Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH)

What is Jump Rope For Heart?

Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH) promotes the value of physical activity to elementary school children while showing them they can contribute to their community's welfare. This is a time when children can establish the foundation for movement skills. These are also the years when positive learning experiences can help establish a positive attitude and appreciation for participating in regular, daily physical activity for life. By jumping rope and securing sponsors, students raise money for the fight against heart disease and stroke while learning about
 
  • the seriousness of heart disease and stroke
  • the lifelong benefits of physical activity
  • the importance of living a heart-healthy lifestyle
 
 
 
Jump Rope For Heart...

  • Is a fun event!
  • Promotes community service
  • Is an educational program for elementary school students
  • Raises money to fund lifesaving research and educational programs 
  • Teaches students to set and achieve goals and discover that they can make a difference!
 
 
The month of February, this school year, will be devoted as our "Heart Month" in PE class.  During the month of February, students will be raising money for the American Heart Association, while learning about their heart and lifestyle behaviors to keep it healthy.  Last year, Carroll Manor raised $6,950 for the American Heart Association whose mission is:  To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.  Carroll Manor only offers JRFH to all students in grades second through fifth.  
 
 
This year on March 1st, we will hold our JRFH event in the gymnasium - celebrating all those who raised money.  Carroll Manor's JRFH event entails our students being placed in teams of 6-8 students, which rotate team members, jumping rope every few minutes.  We provide music, water, and jump ropes for your child to participate, and we will even have a prize raffle as well as reveal all money raised during the month of February.  Last year, we had 80 students signed up for our JRFH event and we anticipate a larger turnout than last year.  Information about JRFH will be coming out around mid-to-late January.