The sound of jump ropes and music recently filled the Bush School gymnasium. It wasn't your typical physical education class but activities set up to celebrate the schools' "Jump Rope for Heart" to benefit the American Cancer Society. The entire school participated in the fundraiser, collecting pledges from friends and family to raise over $700 this year.
''I raised $70 by asking my friends and family,'' said Bush School second-grader Taye Rice. ''My family has had someone who had a heart attack, so I collected money to honor her.''
The students participated in five physical education stations, including jumping rope on the final day. The Bush School PTA also provided healthy snacks for the students.
Bush Elementary School second-grader Angel Pacheco Jr. jumps rope for the American Heart Association.
''It's important for the students to learn to give back to their community,'' said Bush School physical education teacher Jay Grann. ''When we can connect that to healthy living that fits right into our goals. I just want my elementary school students to have fun while being active in hopes that they will continue to have a healthy lifestyle and be active throughout their lives.''