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Field Day - from home? YES! May 8, 2020!! Check this out & post your pics with the hashtag #thinkinmaneagles and #nationalfieldday

 

Dear Inman Eagles,

 

We’re excited to announce that our school community will be participating in the OPEN National Field Day event on Friday, May 8th

 

Field Day is an important tradition at our school. It is a significant day for our students and our staff, and we feel that in these incredibly challenging times this national event is a unique way that we can stay connected as a community and support one another in a fun and meaningful way.

 

OPEN (Online Physical Education Network) is a national public service organization that provides curriculum and training support to more than 90,000 teachers in all 50 states. We will be using their resources and social media network to help us organize our school’s participation in #NationalFieldDay  #FayetteFieldDay 

All #NationalFieldDay events are designed to be done indoors or outdoors using common household items. You won’t be asked to purchase any specialized equipment or supplies.

 

Here’s how it will work:

  • Our school is now registered as a participant in this event. Families can choose to register as well, but it’s not a requirement.
  • The event website is www.openphysed.org/nationalfieldday
  • As a part of registration, we will receive Field Day Friday email updates each week with new resources that we will share with you. 
  • You can also find updates via social media using #NationalFieldDay.
  • By April 17 your family will receive a set of event cards that you can use to begin practicing. You will also receive a participant practice sheet for tracking progress.
  • Your family will be asked to choose a minimum of 4 events to complete on Field Day. However, you may complete as many events as you’d like to.
  • From May 3 thru 7, we will follow #NationalFieldDay and watch the Field Day Torch travel across the country in preparation for the main event.
  • On May 8, our school will participate in events, complete an official score card, share photos and videos through our school’s approved platforms, and participate nationally on social media using #NationalFieldDay.
  • After the event, your student will submit their scorecard via Google Drive (or other school approved method) to their physical education teacher.
  • Every student that completes at least 4 events will receive an OPEN National Field Day certificate.

 

After the event please follow this link Google Form post National Field Day questionnaire to tell the events you participated in and your scores!  Have fun and stay active.  

 

On to the updates!

Let the Games Begin!
The National Field Day Torch Run will kick off this SUNDAY at Noon! Watch kids from around the country run through all 50 states carrying the National Field Day Flame!

The run will end on Thursday night as the Field Day Torch makes its way into Texas for the lighting of the OPEN Cauldron!

To help us celebrate we have some amazing guests including 4 time Track and Field Olympian Chaunte' Lowe, Legendary Hip Hop Artist Doug E Fresh, and the Varsity Brands ambassador Kevin Atlas. If your kids want to post pictures of themselves running with the "torch" please post on the National Field Day Facebook Page!
 
Thanks to Varsity Brands and our partners
Hip Hop Public Health and Look for the Good
for helping to bring our special guests to you!
 

What's new?

  • Family PDF Packets! This one file download gives families all of the documents they need in a single packet. Including a new step-by-step participation guide.
  • All videos are now live! Watch OPEN National Trainers show you how each event is done.
  • Certificate Champions Landing Page. To help make certificate distribution easier we created a Champions Landing Page. Teachers can email the link to kids and parents and they can download, complete, and print their very own National Field Day Certificate.
  • TONS more on the Field Day landing page including more Spanish translations.
Get New Stuff Now
 
Not signed up for OPEN National Field Day? DO IT NOW HERE!
You asked for it!
  • Get a National Field Day T-Shirt to commemorate this special day.
  • We also have OPEN gear and #AtHomePE shirts!
  • The shop will run thru May 18. Note: Shirts will arrive after the event.
 

 

Stay well,

 

Coach Black & Coach Killingsworth