Jump Rope for Heart comes to Arnn Elementary
Arnn Elementary School is pleased to announce our Jump Rope for Heart event will take place during the week of Friday, 7 February through Thursday, 13 February. This is a multi-faceted events that gets our students excited about jumping rope and helping those in need.
Jump Rope for Heart is a fundraising event in support of the American Heart Association. The AHA uses funds to provide research and treatment for heart illnesses, particularly in the field of pediatrics. Last year alone, nearly $12 million were directed solely towards pediatric research and treatment. The event instills in children a sense of community service, provides them the feeling of accomplishment and reward by helping those in need, spotlights heart health, and gives them tools to develop and maintain a healthy heart.
Arnn Elementary School has participated in the Jump Rope for Heart event each year since 2012. Each event has exceeded the goal in place, and we are hoping this year is no exception. Students from Sure Start (pre-K) to Sixth Grade have the opportunity to participate in the fundraising event with many incentives in place such as Thank You gifts from the American Heart Association and smashing pie in the face of coordinators Robert Deverick (PE Teacher) and Brandy Bell (Education Technologist). The goal for 2014 is to raise $7,000, which is a jump of nearly $800 from 2013.
During their regular Physical Education classes, students will compete in jump rope contests to culminate the Jump Rope for Heart Event. The contests are Longest Time Jumping, Most Consecutive Jumps, Fastest Jumper, and Most Unique Tricks Performer. During PE classes leading up to the contests, students learn and practice jump rope fundamentals to help them perform their very best.
We hope you share our enthusiasm for jumping rope, developing healthy habits, and helping those in need. Following the event, look out for an update on funds raised and contest winners.