Physical Education

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Mrs. Rubalcava attended Gardena public schools where she was actively involved in athletics playing softball since the age of 5 throughout high school. Prior to becoming a mother of two, she worked for the Richstone Family Center, working with prenatal moms through preschool children through the HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) and PAT (Parents as Teachers) programs offered through the Lawndale School District. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services from the University of Phoenix in 2008. Her experience in HIPPY and PAT made her realize the importance of being the primary educator for her own children and she had the opportunity to become a stay-at-home mom to provide for her children until they reached school age.

While raising her kids, Monica became increasingly passionate about teaching her family to live a healthy and active lifestyle. She became knowledgeable in developing healthy eating and exercise habits. In addition to taking college courses in kinesiology, she has participated in Cross-fit and currently enjoys staying active through hiking, weightlifting, bike riding, swimming and other outdoor activities. She has coached community youth softball and soccer teams.

Since 2016, she has been actively involved at St. Anthony of Padua school as a PE aid and currently serves as a Daycare instructor and kinder aide. Mrs. Rubalcava has also been an active member of the St. Anthony parish community which has been her spiritual home since childhood. She served as a Core member for the LIFE TEEN program at St. Anthony’s for 6 years and has served as the coordinator for weddings and Quinceanera ceremonies for the parish since 2005. Having witnessed the experience of her own children in the Catholic school environment at St. Anthony’s and the impact it makes on affirming the values of faith and knowledge within a caring and supportive community, she looks forward to serving the students of St. Anthony’s as a Physical Education instructor, teaching them the importance of recognizing God’s presence through healthy and active living.

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On  Saturday, February 18 from 1:30pm to 6:00pm students will have a chance visit the college campus of Loyola Marymount University. This great opportunity is being offered to our school by the way of the Saint Sebastian Sports Project. Saint Sebastian  has blessed us with physical education equipment that has help me teach our students many different sports. I am asking … [Read more...]

PE Schedule For Parent Conference Week


The schedule has changed for next week's PE Class.  Please make sure to read the schedule below. Kinder  Wednesday 10:15am-11am  1st grade         Monday 2pm- 3pm 2nd  grade         Wednesday 9am-10am 3rd grade        Wednesday 11am-12pm   4th  grade           Monday 1pm-2pm 5th  grade          Thursday 9am-10am 6th grade           Tuesday 9am-10am 7th grade        … [Read more...]


Make-up work is required for any absence. Attached is a list of 14 various make-up work activities that a student can choose from.  One of the 14 options should be selected for each day of the absence. For example, if a student is absent from school for three days, two of which were P.E. days, he/she should select two of the 14 options on the list, complete the two … [Read more...]