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fitnessJohn Pearl Elementary School

Physical Education

Mr. Sturtz
Ms. Nocco –Tuesday (p.m.)

When do I have P.E. class?

Grades Kindergarten and 1st:
Mrs. Edson – Tuesday and Thursday
Mrs. Trinkwald – Monday and Tuesday
Ms. Mannino – Wednesday and Thursday
Mrs. Okula – Monday and Friday

Grades 2nd & 3rd:
Mrs. Bergen – Tuesday and Thursday
Mrs. Feinberg – Monday and Wednesday
Mrs. Andersen – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Ms. Boccio – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Grades 4th & 5th:
Mr. Kreuscher – Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Ms. Merdinger – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Ms. Cardone – Monday, Thursday, Friday
Mrs. Damore – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday



Physical Education is an essential part of the total education process and contributes to the overall growth and development of the individual child.  Therefore, it must be based upon the physical, mental, and social-emotional needs of the student.  Every child needs to be afforded the opportunity to grow in the areas of knowledge and understanding, motor skills, attitudes, and personal fitness that will enable each youngster to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

The John Pearl physical education program emphasizes individual growth in basic movement, perceptual motor experiences, rhythmic activities and dance, personal fitness, basic skills of individual, dual and team sports as well as outdoor recreational and challenge activities.  Our job as teachers, is to expose our students to as many different activities as possible to allow for personal growth.  The main focus is on “I CAN” rather than “I CAN’T.”  Children will learn to participate  in a positive  and productive manner in which doing one’s best and improving ones performance are more indicative of success than winning a game!