• Don Suda Mr. Don Suda, Physical Education Specialist, Woodside Elementary  
    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.  I am so excited to work with all the students here at Woodside in Physical Education class. I have been a teacher at Woodside since it first opened in 1981. I was a classroom teacher in grades 1st through 5th for 18 years. I have also been the Physical Education specialist here at Woodside Elementary for the past 26 years.  My goal for all students is to give them information about fitness and to increase student fitness levels, to work on and develop physical skills, and to promote cooperation and respect among all students. We will be working on fitness, locomotion and movement, sports skills, and academic information concerning fitness and nutrition.  Please help your student remember which day their PE class is, and to help them dress properly with appropriate shoes.  Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail me if you have any questions. I am looking forward to a fun, productive, and successful year in PE at Woodside Elementary.
    I am a DAWG, a big Huskies fan, having graduated from the University of Washington. I like sports, listening to music, watching movies, and playing with my grandchildren.  I love teaching PE to Woodside kids!
    PE during the school closure
    I am missing all the Woodside students during the school closure.  It is very important for all students to keep being physically active and get exercise and keep their bodies moving during the school closure. You can refer to the PE Activity Calendar where I have listed daily exercise/movement activities you can do. You can click on PE websites and look at the OPENPHYSED Home Activity Packet.  You can find many ideas for exercising and movement. There is also a Student and family letter I've included for physical education information for during the school closure and an Activity Log that you can use (these are also in Spanish). I've also included a March DEAM (Drop Everything And Move) Calendar that you can look at and use to get exercise and movement activity ideas.  Another option that you can use is to keep your own journal of activities that you have done during the time away from school.  Please use these resources to find a way for you to keep active and keep your bodies healthy.  Take care of yourself and your family so that you will be ready to come back to school.  Eat good food, drink a lot of water, get enough sleep, wash your hands often, and get some exercise.  Your goal should be to get 60 minutes of exercise each day. Hope to see you soon.
    Don Suda
    PE Specialist
    Woodside Elementary