Spread the Word about Daily Physical Education in Chicago!

October 10, 2013

Spread the word about PE in Chicago!

Quality, daily physical education (PE) in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is critical to the future of our city's children. On October 23rd, the CPS Board of Education will examine the issue of PE in Chicago’s schools. This is an opportunity for you to raise your voice to help make physical activity and physical education priorities for Chicago schools. We are urging the Board of Education to establish the goal of providing all CPS students with access to high-quality daily PE with a focus on promoting lifelong health.

One way you can help support PE for all CPS students is by joining the conversation through social media! Share the link to our online PE petition (http://bit.ly/Ind-Support-PE) via your Facebook and Twitter accounts and encourage your friends and followers to do the same.

We also encourage you to send Twitter and Facebook messages to Chicago Public Schools to send the message that quality, daily PE matters. Be sure to tag the CPS Facebook page on your wall and mention @ChiPubSchools in tweets. We have provided some sample text below, but feel free to make it your own!

Facebook:

Healthy, active students learn better and do better in school. I support quality, daily physical education for all Chicago’s students, and urge the CPS Board of Education to make PE a priority for all CPS schools. http://bit.ly/Ind-Support-PE

I believe that quality, daily physical education in Chicago Public Schools is critical to the future of our city's children. I urge CPS to make daily PE a priority for our schools and our students. http://bit.ly/Ind-Support-PE

Access to physical education will help Chicago Public Schools students build healthy habits for life. Let’s make quality, daily PE a priority for all CPS schools. http://bit.ly/Ind-Support-PE

Twitter:

Healthy students are better learners. Let's make quality, daily PE a priority for all @ChiPubSchools students. http://bit.ly/Ind-Support-PE

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Quality, daily PE teaches lifelong healthy habits. Please support PE for all @ChiPubSchools students! http://bit.ly/Ind-Support-PE

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I believe that quality, daily physical education in @ChiPubSchools is critical to the future of our city's children. http://bit.ly/Ind-Support-PE

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Thank you for your support! 
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10/14/2013 Update

We have learned that the PE policy will be presented on the November 20 CPS board meeting. That means more time to let CPS know how important PE is to everyone!