Bloomington Public Schools Gym & Recess

Valley View Elementary 

Agency Description:
Valley View Elementary School in Bloomington, MN educates a diverse group of students in grades K-5. Health and Wellness programs are emphasized at the school through the physical education curriculum and state health standards. VVE takes part in bike/walk to school day and emphasizes non-food treats for parties and birthdays. 

Position Description
:
Valley View Elementary would like to promote health and wellness during recess by participating in group games and play in general, as well as teaching students that group games can be played with little to no supervision.  Volunteers are needed to participate in group games and play during recess Mondays through Fridays 11:15am - 1:15 pm.  We are looking for enthusiastic students who like working with kids and are interested in promoting lifelong physical activity.

Volunteer Responsibilities:

               Encourage students to participate in group games and play during recess.

               Volunteers must make a weekly commitment for at least one day per week throughout the semester.

               Volunteers will check-in by 11:10am and prepare any needed paperwork prior to recess time at 11:15 am. Recess will last until 1:15 pm. Volunteers will then clean up any equipment used before leaving Valley View Elementary School around 1:20 pm.

 

How to Apply:
 The deadline to apply for Bloomington Public Schools Gym & Recess has passed.

Application process:

1.     Submit an online Gym and Recess Normandale application.    You must complete BOTH the Normandale and Bloomington Pulblic Schools applications. You do not need to also complete Normandale’s Service-Learning Registration; filling out this form also counts as your Normandale Service-Learning Registration. 

2.     Submit an online application to the Bloomington Public Schools.

3.   Attend Training.  You will get an email confirming your training time.  The half hour trainings are at Normandale and are done by the Volunteer Coordinator from Bloomington Public Schools.  The training counts toward your service hours.

4.      Respond to the background check emailAfter you submit your application you will receive an email from administrator@rhis.com that you must respond to.  If you don’t see the email check your junk folder. 

Contact the Center for Experiential Education with any questions:  (952) 358-8119 or servicelearning@normandale.edu

If you have site-specific questions contact:

·          Steve Searl, Dean of Students, Valley View Elementary

·         ssearl@isd271.org, (952) 681-5736

 

Note about Tracking Hours: In order to get credit for your hours you must record your hours on a Normandale Service-Learning Timesheet and, once you have completed your hours, you should have the site supervisor sign your timesheet to confirm your hours. Pickup a Timesheet in C1066 or download a copy online at www.normandale.edu/cee in the Key Community Partners Section.  

Westwood Elementary

Agency Description:
Westwood Elementary School in Bloomington, MN educates students grades K-5. Westwood Elementary has an active health education program and all school recess time. Volunteers are needed to help with these programs. We are looking for enthusiastic students who like working with kids and are interested in promoting lifelong physical activity.

Volunteer Description:
We have two opportunities that students can help with:
1) Recess Game Volunteer Description:

a)      Monday-Friday 11:15 am-1:15 pm

b)      Volunteers will be expected to show up at 11:15 a.m. and will report to the gymnasium. Once signed in, they will get the equipment that they will need in order to lead students in organized recess games.

                                                              i.      These games should accommodate large groups of students with varying ability levels, skill and grade levels. Games can include small equipment (balls, bats, bases, other playground markings) and should be able to be explained easily.

                                                            ii.      Volunteers will work in both large groups (entire class) and small groups (no more than 7-8) during the semester.

                                                          iii.      Recess lasts 15 minutes for each class, but there may be some "revolving door" games, where students can enter and exit the game at any time. (four square, hopscotch, jump ropes, Peaceful Playground games, etc.)

                                                           iv.       Volunteers will be provided with guidance and assistance by the gym teacher, Janelle Blasingame and recess teachers.

                                                             v.      The program will begin in September through the end of the semester.

                                                           vi.      Volunteers should dress for the weather and for exercising.

2) In Class Exercise Routines Volunteer Description:

a)      Monday-Friday: between 9:10-11:30 am or 12:50-2:30 pm

b)      Volunteers are expected to lead, demonstrate and teach an exercise routine to classes of different age groups (K-5), depending on the time that they are available.

c)      Routines should include exercises that incorporate flexibility, aerobic activity (raising the heart rate) and muscular strength or endurance.

d)      Routines should be able to be done INSIDE A CLASSROOM and should be easy for students to understand

e)      Class periods last for 55 minutes, so volunteers should plan on spending at least 1 hour and 15 minutes per day of attendance.

f)       The program will begin in September through the end of the semester.

g)      Volunteers should come dressed for exercising.

How to Apply:
The deadline to apply for Bloomington Public Schools Gym & Recess has passed.

Application process:

1. Submit an online Gym and Recess Normandale application

Note: You do not need to also complete Normandale’s Service-Learning Registration; filling out this form also counts as your Normandale Service-Learning Registration. 

2. Submit an online application to the Bloomington Public Schools.  You must complete BOTH the Normandale and Bloomington Public Schools application.

3. Attend Training.  You will get an email confirming your training time.  The half hour trainings are at Normandale and are done by the Volunteer Coordinator from Bloomington Public Schools.  The training counts toward your service hours.

4. Respond to the background check email. After you submit your application you will receive an email from administrator@rhis.com that you must respond to. If you don’t see the email check your junk folder.

Contact the Center for Experiential Education with any questions: (952) 358-8119 or servicelearning@normandale.edu.

If you have site-specific questions contact:

·         Ms. J. Blasingame, jblasingame@bloomington.k12.mn.us

Note about Tracking Hours: In order to get credit for your hours you must record your hours on a Normandale Service-Learning Timesheet and, once you have completed your hours, you should have the site supervisor sign your timesheet to confirm your hours. Pickup a Timesheet in C1066 or download a copy online at www.normandale.edu/cee in the Key Community Partners Section.