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fitnessJohn Pearl Elementary School

Physical Education

Mr. Sturtz - Monday - Friday
Ms. Kaplan - Tuesday 

When do I have P.E. class?

Grades Kindergarten and 1st:

Mrs. Edson – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Mrs. Trinkwald – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Mrs. Okula – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Mrs. Vallone – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday


Grades 2nd & 3rd:

Mrs. Bergen – Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Mrs. Feinberg – Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Mrs. Andersen – Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Mrs. Hailey – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday


Grades 4th & 5th:

Mrs. Firenze – Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
Mr. Kreuscher –  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Ms. Cardone – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 




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 one’s performance are more indicative of success than winning a game!