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Hello everyone! My name is Mrs. Cook and this is my 13th year here at H.E.S. I am excited to begin our school year and look forward to teaching you! I hope to incorporate a variety of new games and fitness activities into my P.E. program; if you have any suggestions please drop them off in the suggestion box!! I am always looking for new ideas : ) Games help children learn important skills such as problem solving, sharing, following rules and directions and being a team player. Aside from games, students will be introduced to sports for recreational purposes while developing sportsmanship qualities.  These skills will help develop agility, balance, cardio-vascular endurance, flexibility and strength.


Contact Information: If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me at 732- 872 -1476 or email me at

Upcoming Events: 

  • Wednesday, February 12th - Annual Jump Rope for Heart (Pre k -6. Bring water and wear sneakers) All students should hand in their slips no later than February 7th. 
  • Congrats to Angelina Kennish for being our "Top Dog" in donations this year. Our school raised over $4,500 dollars for the American Heart Association. Thank you to all the HES families and staff members who donated!  


  • Thursday, December 12th - Cosmic Bowling in the gym to conclude our bowling unit. Grades 1-6. Please try to wear the color white or bright colored clothing.

  • Congratulations to our Speed Stack Champion - Ethan Hartsgrove

                February & March 
P.E. Activities:

Grades Pre K- 1: ball manipulation and skills, hand eye coordination using hoops and noodles, striking skills and jumping and landing activities. 

Grades 2-3: fitness testing, basketball lead up drills, jump rope unit and striking skills. 

Grades 4-6: Fitness testing, basketball drills and small sided games, jump rope unit and striking skills. 

P.E. Rules:

1. Sneakers Must Be Worn During P.E.

2. Please wear the appropriate clothes in P.E. (No dresses or skirts. As the colder months approach please have students bring in sweatshirts/jackets, we will be going outside. Long hair should be pulled back)

3. No Jewelry

4. Follow Directions The First Time Given

5. Respect Each other & Our Equipment

6. Do Your Best

7. Play Safe & Have Fun!

***Grades are based on preparation (including participation), behavior and attitude. Students who are unprepared more than 3 times will have a N for Needs Improvement on their report card.

What does the President's Challenge test for?

These five events test students on muscular strength, endurance, speed and agility and flexibility.

The physical fitness test/challenge rates students in three levels of achievement. They are as follows:

  • Presidential (students who achieve an outstanding level of physical fitness. Students who qualify within the 85th percentile in all five events are eligible for this award)
  • National (Students who score above the 50th percentile on all five events demonstrate a basic, yet challenging level of physical fitness.)
  • Participation (Students whose scores fall belows the 50th percentile will receive a participation certifciate for completting all of five events)


  • Please remember the following items for the mile run: 
  • Water Bottle with your name on it
  • Sneakers
  • Sweatshirt/Jacket (depending on weather)
  • Ipod/mp3 player

 When Does Your Child Have P.E.?


Pre K. T/Th

Gr. K(Toye): M/W

Gr. K (Acerra): T/W

Gr. 1A & Mrs. G: T/Th

Gr. 1T: W/Th

Gr. 2 Culp: M/T

Gr. 3A: T/W

Gr. 3B Cusson: M & T

Gr. 4: W/Th

Gr. 5: M/T

Gr. 6: M/W


Exercises To Do At Home: 
Fall Activities: Couch sit ups, ride your bike, skate board park, take your pet for a walk or jog and play tag with siblings or friends

Activities: basketball, yoga, snow board, go sleigh riding, wii just dance, have a snowball fight or build a snowman. 
Spring: go to the park, bike ride, baseball, kickball, softball, tennis, soccer, dance or play golf. 

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