By Amanda Durnen
It has become a familiar part of each school year for Byron students: Jump Rope for Heart. Each year in collaboration with the American Heart Association, we embark on a campaign to help those who have suffered from heart disease. There are many benefits for kids to become involved in this campaign:
- Jump Rope for Heart teaches students how to develop heart-healthy habits and the importance of physical activity.
- Jump Rope for Heart teaches students the value of community service and empowers students to contribute to their community’s welfare.
- Jump Rope for Heart brings students together in helping other kids with special hearts.
- Jump Rope for Heart teaches jump rope skills to students that they can use the rest of their lives.
Byron Primary School had it’s kickoff on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017. Our campaign will run through February 23rd, 2017 where we will have our finale assembly to celebrate the generosity of our students and families by unveiling a Grand Total.
Last year Byron students in grades 1-4 were the top raising students in the state of Minnesota! They collected a record-breaking $42,273.33. What a proud moment for our students! This year we are aiming to beat our total from last year. We hope to accomplish this goal with our Intermediate School friends and their Hoops for Heart event. Here’s to a happy and healthy month of campaigning and helping those who need our help!