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More Physical Education in Prince William County Schools

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Dear Parents!  It is imperative that we change the policy governing the amount of physical activity our children get in school! Did you know that right next door in Fairfax County their K-2 graders get three P.E. classes a week, and recess everyday (sometimes two)? 

How many P.E. does your child get a week?  At Lake Ridge Elementary School its once per week, a staggering realization to some of us who had physical education every single day as children.  How many times has your child gotten in trouble at school for rough housing or being unable to sit still?  I can certainly raise my hand.  Countless studies have proven that more physical activity leads to greater test scores, more focus, a curb in childhood obesity rates, and children who are happy to go to school.  I know I am not alone in my desire to meet the basic needs of children every where. Learning cannot be at its peak when a child's basic need for movement and play are not being met!  Please sign this petition to hire more physical education teachers, increase recess time, and action based learning across the county!  Our children are in desperate need!

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