Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jump Rope for Heart / American Heart Association

Here is a message from our awesome PE teacher Mrs. Galbraith!

Over the next few weeks, we will be learning about how to take care of our hearts, spreading the message to friends and family, and helping others when we can!  Megan Dodd from the American Heart Association came to our school to share Heart Healthy messages to kick off our event.

The American Heart Association's goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of Americans.  They will challenge our kids to start living a healthy lifestyle now to prevent problems later; and give them an opportunity to participate in a service learning project that funds the fight against heart diseases and stroke - #1 and #5 cause of death in our country.

Your child will bring home some information for your review.  It includes a donation envelope as well as a parent letter detailing the Jump Rope for Heart information.  This fundraiser is not mandatory, but many students have been excited about the opportunity to help those (especially kids) with heart defects and 'sick' hearts.

The Keystone Elementary Jump Rope for Heart event days are February 10 (Day 1) and February 12 (Day 3).  All donations (cash, checks, and online) will be due to Mrs. Galbraith on February 10 at 3:00 pm .  Please join us in teaching our students the importance of being heart healthy for life!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

Help your student become a Heart Hero!

Thanks, Mr. Junge

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