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Jump Rope for Heart!

Jump Rope for Heart is COMING!

 

Antioch Elementary is gearing up for their annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser! This is a time every year that students and staff focus on the importance of heart health and supporting the life-saving research done by the American Heart Association. Each year students have the opportunity to learn and explore more about their heart and why it is so important to keep it healthy during their weekly physical education class.

Additionally, students have the opportunity to practice jumping rope individually, with partners and with groups during class as well as participate in Jump Day each year. On this day, all classes come to the gym during their specials time and rotate through different heart and jump rope focused stations. Students have the opportunity to learn how to check their pulse with Nurse Massey, practice Chinese jump rope with Mr. Michael and explore different jump rope routines with the other specials teachers. This is a day to enjoy for all students.

Finally, during this exciting time at school, students have the opportunity to become a heart hero and fundraise for the American Heart Association. Research shows that heart disease is becoming more and more prevalent among both men and women. This is one of the many reasons why the American Heart Association began Jump Rope for Heart, to help fund life-saving research and to teach children at a young age heart healthy habits. All money raised will go directly to the American Heart Association. If you and your child feel led to help with this cause, Jump Rope for Heart information was sent home with your child on Thursday, January 16th. The Jump Rope for Heart envelope will explain in more detail about the American Heart Association as well as give directions on how students can fundraise. Please note that online fundraising is highly encouraged and any checks written for the fundraiser must be made out to the American Heart Association. Instant prizes that students qualify for should be to them within two days of fundraising and all other prizes will arrive at Antioch approximately six weeks after the fundraiser closes. The Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser will run from Thursday, January 16, 2020 until Friday, January 30, 2020. All fundraising should be completed online or turned in to your child’s teacher by Friday, January 30, 2020. Thank you for your support of Antioch Elementary and the American Heart Association. We look forward to learning heart healthy habits and jumping rope with your child over the next few weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cassie Sloop, Physical Education Teacher or Ms. Sarah Owens at cassie.sloop@ucps.k12.nc.us or Sarahg.owens@ucps.k12.nc.us.