On Thursday October 5, our school will be holding a Jump Rope for Heart event during school. The students will be learning jump-rope skills and have the opportunity to fight heart disease, our nation’s No.1 killer by raising donations. If the school reaches our goal of $7,500, every classroom will get to have a “Free Choice” PE day.
Donations are given to the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving research and educational programs for the prevention of heart disease. Students will learn the value of physical activity while participating in this community service. It all increases the understanding of the seriousness of heart disease and the lifelong health benefits of physical activity. Students will also learn that they can make a difference while having fun.
Family and friends are welcome to support your child’s participation by making contributions. There is also an opportunity to raise money online. See information sent home. Please monitor your child in regards to the collection of donations. Safety is a priority.
Do you know what is better than one donation? Two! Ask your employer if you have an employee matching gift program, or search for your company at http://mathcinggifts.com/aha. Please indicate the matched amounts on the Sponsor Form of the collection envelope. Please return all collection envelopes by Wednesday, October 11. Please make any checks payable to the American Heart Association. Thank you for your support of this community service project.
Sincerely, Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. Tramble