Wednesday, June 7, 2017



It is hard to believe that the end of the school year has arrived! 9 months have passed very quickly! 

The year’s end always brings with it a tremendous sense of accomplishment.  So many things have been accomplished this year!  From the Jump Rope for Hearts to the Field Day Activities I would like to THANK all the volunteers that helped. Our students have been involved in an extraordinary amount of activities. Of course, we should not forget the tremendous amount of learning which has taken place during this year. Throughout all the activities and learning experiences our students have demonstrated great character!

To our graduates – Congratulations on your achievements. I wish you all the best as you move to your new high school.  Parents if this is your last child to leave Imagine, I would like to thank you for your support and for the guidance that you have provided for your child.  

Final Thoughts:

Our own example, is one of the most influencing factors in the lifestyle habits passed on to our children.  We must take care of ourselves, Take time to go outside and play with our children: play ball, tag, jump rope or go roller skating.  These are all fun ways to stay fit and show our children that good health is important.  

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March is National Nutrition Month


National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.    

The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. I am encouraging everyone to take time to enjoy food traditions and appreciate the pleasures, great flavors, and social experiences food can add to our lives. How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat. Develop a mindful eating pattern that includes nutritious and flavorful foods. For more information log onto:,
Eat Right for Your Lifestyle
There's no one diet that is right for everyone, so it's important to follow a healthful eating plan that's packed with tasty foods, and that keeps your unique lifestyle in mind.

Be Active and Have Fun

Be active with your family each day. Here are some tips to fit physical activity into a busy week—and make it fun!

  • Find the best times to be active.
  • Start small.
  • Start with what you know.

Physical Education
           Mr. J. Brooks            (Twitter) @MrJB_16           
If your family does not want to be active:
 • Tell them physical activity will help make their bodies strong and healthy.
• Lead by example. When they see you having fun, they will want to join in.
• Have children choose fun ways to get moving.

Tell them being
active will give them more energy. Ask them to try it for two or three weeks and see how they feel. 
  Be Active!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Feb., 2017                                                                                               
        I look forward to a great new year and to help all of my students grow! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by e-mail at or by phone through the school at 301-350-6002.
        A key element that contributes to students success and well-being is safety. While in PE class, students need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Clothing should be conducive to movement. My recommendation is for students to wear athletic shoes, however, if your child does not have athletic shoes, it is important that the shoes your child wears has laces or velcro style straps. It is also important that shoes have a back that goes over their heels and rubber soles are important. If you are not sure, please feel free to contact me and ask. I am happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Healthy Habits Starts at Home

       The American Heart Association is working to help kids and families live heart-healthy lives. Help your child develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits.
Know your numbers
Talk to your healthcare provider today to learn about your Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and BMI (Body Mass Index). Your heart depends on it.

Physical Education
  Mr. J. Brooks       (Twitter)-@MrJB_16            
         As you gain practical tips on helping your kids eat nutritious meals and enjoy a physically active lifestyle, be sure to apply these same behaviors to your own life. The best way to lead your child to a healthy lifestyle is to set a positive example yourself. Be a good role model. You don’t have to be perfect all the time, but if your kids see you trying to eat right and getting physically active, they’ll take notice of your efforts. You’ll send a message that good health is important to your family. Get the whole family moving; plan times for everyone to get moving together. Take walks, ride bikes, go swimming, garden or just play hide-and-seek outside. Everyone will benefit from the exercise and the time together. Limit TV, video game and computer time. These habits lead to an inactive lifestyle and excessive snacking, which increase risks for obesity and cardiovascular disease. Limit screen time to 2 hours per day. Encourage physical activities that they’ll really enjoy; every child is unique. Let your child experiment with different activities until they find something that they really love doing. They’ll stick with it longer if they love it. Make dinner time a family time. When everyone sits down together to eat, there’s less chance of children eating the wrong foods or snacking too much. Get your kids involved in cooking and planning meals. Everyone will develops good eating habits together and quality time with the family.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

January 2017

10 Tips to Achieve Your New Year’s Fitness Goals:

1. Exercise with an exercise buddy
2. Have a plan with realistic goals
3. Start slow, then begin to increase intensity
4. Log your workouts and/or food intake
5. Make it fun, try new exercises or forms of exercise
6. Create a new playlist for motivation
7. Rest your body with a good night sleep
8. Take the stairs
9. More fresh food choices and less processed foods
10. Drink more water and less sugar drinks
What you need to know
The rates of childhood obesity and inactivity are clearly on the rise and if we hope to combat this epidemic, we must take action NOW.
Research shows that without the development of physical literacy, many children and youth withdraw from physical activity and sport and turn to more inactive and/or unhealthy choices during their leisure time.

Parents and caregivers play a crucial role in ensuring that their child is provided with ample opportunities to develop physical literacy.  As a parent, you can ensure that your child has access to a range of opportunities to nurture their development.
  Mr. J. Brooks             (Twitter)-@MrJB_16             

Fundamental Movement Skills

 The development of fundamental movement skills and motor skills is critical to establishing the foundation for participation in many sports and physical activities.  A child who has not had the opportunity to develop these basic motor skills experiences difficulties or barriers when participating in sport experiences or later school-based programs that involve more difficult skills.