Jump Rope for Heart

A message from Mr. McCabe:

As we enter February (A.K.A. “Heart Month”), I wanted to reach out to remind you that JRFH season is upon us! Collection envelopes should have come home along with an information letter including instructions for how to set up an online account (and a cool little tattoo!). Many of you have already made a great jump start on your fundraising campaign! THANK YOU! And please don’t stop there!

Our BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) to raise $5,000 at each school (both Esh andLeTort) to support the American Heart Association as they strive to help “sick kids with special hearts”, as they say. This is a HUGE task, but if everyone helps along the way, I am confident we can achieve this goal!

So… I have laid the gauntlet down for your students… I have challenged the both schools to achieve 100% participation…

Meaning: EVERY STUDENT RAISES SOMETHING… anything! Honestly, even if it’s a single, solitary dollar, it has the potential to make a huge difference… I keep thinking to myself: “How cool would it be to be able to share with the Vice President of AHA that every single student in my school(s) gave something to help these sick kids with special hearts…?!” (It gives me goosebumps!)

So, please friends, help your student(s) raise some funds for a great cause:

  • The EASIEST method is to sign up online at http://american.heart.org/jump-hoops/
    It’s FREE and you can send e-mails directly from their website to do all your fundraising online! No cash, no checks… It’s a beautiful thing! There are also links available to post on various platforms, if you are active on social media.
  • You could also take their envelope to work with you and ask your colleagues and peers if they would be willing to donate.
  • Finally, why not take a stroll around your neighborhood with your student(s) and ask neighbors and friends if they would consider donating to this great cause…? What’s the worst that can happen…? We don’t know if we don’t ask… There’s really nothing to lose!

Thank you in advance for the part that you will play in helping our schools make such a big difference in the lives of those little boys and girls with “special hearts”.

~ Mr. McCabe

*** JRFH Jump Parties will occur in your student’s regularly scheduled Phys. Ed. time at school during the last week of February / first week of March. Collection envelopes will be due at this time. Thank you so much!  🙂 ***