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Mr. Don Montefusco


Mr. Don Montefusco​
Physical Education

Hoboken Catholic Academy
​555 7th St. 
Hoboken, NJ


Welcome back!

I am excited to continue my journey with Hoboken Catholic Academy as the 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.


Posted: 06/02/2020
Good morning!  This video highlights the shuffle skill.  Many basketball coaches use this as a drill because it's something you are performing pretty much the whole game, specifically on defense.  However, this is something you can perform in many sports, even at the park when you are playing tag... Read More...
Posted: 05/28/2020
Good morning!  Whether you are jumping rope in PE class, jumping to catch a ball at recess or jumping over cracks in the sidewalk, jumping is an activity that you do everyday.  Even though our bodies can jump without us having to think about it, jumping uses nearly every muscle in your body.  You... Read More...
Posted: 05/26/2020
Good morning everyone!  I hope you all had a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend.  The weather was mixed, but it was nice for a lot of it.  Also, thank you so much for your participation in the Spirit Day Challenges.  I had so much fun watching all of you.  Great job!!  As far as today's video, I have a... Read More...
Posted: 05/18/2020
Good morning!  For today's video, I have for you...jump ropes!  Jumping rope is a fun way to get a lot of exercise.  This activity uses all of the muscles that strengthen your calves, quads, and glutes along with engaging your shoulders, arms, and core.  I've included some great info. in my... Read More...
Posted: 05/12/2020
Good morning HCA!!  Today I'm posting a video about Plyometric Jump Training.  Whether you are jumping rope in PE class, jumping to catch a ball at recess or jumping over cracks in the sidewalk, jumping is an activity that you do everyday.  Even though our bodies can jump without us having to think... Read More...
Posted: 05/08/2020
Good morning!  Ok, I've got a game that can cure your basketball blues.  All you need is a cardboard box of some sort, tape, socks, and a timer.  You'll see the rest on my new video.  Don't forget, send me some emails.  Tell me if you like my videos and if you have any ideas, send them in!  Have... Read More...
Posted: 05/08/2020
To close out Star Wars week, I've included a link to Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube.  It's a special The Force Awakens (Episode VII) yoga episode.  Have fun and browse around.  I'll be posting more from here as the days go on.
Posted: 05/05/2020
Good morning!  Today I'm posting a fun game that you can play anywhere in your home.  All you need are some paper plates (or paper), tape, a very soft ball (or socks), a marker, and your creativity.  It's a combo darts and golf game.  The whole family can have fun with it and it can be a rainy day... Read More...
Posted: 05/04/2020
Good morning!  Today is Star Wars Day!  Today is when all things Star Wars is celebrated.  I have included some great Star Wars ideas that you can work on today, tomorrow, or whenever.  You can find these in my Resources section.  Have fun with these and remember...May the Fourth be With You!!   
Posted: 05/01/2020
Happy May!  Even though we are home, the months keep moving along and today is the start of a new month.  This is supposed to be baseball season, and if you're like me, you're missing it sooooo much.  I was browsing on the National Baseball Hall of Fame website and found some fun worksheets that... Read More...
This sheet has a basketball term matching section and also a word search. 
The first sheet asks you to use a balloon or soft ball to use to hit with different body parts.  You can also use regular balloons, stuffed animals, or something else small and soft you may have...
Earlier this year we talked about cardiovascular fitness.  This sheet I've provided asks you to circle activities that can help you improve your cardiovascular fitness.  There are activities listed...
Here is some great information on GoNoodle!