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October PE Newsletter

Happy October!

For those of you who are curious as to what your child will be doing during PE this month, please click the link below to find out more. I’ll make sure to keep the children up and active before they indulge in endless amounts of candy on Halloween!


basketball newsletter

Welcome to P.E. at Peck Slip!

Hello Peck Slip students,

My name is Brian and welcome to my physical education class! I hope you had an amazing summer and I can’t wait to get this year started. Here are a few fun facts about myself. I was born and raised on Long Island, NY. I am a huge sports fan. The teams that I am most passionate about are the New York Islanders, New York Mets and Minnesota Vikings. Two of my favorite hobbies are going bowling with friends and watching Marvel movies.

My goal in physical education is for everyone to learn to make healthy choices and feel successful when participating in a variety of activities.  This enables students to develop a positive attitude toward physical activity and to develop healthy habits, which will hopefully continue throughout your lives.

We will be actively participating in a variety of different skills and games. Some of the topics that will be covered are fitnessgram, cooperative games, bowling, throwing and catching and passing and dribbling.

Please make sure you wear sneakers or any type of appropriate foot wear on gym days. Safety is my number one priority in the gymnasium!

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me at or The Peck Slip School office (212) 312-6260.

Thank you,

Brian Hettinger

Physical Education Teacher


Yoga Station Fun

Today as we wrapped up our basketball unit we included a water break/yoga station where our students were creative in discovering new partner poses together. Take a look at some of our K-2 kiddos!

Parin and Max show teamwork as they create a double chair.

Jaylin and Conrad partner up in a double dog with a headstand!

Catherine, Lucia and Nina work together to build their double dog.

Claire and Ava take on their double boat!

Lilly shows off her double dog with her friend!

Hariett and Lyla practice their see saw forward fold.

Fabien and Cassius practice their double chair.

Cody & Liam show a partner pose of half moon.

Alina & Erins class became a sunflower.

Jayleen and Penelope practice their double chair yoga pose.

Alina & Erins class became a sunflower.

Mikayel’s last day

Mikayel did a fantastic job assisting our 1st graders in their instruction from September-January. We will miss him and hope he can return to teach us again!!

Basketball Fun!

PreK-5th Grade are refining their basketball skills!



12 Days of Fitness- Winterbreak Fun!

Stay active over Winter Break with your family and friends by following the 12 Days of Fitness challenge. If you want to spice it up, you can add on to the challenges to stay active and fit!


Have a wonderful break!

Dance Troupe Website

Hey DT Family,

Our DT Website is now up and running. You can find information about dates, parent notices, music, and more here. The “Gallery” tab requires a password so that the current DTers can see what they are working on from home. Send me an email at to get the password.

Make sure you stay up to date! Thanks!


Website: Dance Troupe Website