Lower school students at St. John’s School jump-roped for a good cause for the annual Jump Rope for Heart program sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). Not only did the students enjoy being active by skipping rope and learning about heart-healthy habits, but they also learned the value of community service by collecting pledges from family and friends for cardiovascular disease research.
The program concluded on Thursday, March 22 with a brief award ceremony held in the school’s gymnasium. This year, with the help and coordination of P.E. teacher Mrs. Shipman, St. John’s successfully raised $2,570.
The top class that raised the most contributions went to Ms. Manibusan’s first grade class with a total of $762. Second place was Ms. Dimalanta’s third grade class with $580, followed by Ms. Terrell’s second grade class with $433.
Dexter Huynh, a first grader, raised the most donations with a total of $620 and will have the privilege to be a “Teacher for a Day”. Third grader, Jacob Quinata came in second place with $390, followed by 2nd grader, Joshua Borja with $300.
Through the Jump Rope for Heart program, kids will learn how to stay healthy and make a difference in the lives of others, at the same time, have fun!