Mr. Don Montefusco
Mr. Don Montefusco
Hoboken Catholic Academy
555 7th St.
I am excited to start my journey with Hoboken Catholic Academy as the new Physical Education Teacher. Physical Education in a Catholic School is an integral component of the development of the child. Physical development and growth should be part of a holistic learning approach. Through real life settings, the child is given the opportunity to attain essential life skills that are necessary to build upon Catholic/Christian values. The participation in physical activities contributes to the acquisition of physical and psychological skills thereby accepting and appreciating God’s gift of life and movement. We commit to the following expectations that all grade level students:
*Engage in learning activities, take risks and demonstrate confidence in their skills.
*Recognize the importance of life long fitness.
*Develop social relationships with other students.
*Respect the rights of other students.
*Develop the mind and body.
*Demonstrate competency in many movement forms and proficiency in few movement forms.
*Apply movement concepts and principals to the learning and development of motor skills.
*Exhibit a physically active lifestyle.
*Achieve and maintain a healthy level of physical fitness.
*Demonstrate an understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.
*Understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction.
GYM UNIFORM - (ALL GRADES) Gray mesh gym shorts, a burgundy T-shirt with school logo, and clean sneakers are to be worn by students on their assigned Gym day from September until early November and from late April until the closing of school. (Consult monthly calendar for exact dates.) A burgundy sweat suit with school logo and clean sneakers are to be worn on the student’s assigned gym days for the remainder of the school year. No jewelry should be worn on Gym days.