Once again our GT families have risen to the occasion. You have all surprised us with your kind hearts and donations. The GT fam has raised $9,165.51 for the American Heart Association this year. All students enjoyed a day of jumping rope and learning how to use Chinese jump ropes, thanks to our amazing student teacher Ms. VanNoord. Check out the video of the kids “jumping the ring”, one of their FAVORITE JRFH activities. Thanks again to Ms. VanNoord for her twirling abilities!!!!
*please remember that all the other prizes will arrive in 3-4 weeks.
Please remember that JRFH envelopes are due next week Wednesday, Feb. 28. Online donations are due as well. On Feb. 28 we will be starting our jumping events in class. We will dedicate our class time to jumping! Thanks for you help with raising money for the American Heart Association.
Here is the link again, to sign up on-line.
Your student will earn Charger and Jax with their first online donation.
Teach your student to help others and spread awareness, just like Charger!
Jump Rope For Heart information will be coming home over the next week, as we see our classes. We had our best year ever last year with a total of $9,273.84 raised. We were blown away with how much our GT students raised. We are excited to see what our students can do this year.
All the funds raised go to the American Heart Association to help research heart disease. The heart is our strongest muscle in our body. Some people struggle with heart disease. This disease effects young and old and some of our own GT students and families. Thank you for helping us with this important cause.
The Jump date for our students will be Feb. 28-March 5. Students will be dedicating their P.E. time to jumping when they come to class during Feb. 28-March 5. All pledge envelopes and on-line donations are due on February 28.
Please take the time to read over the information your students come home with and we encourage you to try the on-line process this year! There is an informational sheet that will walk you right through how to do it! Join Miss VanNoord our student teacher and jump your way to good health!
Things to remember:
- JRFH =Jump Rope for Heart
- JRFH takes place during your childs P.E. Class. All students will be jumping regardless if they raised money for the American Heart Association.
- All Money raised goes to the American Heart Association for research to fight heart disease!
- ALL PLEDGE ENVELOPES ARE DUE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 17, 2017!
Here is a link for a video we shared with the kids about Jump Rope for Heart! https://youtu.be/QZ2MgTNQnZM
This video explains how to join our online team!
Here is the information that we sent home with the kids:
JRFH 2016-parent letter
We are busy finishing up our hockey/pillo polo unit with all of our classes. Stay tuned for an update about the annual 5th grade teams vs. the teachers. We will be playing that on Feb. 1. 🙂
Starting January 27 -February 1(our 4 day rotation), we will be talking with our classes about Jump Rope For Heart. Each student will be getting information and a pledge envelope when they come to P.E., Jan. 27-Feb.1. Please take the time to read the information and sign up your child/children if you are willing to help raise money for the American Heart Association. Last year our school raised $8,648.00 and our goal this year is to raise the same or more. Please keep checking the blog for more information about JRFH!
We kicked off our Jump Rope For Heart program in P.E and our school’s event is Feb 17, 18 and 19 during P.E. class! Pledge envelopes came home last Friday and are due on or before Feb. 19.
This is a fun and exciting event for our entire school as we work together to raise money for the American Heart Association and save lives! Last year our school raised $4,449.00 and our goal this year is to raise just as much or beat it!
Your students will be telling you about the Lifesaver puppies, so we wanted to fill you in! Each puppy teaches the kids a new way to protect their heart and avoid risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Your student can earn all 6!
If you raise $5 your student will get Super Pup at school now. If that donation is made online, they will also get a second puppy, Ninja Star. Any student who reaches $85 online will get Martia N. Mutley.
Need help raising donations? Trying using the online option! If students sign-up on-line and send out 10 emails they can earn a surprise bag from the American Heart Association. We can see who signs-up and how many emails are sent, if you become part of the Georgetown team on-line.
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Thanks for your help with the cause,
Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. VanKoevering
Please look for information about Jump Rope for Heart and our annual P.E. Apparel sale to be coming home Friday, Jan. 15. There are links below that will also give you the information that will be sent home. The P.E. Apparel link will show you the logo in color.
Important dates to remember:
P.E. Apparel forms due – JANUARY 28!
Jump Rope For Heart Envelopes due= ON OR BEFORE FEB. 19
2016 PE APPAREL ORDER FORM COLOR
We held our annual Jump Rope for Heart last week and all went well. The kids all received a sticker and a book mark and many went home with prizes for winning Longest Jumper or Longest backwards Jumper! The kids all had a great time jumping and listening to music. The best part was the students raised $3004.00 for the American Heart Association!!!!! So thankful for our many families at Georgetown that helped with this very important cause! The thank you gifts for your donations will come in after Spring Break. We will hand them out during P.E. as soon as we ge them. Thanks so much!
After finishing Jump Rope for Heart we had a total of $4737.74. YAY!!!!!!! We sent the check out to the American Heart Association and the students who donated money should receive their thank you gifts within 4-6 weeks. Our top 4 donation givers were Johnny Torongeau with $155, Brandon Carr with $136, and Clayton and Madelynn Wierda each with $135. Thanks so much to all the families that donated to this very worthy cause. We so appreciate you! Also, Sarah Spears in Mrs. Flory’s class, jumped 164 times in one minute!! She received a medal! Check out her picture below.