enter the Draw the King Lion Mascot Contest.  Students must submit their Original Drawing in Black Ink on a white sheet of paper no larger than 8 ½ by 11 with their name and homeroom written on the back.  Drawings must be submitted to Mrs. Alvarado in the Title I/Bilingual Office no later than Friday, March 13, 2009.

Drawings will be numbered and posted in a display case in the main office hallway for students to see.  Students and teachers will be given an opportunity to vote for the drawing they believe should be placed on the cover of the 2008-2009 Academic Planner.

Encourage your child to enter the contest.  The winner of the contest will have their drawing on the Academic Planner for 2009 – 2010 school year.

 
CALIFORNIA PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST                        

State law requires school districts to administer the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) annually to all students in grades 5, 7 and 9.  The FITNESSGRAM is a set of tests designed to evaluate health-related fitness and to assist students in establishing lifetime habits of regular physical activity. The test measures student performance in aerobic capacity, body composition, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility.

Currently, all students are preparing for these tests during their PE classes. King will test all students in order to compare growth and prepare 8th graders for the high school FITNESSGRAM.  Only 7th grades scores will be submitted to the state.  Students in B-Track were tested during the month of February. A and C Track will test in March and in April.

Parents, please encourage your children to do their best on these tests.  The FITNESSGRAM will account for 25% of their PE grade.  With your assistance, our students will see life-long physical activity as a positive aspect of their lives.  Thank you for your assistance.


KING'S PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM 
 
The Parent Center invites all parents to participate in a series of parent education classes. Join other parents on learn about:

- Peer Pressure- helping your child resist negative peer pressure

- Drug and Gang Awareness- learn to recognize the symptoms of drug use and help your child learn how to refuse drugs

- Bullying- helping your child resist and/or prevent abusive behavior

- Obesity- Learning how to make healthy choices and establishing an exercise program

Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Parent Center Room 101