Charter School of Educational Excellence, Yonkers, New York
Health & Physical Education



Michael DeSimone & Scott Fliesser

Physical Education Overview

The Physical Education Curriculum enables students to master manipulative and large motor skills. Students perform warm-up and cool-down exercises both indoors and outdoors. Students become competent in a variety of physical activities. Our students design a weight-control and stress-management system with skills for flexibility and physical endurance. A safety awareness program that is integrated into our physical education program helps students develop skills of cooperation, as students express concern for the safety of others. Through physical education exercises, the language arts skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are utilized in planning and organizing games and sports and in communicating to classmates andteachers. Students also use interpersonal and character building skills in their discussions about games and sports.

Health Education Overview

The Health Curriculum is designed to strengthen skills and knowledge in maintaining personal health and fitness, in creating a safe and healthy environment, and in establishing contacts with community including health and physical education resources. Our students learn about the human body, dental care, the dangers of nicotine alcohol and drugs, and common household products, and the value of exercise and good nutrition. They also develop skills in enhancing their self-esteem and sense of well-being, and they practice dance techniques and large motor games.

Goya Foods Helps to Educate Students on MyPlate & Healthy Eating

Click here for photos from the Healthy Eating Workshop.

Charter School of Educational Excellence, Yonkers, New York

Meetings & Announcements

December 5th, 2014
Dress Down Day for Grades K-8, $2.00 per person: All funds collected will go to the interactive theater presentations.

December 9th, 2014
½ Day—12:00 Dismissal for all students. Teachers engage in a professional development session.

December 10th, 2014
School Wide Bake Sale: All funds collected will go to the interactive theater presentations.
Fitness Awareness Day—The Westchester Knicks will be discussing healthy lifestyle choices with students in grades K-8.

December 11th, 2014
Board of Trustees Meeting

December 16th-18th, 2014
Scholastic Book Fair 

December 17th, 2014
½ Day—12:00 Dismissal for all students.
Parent/Teacher Conference Day/Night
Session I 1:00-4:00
Session II 6:00-8:00
Please remember to schedule an appointment. Walk-Ins may not be honored.

December 18th, 2014
PTO Meeting-Cancelled

December 19th, 2014
Holidays Around the World: Student will celebrate various countries and their cultures through a variety of presentations.
Click here for the Invitation.

December 24th, 2014 – January 4th, 2015
Holiday Recess—School is Closed

January 5th, 2015
School Reopens