(From left to right: Mr. Quinn, Mr. Papola, Mr. Jones)
Mr. Papola is starting his 11th year teaching elementary physical education and 5th year at Oakridge. He enjoys running, lifting weights, and playing golf. He grew up in central New Jersey and is a long-suffering fan of all Philadelphia sports teams. Mr. Papola and his wife live in Alexandria and are expecting their first child in early December!
Mr. Jones is starting his 4th year with Oakridge. He is teaching student PE on some days and science on others. This is his 10th year teaching overall. He’s taught in South Korea, Maryland, and Virginia. He has been strongly into fitness for the last 17 years. He enjoys running 5 and 10ks as well as practicing yoga when he has the chance. He’s not big into pro sports teams, but he is a diehard Virginia Tech fan.
This is Mr. Quinn’s first year at Oakridge elementary and he could not be more excited after subbing here multiple times last year. He has been a personal trainer for the past 2 years in Tysons Corner before finishing up his degree at Shenandoah University this past summer. He played lacrosse all through college and now is a competitive olympic weightlifter but also enjoys a variety of other activities to stay healthy. Mr. Quinn currently lives in Washington, D.C. (go nats!) with his puppy Troy.
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Team Nutrition Popular Events Idea Book has fun ways to engage school students and parents in nutrition and physical activity events. In this booklet you will find creative ideas and how to instructions for 20 themed events that focus on nutrition and physical activity designed for elementary and middle schools.
Recipes for Healthy Kids for Homes is a cookbook that features foods both children and adults should consume more of such as dark green and orange vegetables, dry beans and peas, and whole grains. All of these healthy recipes are low in total fat, saturated fat, sugar, and sodium. With fun names like Porcupine Sliders, Smokin’ Powerhouse Chili, and Squish Squash Lasagna, these kid-tested, kid-approved recipes are sure to please.
Wellness and Nutrition Tips for Young Children – Provider Handbook for the CACFP Program – USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Health Resources developed this handbook to help CACFP child care providers create healthier environments.. The handbook includes a series of tip sheets addressing wellness recommendations. Each tip sheet focuses on a specific topic and includes a practical application section to help providers apply the tips.
Discover MyPlate: Nutrition Education for Kindergarten helps teachers meet core education standards through ready to go lessons that help kindergartens become food-smart as they practice reading, writing, and more. Fun interactive components, such as learn to read story books and pictorial recipes, keep kids engaged as MyPlate characetrs help them explore healthy choices.
Serving Up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum integrates nutrition education into core subjects for Grades 1-6. These ready to go class lessons make easy for schools to learn about making healthy choices and apply these skills in the cafeteria and home. Lessons include three original songs, parent handouts in four languages, and the interactive Eat Smart to Play Hard game.