Physical Education

PE Teachers:

Elizabeth Lininger

Grades: 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th

Fitness: 7th (207 & 209) and 8th (206 & 204)

Nicholas Brummitt

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 8th

Fitness: 7th (211 & 213) and 8th (208 & 210)

Welcome to the Mark Twain Physical Education Program!

Here at Mark Twain, students in grades Kindergarten through 8th receive a combination of physical education, health, and fitness classes weekly. It is our goal to have our students moving and active while in school as much as possible. Another goal is to provide them with the knowledge and tools to make healthy decisions outside of school as well. Our Physical Education Program focuses on improving the students’ sport, fitness, locomotor, and non-locomotor skills.

As always, students are required to wear their complete PE uniforms on days that they have gym in order to participate. PE uniforms can be purchased in the main office. Please keep in mind, if your child is not in their PE uniform twice in a quarter their PE grade will drop one letter grade. A complete uniform consists of:

- A Mark Twain Royal Blue T-shirt or Sweatshirt

- Gym Shoes

- ROYAL BLUE Mark Twain shorts or sweat pants

- PLAIN NAVY sweatpants or shorts. Navy pants CANNOT have any logos or writing on them.

Chicago Run

Students will be participating again in the Chicago Run Program at our school this year. Students will earn miles for being physically active. Our goal is for students to earn enough miles to complete a marathon. Students and families will be invited to participate in the Chicago Run Fun Run that will be held in the fall and the spring. Keep your eyes out for more information, and if you have any questions, please feel free to email us!

Mark Twain Fit Families!

We love to see our Twain families being active! Please send with your students or email pictures of your family being active outside of school. All pictures will displayed on our #TwainFitFams board inside of our gymnasium!!

We look forward to a great and active 2018/19 school year! Please check back for updates throughout the year!

Helpful Tools to keep you active at home!

Fitness & Kids


Nutrition Pyramid



Mark Twain Elementary School

5134 South Lotus Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
Tel: (773) 535-2290
Fax: (773) 535-2248

Laura Paull, Principal
Mary Ann Correa, Asst. Principal
Jennifer Crall, Asst. Principal

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