**For Grades 3, 4, and 5 Only**
Our school is participating in a very special community service program to raise funds for the American Heart Association. We’re joining in the fight against our nation’s No.1 and No.3 killers- cardiovascular disease and stroke.
On Monday, November 20th, our school will hold a Hoops for Heart event for grades 3,4 ,and 5 only. The event will take place from 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm. Since this is an early dismissal day, please make sure your child eats lunch at school.
These events are held nationwide and help students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health while they raise funds to support vital research and educational programs. The money we raise will help people in our community learn how to avoid heart disease and stroke and live longer, healthier lives. The school will also qualify for gift certificates for physical education equipment based on the amount we raise. Our efforts truly make a difference!
Pledge envelopes with money must be returned by Friday, December 1, 2017.
We ask that children do not go door-to- door or ask strangers for donations. Any contribution is greatly accepted. Students who raise $50 or more will receive a Hoops for Heart tee shirt. Checks should be made payable to the American Heart Association. No Cash! You may also raise money online by creating a website for your child by visiting www.heart.org/hoops.
We will be in need of volunteers to help run the basketball stations at this event. If you would like to register your child(ren) and/or volunteer, please go to https://goo.gl/forms/NdyGKir2mg51iEgl2 . Once your child(ren) are signed up we will send home a donation envelope. We are looking forward to this afternoon of fun and community spirit!
Nancy Short & Suzie Lewis
Physical Education Teachers