February is National Heart Month! Grades K-8 at Dysart-Geneseo (D-G) Elementary and Union Middle School (UMS) will be participating in the American Heart Association (AHA) Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart event. All of the funds raised are donated to the AHA to fight heart disease, fund life-saving research, and share educational materials. Heart disease and congenital heart defects touch so many lives- including students and staff right here in our school. Students will learn about heart health in class and may raise money by asking family, friends, neighbors and parents to support them while they do activities in physical education classes.
There kick-off assembly for the 2017 D-G Elementary's Jump Rope for Heart / Hoops for Heart event will be on Monday, February 16 at 2:30 pm in the gym. D-G students will receive their Jump Rope for Heart / Hoops for Heart information and donation collection envelopes that day. D-G students can earn Zoo Crew animals (up to 6 total) for the collecting donations. The more monetary donations collected, the more Zoo Crew animals they can receive. UMS students will receive their envelopes in PE classes on February 15 and 16. This event will take place in PE classes on the dates of February 20 24. Checks should be made out to the American Heart Association (AHA). Also, people will be able to make donations on-line. The deadline for the students to turn their donation envelopes is Wednesday, March 1.
Jump Rope for Heart / Hoops for Heart is held on an every-other year basis at D-G Elementary. During the 2015 Jump Rope for Heart / Hoops for Heart event:
D-G students collected $6524
Mrs. Petersen's Kindergarten grade class earned the pizza party by winning the class challenge.
26 D-G students collected more than $100. Eight of the 26 students collected over $200.
All of your dollars fund outreach and research here in Iowa. Our 2015 Jump Rope for Heart event saved 131 lives!
If anyone in the community would like to contribute to D-G's Jump Rope / Hoops for Heart event, your donations are welcomed. We accept cash, checks (made out to the American Heart Association) or online donations at www.heart.org/jump , search "Dysart", choose the correct school (D-G or UMS), click "Join Team".
Thank you to the Union and D-G family that has made this event a big success in the past.