Degrees and Certifications:
All level Physical Education Health Education Life/Earth Science
Chad Chacchia was born in Irving, Texas and graduated from high school in 1993, from Lexington Academy. In high school he was a linebacker on the football team, as well as an All-State point guard. Chad went on to play football at Hardin-Simmons, where he graduated. This will be his 21st year in Education and his first in elementary P.E. He spent the first 13 years coaching and teaching Science, including 5 years as the head basketball coach at North Dallas High School and 4 years as the athletic coordinator at Griffin Middle School in The Colony. Chad spent his last 7 years teching 8th grade Science at Killian and Griffin Midddle schools in the LISD.
Chad and his wife, Coshari, have three children, Chad, Grace and Kirin. As a family, they love to travel and are avid snow skiers. Chad likes to spend his free time working out, playing guitar and watching his children play sports. He is very excited about personal health and hopes to share his enthusiasm with the students at Folsom Elementary, where he will be teaching Physical Education.
Our PE Schedule is as follows:
8:00 to 8:45 5th Grade
9:00 - 9:45 3rd Grade
10:00 - 10:45 2nd Grade
11:15 - 12:00 4th Grade
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:45 - 1:30 Kinder
2:00 - 2:45 1st Grade
We are continuing our incentive in PE for REACH (Respect, Encourage, Appreciate, Communication and Honor) behavior, good sportsmanship, good attitude, good character, etc. Coach Chacchia, Coach Box and Mrs. Beene will be handing out plastic feet to those who are going above and beyond with good behavior in PE. They have a hole in the heel to lace on to their shoe lace. If their shoe does not have laces, they can add them to a chain to have around their neck. We are hoping with positive reinforcement that we can improve behavior in the hall during transition as well.
(There is no replacement for a lost “foot”. They are responsible for keeping up with it. This is a good time to learn natural consequences for losing something. And this is a tiny thing that is a good way to teach that before they lose something valuable.)
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. I am happy to help any way that I can.
Senate Bill 530 mandates that students in Grades 3-12 participate in fitness testing on a yearly basis. The following areas will be tested:
- Cardiovascular Endurance (mile run)
- Muscular Strength (height, weight and BMI)
- Flexibility (Trunk lift and sit-and-reach)Parents will receive a copy of their child’s physical fitness test results at the end of the school year.
Parents will receive a copy of their child's physical fitness test results at the end of the school year.
SHOES FOR SAFETY
***Tennis shoes and proper dress attire are MANDATORY for P.E. to ensure safety for your child.***
All students will receive a grade of E, S, N, or U each grading
period based on participation, behavior, and appropriate dress attire.
N= Needs Improvement
Grades will be based on the following:
District PE Grading Rubric – Elementary
- Student is actively involved in the activity or game
- Listens during instruction and performs correctly in activity or game
- Follows the rules of the gym and of the PE teacher
- Respect for self, others, and equipment
- Hallway expectations
- Acts in a way that keeps he/she safe
- Acts in a way that keeps others safe around them
- Appropriate clothing and footwear for activity
Kinder - 5th
0-5 Tallies in book = E
6-8 Tallies in book = S
9-10 Tallies in book = N
11+ Tallies in book = U
*These grading requirements will be at the discretion of the PE teacher and how they handle their class
“Of all subjects taught in school, physical education is the only subject by which the very nature of its content has the potential to affect how a person will feel every moment of every day for the rest of his or her life.”
IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK OR INJURED
**A DOCTOR’S/PARENT NOTE IS REQUIRED IN ORDER FOR YOUR CHILD TO SIT OUT OF PE**
- Follow directions immediately.
- Take care of all equipment.
- Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
- Participate in all class activities.
- Be respectful and quiet during instruction.
The aim of the physical education program at Folsom Elementary is to develop and improve students’ personal fitness and motor skills by providing developmentally appropriate activities through purposefully, creative, and enjoyable instruction. By incorporating challenging, yet achievable tasks the students can attain positive attitudes about physical activity and movement.