Physical Education

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

Mr. Papola  Mr. Jones  Mr. Quinn

  • 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 November 16th!

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



Oakridge Owls PE

1st graders working on dribbling skills by playing “7 Dribbles”. Dribble seven times, place ball on beanbag and move to another ball. Thanks @OPENPhysEd for the idea!
Published February 27, 19 1:47PM

Oakridge Owls PE

@PhysEdApps We do a "Robot Coding Challenge" Students get to design their own obstacle course, write a code for how to work through it and then use that code to guide classmates (who have a small bucket on their head = robot) through the course. It's a big hit during week of code
Published February 03, 19 9:58AM

Mr. PapolaMr. Papola is entering his 13th year teaching elementary P.E. and 7th 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 20 month daughter named Alice.

Mr. JonesHe 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 5th year at Oakridge, and his 11th year overall teaching. He works halftime as a PE teacher and halftime as a STEM teacher, blending his two passions together.  He looks forward to doing more cross-curricular instruction this year!

Mr. QuinnMr. Quinn is a 3rd 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 2nd year at Oakridge and he is very excited to work with your children on developing healthy habits!