Submitted by Kim Franco
Soon the sound of snapping ropes, stomping feet and bouncing basketballs will fill the hallways of the Lower School as we participate in our annual Jump Rope and Hoop for Heart event and fundraiser to support The American Heart Association (AHA). Over the past five years we have raised a significant amount of money thanks to the generous and thoughtful students and families of the D-E community. Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart is a fun and effective way to teach how to live a healthy lifestyle. It emphasizes the importance of physical activity, while students are doing something they enjoy.
The event will take place during the Health and Wellness Department’s Wellness Week held next week, from March 5-9, 2018. All students, from preschool through fifth grade, will participate in the program during their physical education classes. Families that choose to donate can begin raising money in a variety of ways prior to, as well as after the event. Collection envelopes will be supplied and AHA provides Dwight-Englewood with a web page for online donations. The final day donation envelopes will be collected April 6, 2018
During the event, there will be music and dancing, jump rope contests and basketball shooting competitions for the students which include the most consecutive jumps, the longest time jumping rope, jump rope tricks, foul shooting contest and hot shot contest. Students will use pedometers to track how many steps they can register during their class time. The event is going to be a BLAST!