Dena Cook

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Hello everyone! My name is Mrs. Cook and this is my 15th 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 or shoot me an email!! 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.

Although this year may look a little different this year, I am still very excited to be teaching you both in person and online (when needing to quarantine). I have created a google classroom for each grade level and will be posting my assignments/activities there in case a student needs to quarantine, otherwise students will be meeting in person twice a week for PE. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me at [email protected] 

Please review your child's PE google classroom for updates, letters and virtual work. 

Kids Heart Challenge Letter:

Physical Education Welcome Letter/Rules & Grading Procedures:

When Does Your Child Have Physical Education:

Pre K Ms. Arbore & Ms. Prosser: Tuesday

Kindergarten - Mrs. Montana - Monday & Thursday

First Grade - Mrs. Ciafardini - Monday & Wednesday

Mr. Naeder's Class: Monday & Wednesday

Mrs. Golembiewski’s Class: Monday & Thursday 

Second Grade - Ms. Culp: Monday & Wednesday 

Third Grade - Ms. Kelly: Monday & Tuesday 

Third Grade - Mrs. Cusson: Tuesday & Thursday

Fourth Grade- Mrs. Brown: Tuesday & Wednesday

Fifth Grade- Ms. Lebel: Tuesday & Wednesday

Mr. Tarriff’s Class: Wednesday & Thursday

Sixth Grade - Mr. Mahoney: Monday & Wednesday 

                   January & February 
P.E. Activities:

Grades Pre K- 1: Introduction and review of the heart, jumping styles including jumping on a hippity hop, turning a rope and hula hoop jumps. Introduction to scoops

Grades 2-3: Jump Rope Unit, Frisbee & Scoops

Grades 4-6: Jump rope unit, frisbee & basketball

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

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

Helpful Health Links: