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Cypress Trails Elementary School recently participated in its 8th Jump Rope for Heart (JRFH). During the event, students jumped rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association (AHA).  All students participated by jumping rope for a 30 minute time period.  A total of 117 students raised donations for the AHA and collected over $5,440.00 to help fight heart disease and stroke.  

During their PE classes, students learned about heart anatomy, heart function, and ways to take care of their heart to prevent disease, such as eating a healthy diet and incorporating regular daily exercise and less time in front of an electronic device.  Students learned the importance of avoiding smoking and drugs to increase their chance for a long healthy life. 

The students set a goal of $5000.00 and because they exceeded their goal, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Zaskey, the PE teachers, wore pink hair for a week!!  In addition, students who raised a minimum of $100.00 for the American Heart Association’s “Jump Rope for Heart” program also won an opportunity to pour sticky, gooey slime on their PE teacher.  Fourteen students met that goal and were able to pour a “bucket of slime” on their PE teachers – all for a good cause. 

The School District of Palm Beach County supports the strengthening of school programs, family practices and student learning through the integration of community and business organizations. Schools actively participate in programs and community partners join schools in their efforts to provide resources and materials to students, teachers and families. 

For more information contact Tasha Burke-Peart at (561) 904-9000 or via e-mail at peart@palmbeach.k12.fl.us.

Volunteer Paula Beauchesne and daughter Erin partner jump

Volunteer Paula Beauchesne and daughter Erin partner jump

 

1st grader Nathan Saunders slimes PE teacher Mrs. Zaskey

1st grader Nathan Saunders slimes PE teacher Mrs. Zaskey

 

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Public Affairs Contact: Natalia Arenas – (561) 357-7662 – arenasn@palmbeach.k12.fl.us

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