Physical Education

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(From left to right: Mr. Quinn, Mr. Papola, Mr. Jones)

  • Expectations:
    • Please make sure your child has proper shoes on the days they have PE, they may bring them in their bag and change for class
    • If a student is hurt/sick we ask for a parent or doctor note to be excused from PE or part of PE

Dates for your Calendar

Oakridge’s next monthly Bike/Walk to School day is October 9th!

Look out for more fun, active, healthy, community events to come

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Tabata warm up during our scooter unit. 2 exercises, 20 second workouts, 10 seconds of rest, 8 total rounds. Kids liked this one! https://t.co/8m9o6Mh29R
Published November 21, 19 8:10AM
                                        
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3rd graders playing “Boil the Spaghetti” during their cooperative games unit. Students must work together to get the spaghetti noodles in the pot without using their hands! https://t.co/kiPlUkznep
Published September 23, 19 11:10AM
                                        
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Continuing on the STEM train, students follow the engineering process and utilize the 4 C's (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical thinking) to build the tallest possible free standing structure. They brainstormed, raced for resources, and built. https://t.co/pnXX6OLPeB
Published September 17, 19 10:04AM
                                        
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Mr. Papola is entering his 14th year teaching elementary P.E. and 8th year teaching at Oakridge. He grew up in New Jersey but went to college at James Madison University and has been in Virginia ever since. Mr. Papola enjoys working out, playing golf, and rooting for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Mr. Papola and his wife live in Alexandria and have a two year old daughter named Alice.

Mr. Jones was born and raised in Fairfax county. He did his undergrad at Virginia Tech where he was a student athlete.  He went on to get his Master’s in Special education from George Washington University. He worked in Maryland and South Korea before coming back to his native Virginia.  Mr. Jones is starting his 6th year at Oakridge, and his 12th year overall teaching. He works as a PE teacher but also creates STEM opportunites around the building for students, blending his two passions together.  He looks forward to doing more cross-curricular instruction this year!

Mr. Quinn is a 4th year teacher from McLean, Virginia. Mr. Quinn went to college for 1 year in Bangor, Maine at Husson University where he played lacrosse, after deciding the Maine winters were not for him he transferred to Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He finished out his college lacrosse career there being the starting goalie for 2 years. After college Mr. Quinn taught at The Williams School in Norfolk, Virginia for 1 year before moving back to the DC area. Mr. Quinn began personal training, which he continued for 2 years at Breakaway Fitness in Tysons Corner. While training Mr. Quinn began substitute teaching in Arlington and Loudoun County where he became a regular for the Oakridge PE department. This is now Mr. Quinn’s 3rd year at Oakridge and he is very excited to work with your children on developing healthy habits!

 

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

Mr. Papola  

Mr. Jones  

Mr. Quinn