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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


1943 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-929-5500
Fax: 860-236-2486

Kelly Brouse, Principal 

Physical Education

Mario Lopez

Mike Aparo- Part Time PE

Check Out Bugbee's PE Website here.

Physical Education News:

A group of Bugbee 5th graders participated in the town-wide Track and Field event at Conard High School in May. Mr. Lopez, PE Teacher, shared that "students represented Bugbee with excellent sportsmanship, tons of cheering for each other and some awesome 'on the track' performances!"

Photo/Video Gallery: Check out our students in action in the Gym! Photos/Videos coming soon!

About Quality Physical Education Programs

Quality physical programs recognize and develop individual needs and talents through creative movement experiences to ensure that students achieve their personal best and develop in a positive , responsible and cooperative environment. A highly effective program will help students build a foundation for developing lifelong wellness skills that encourage a desire for continued participation in physical activity. Through their active engagement in our program students will:

  • Understand movement concepts and dem- onstrate movement patterns.
  • Understand and master, or show progress toward mastery, in the four components of physical fitness as defined by the Connecti- cut Physical Fitness Assessment.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to par- ticipate in cooperative learning activities.
  • Respect and show appreciation for the dif- ferences among people.
  • Understand the process of critical thinking through inquiry, problem solving, and self- evaluation.
  • Choose to participate in physical activities outside of the physical education program.
  • Experience fun and success!!

What will my child learn in physical education class?

Body Management

  • Skills that involve locomotor movements such as walking, running, hopping, jumping and non-locomotor movements such as twisting, stretching, balancing, and supporting.


  • Actions such as throwing, catching, and striking that directly enhance coordination skills and dexterity in handling small equipment, such as balls, hoops, and ropes.

Physical Fitness

  • Activities that help improve flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular endurance.

Educational Gymnastics

  • Body management skills in relationship to large apparatus including climbing, balancing, hanging, and supporting.

Educational Dance

  • Traditional dance patterns such as folk, line, square dances, rhythmic activities, and creative dance.

Adventure Education

  • Activities that encourage a sense of interpersonal confidence, mutual support within a group, and the enjoyment of cooperative learning.

How should my child dress for class?

Appropriate clothing for physical education classes should allow the child to move freely, comfortably, and safely. SNEAKERS ARE VERY IMPORTANT on PE Days. Examples of appropriate clothing include:

  • Jogging pants, shorts, t-shirt
  • Sneakers (not Crocs or sandals)

How often will my child have physical education each week?

K -3rd Grade: Two 30 minute sessions

4-5th Grade: Two 45 minute sessions

When does my child’s class have physical education?

Upcoming Events

  • October 2017
    • WedOct25 ESOL Family Welcome Night @ Aiken for all WHPS families 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • November 2017
    • FriNov03 Principal on the Playground- Primary Playground 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM


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West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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