Physical Education

An active childhood leads to a healthy lifestyle and builds the foundation for the social, psychological, and mental skills needed to succeed as an adult. Regular physical activity and eating properly improves students’ concentration and academic success.

The children here at PS 217 all experience a vigorous physical education program which focuses on exercise, sports and nutrition. During physical education class your children are exposed to many different exercises, sports, games and overall safety and healthy living. Many of our activities taught here at school can be performed both inside and outside. According to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, children should be physically active for at least 60 minutes every day.

In addition to exercising daily, we recommend the following ideas to support healthy habits:

· drink lots of water

· consume 5 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day

· limit the consumption of sweets and junk food

Learning healthy habits is an important step towards educating our children. With proper nutrition and physical activity you can build a foundation for a healthier future.

Ms. Kachura

Mr. Heaney

Ms. Baron

Physical Education Department