Resources for Parents and Community Members
Spread the word about Comprehensive Health and Physical Education!
Consider adding a short blurb and link on your school website or social networking page to let your community know that healthy, active students achieve more in school and in life. Explain how schools, families and communities can partner to help students learn to make healthy choices for their minds and bodies. They may be interested to know that today’s health and physical education lessons aren’t what many adults experienced when they were in school.
Here are simple, no-cost downloadable materials to help you spread the exciting news about Colorado’s new comprehensive health and physical education standards with parents and the community, including school and district leaders.
Become an Advocate for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
This guide helps teachers, parents, and community partners craft compelling messages when discussing the new Comprehensive Health and Physical Education standards with various education and community leaders in their districts.
PowerPoint presentation for parents and community members
Download a ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation for communicating with parents, community members, and school administrators about the value, depth, and relevance of these standards.
“Did you know?” data
Access health and wellness data about kids. For example, did you know that for the first time in history, U.S. children may have a lower life expectancy than their parents due to the increased incidence of obesity and related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease?
“Did you know” Data Specific to Comprehensive Sex Education
Access health and wellness data about the sexual health of Colorado’s youth. For example, did you know that a baby is born to a Colorado teen every 84 minutes?
Emotional and Social Wellness Leads to Effective Learning Environments
This fact sheet provides an overview of Colorado’s Emotional and Social Wellness (ESW) Standard and the research behind social and emotional learning for healthy development and academic achievement. Steps for designing explicit ESW instruction as well as school-wide ESW practices for effective learning environments across the school building are included.
Comprehensive Health and PE Standards Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers specific to comprehensive health and physical education standards and implementation.
Parents’ guide for talking to children about sex
Many parents have a hard time talking to their children about sex. Watch this video about the American Academic Pediatrics’ recommendations to parents and caregivers.
Sexual Health Standards
Colorado parents who are most comfortable reading and speaking in Spanish requested that the sexual health standards be translated into Spanish so that they can understand what their children should be learning and able to do. Share these standards with your students’ parents so that the language, concepts, and skills can be supported in the home and the school.
Talking points for use with parents and students
Use these talking points in conversations with parents and students to introduce them to Colorado’s new health and physical education standards.
Examples of standards to share with parents
Print these one-page handouts that give parents examples of what students should know and be able to do in health and physical education in elementary, middle and high school.Sample school newsletter articleDownload a ready-to-use school newsletter article that introduces the new comprehensive health and physical education standards to parents.
Sample blurb for school website or social networking page
Copy and paste this short blurb and link on your school website or social networking page to let your community know that healthy, active students achieve more in school and in life.
The Colorado Legacy Foundation believes that increased student achievement for all Colorado students requires effective leaders in every school, effective educators in every classroom, and healthy and engaging environments that ignite a passion for learning in every student.