Joanne Thoren

                        Mt. Vernon Ave School                               
  Physical Education
E-mail address: jthoren@irvington.k12.nj.us
973 399-6875 ext.1416


Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I am very excited to have your children in my physical education class. I will meet with your child once or twice a week to work on physical fitness, teamwork, wellness, and game play. Please see below to find out when your child will have physical education class each week. It is imperative that the students wear sneakers and appropriate gym clothes. I am available anytime to answer any questions you may have. Have a great year!

Class schedule:

Monday : 4-1, 3-3, 2-4,1-4, K-3
Tuesday : 4-2, 3-1, 5-2, 2-3, 1-3, K-3
Wednesday : 4-4, 3-2,5-3,1-2,K-2, 2-4,1-4 alternating weeks
Thursday: 4-3, 3-1, 5-1, 2-2, 1-1, K-1
Friday: 3-4,5-4,2-1,1-3,K-4,4-3, 4-2 alternating weeks



Grading Policy

PARTICIPATION :60%
Being prepared with gym clothes, actively participating in the activity for that day.

SKILL TEST: 40%
These assessments are conducted while students are engaged in demonstrating a given skill  set physically (i.e. soccer- dribbling-shooting, trapping, passing)




MISSION STATEMENT
The Physical Education department 

Our goal is to improve your child’s physical fitness through warm-ups, strength exercises and cardiovascular fitness activities. We will work on learning and applying health related fitness concepts, game rules, and strategies, as well as cooperative learning and sportsmanship that will foster participation in physical fitness activities throughout life.