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mr. r


Mr. R. here.  

I am the PE instructor at PHES, and also at CCMES.  

If you are wondering about what PE will be like for your little ones, I can tell you its pretty simple.  

I like to teach by the letters S-S-L.  

That pretty much sums up my philosophy on teaching PE.  

What does that mean?  

It means that every class, my goals is to have the kids leave Sweaty, Smiling and Learning.

We also focus on important life skills.  

For instance, in Kindergarten, First and Second grade, we start every class by reminding ourselves of the 3 P.E. Rules; Be Safe, Follow the Rules and be a First Time Listener.

Go ahead, quiz your kids and see if they can tell you the rules.  Most of the kids have them down by Halloween!  :-)

In 3rd-5th grades, the PE rules are a more involved and spell out the acronym "P.L.A.Y.E.R.S".

P = PREPARED to participate (that means they have the right shoes on for PE!)

L = Ready to LISTEN

A = Coming with a good ATTITUDE

Y = Doing YOUR best 

E= Respect the EQUIPMENT

R = More importantly, RESPECT each other

S = When you play the game, be a good sport (because it's just a game!)


If your child has been in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade PE with me before, then they know that PE shoes are a requirement when doing the class.  By 3rd great they are just getting too big, too strong and too fast to be doing our activities in shoes that don't provide good traction.  If a student forgets, we've got them covered.  I have a bucket of shoes, and nylon socks that they can wear for class.


My recommendation is that students in 3rd/4th/5th take a pair of shoes from home and put them in their backpack for the year, that way, if they show up to school on a PE day without good PE shoes, they can wear their "spare" pair in the backpack.  If not, well, that's why we have the shoe bucket.  :-)


I am always looking to upgrade our shoe bucket collection, so if your child has outgrown some shoes that are still in good condition, it would be greatly appreciated if you would be willing to donate them to our shoe bucket. 


Finally, a note on injuries and illnesses.  I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV (old person's joke).

So, if your child is sick or injured, please send a note with them to school.

If I don't have a note from a parent, a teacher, the nurse or a doctor, the student will be participating in PE (to the best of their ability) unless I can see there is an obvious injury.


Thanks for taking the time to read this.

If you have any questions or concerns, I am easiest to reach via email at


Nyls Rothfusz

(a.k.a. Mr. R.)