Arredondo Inspires Students and Families Through Jump Rope for Heart
Arredondo Elementary recently took part in the American Heart Association's (AHA) annual Jump Rope for Heart fundraising and awareness program. The idea behind Jump Rope for Heart is to raise money for the American Heart Association while simultaneously learning about healthy eating and exercise habits and then putting what they’ve learned to the test by jumping rope!
Arredondo students ask family and friends for pledges and take one full recess and dedicate it entirely to jumping rope. It’s become an event that Arredondo kids look forward to, as this is the school’s fifth year participating in the program!
“It really is a great, well-rounded program,” said Arredondo Principal Alison Bruening-Hamati. “We’re able to raise money for the AHA, learn more about our hearts and how we can improve our health, and get a bit of exercise in.”
The program dives into the importance of not becoming a smoker, 60 minutes of exercise a day, and no sugary drinks and how following these guidelines can be of benefit to them.
Physical Education Teacher Sarah Begoun implemented a jump roping unit into her PE classes just before the big jump rope day to get the kids more comfortable jumping rope and help them better understand techniques.
“It’s definitely something the older kids have started to look forward to every year,” said Begoun. “They know when ‘jump rope day’ is coming up and start to get excited about it.”
Thank you Arredondo staff and students for your continued efforts supporting this important program!
Let's help Arredondo Elementary meet their $500 goal!
If you would like to help Arredondo raise money for the American Heart Association, please visit their fundraising page here - http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?pg=company&fr_id=3195&company_id=61121.