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

November 4, 2014

Election Day—School closed for students Professional Development Day for staff

November 7, 2014

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

November 11, 2014

Veteran’s Day—School Closed

November 13, 2014

Board of Trustees Meeting

November 19, 2014

School Wide Bake Sale
All funds collected will go to the interactive theater presentations.

November 20, 2014

P.T.O. Meeting

Star Student Celebration

November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Celebration for Grade K-8
Each class will participate in a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast.

November 26 – 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Recess—School is Closed