Keheley Elementary School will be promoting physical fitness for students through Jump Rope for Heart. This event will be held on Friday, February 26, 2016 during your child’s Physical Education class. Our students will have the opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of rope jumping as a cardiovascular fitness exercise to help keep their hearts healthy. Their participation will also help keep ALL hearts healthy since the proceeds from this event will benefit the research, education, and community programs of the American Heart Association.
An official Student Jumper envelope has been given to students prior to the event to enable them to acquire sponsors. Please use online resource, cash, or donations by check. All checks should be payable to the American Heart Association. Donations are tax deductible. Register online: by going to www.heart.org/jump
Monies are due by March 2.
To help insure cooperation and safety, students will work together in teams. Each child will jump until tiring, and then pass on the rope to the next member of the team. When not jumping, the remaining students will rest in their designated area. Grades 3-5 will be asked to create a jump rope routine during the course of our Jump Rope unit. If the team wants to demonstrate their rope routine, they will be able to show it off to their peers. Parents are welcome to come in and watch. We will even lend you a rope to jump with your child. We feel that this event teaches students the importance of giving back to the community while teaching them to stay healthy and fit.
Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. Tramble