Parents & Guardians:

WE HAVE REACHED OUR $12,000.00 GOAL!!! Please turn in your envelopes if you have them by Friday, February 22nd. (We will accept late envelopes by Friday, March 1st and online will be open until we reach our 50% goal of the Heart Healthy Challenge) The BCE Physical Education program has an opportunity to earn a $500.00 gift certificate to purchase PE supplies. (i.e. new scooters) Read the yellow highlighted section below for more information. Additional FUNDRAISING IS NOT NECESSARY! Also you do not have to do any fundraising at all!!!

We had a great year with the Kids Heart Challenge. This program is the new-and-improved Jump Rope for Heart program our school has participated in for many years with the American Heart Association. Kids Heart Challenge encompasses all the things we loved about Jump Rope For Heart but the biggest difference is the heart healthy challenge this program encourages students (and families!) to take. The challenge is simple: students select one of the three challenges listed below using our school’s event website http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?company_id=165074&fr_id=3998&pg=company
or the Kids Heart Challenge app. It is our hope that by committing to one of these challenges to take care of their hearts it will turn into a lifelong habit that will carry into adulthood. The challenges include:
1. Drink water over sugary beverages
2. Be physically active for 60 minutes each day
3. Do one kind deed every day
Simple, right? All your student needs to do is select a challenge and he/she will receive a Kids Heart Challenge glow-in-the-dark wristband to serve as their daily reminder to keep taking the challenge each day. If your student wants to collect life-saving donations to support the American Heart Association’s mission and earn some cool thank- you gifts, you can easily do that right there from your personalized Kids Heart Challenge website and app! So easy!

The American Heart Association knows our school is taking this challenge seriously but to make the biggest impact in our students’ lives, we need them to commit to the challenge. The American Heart Association has offered our school $500 to purchase new PE/Recess equipment to help our students get active if we can get at least 50% of our students registered to take the Kids Heart Challenge. Currently, we have 229 registered and are so close. We only need 84 more kids to take the challenge!
Will you help us?

WE CURRENTLY HAVE 239 STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR THE KIDS HEART CHALLENGE. We only need 84 more students to sign-up for the challenge! You do not need to sign-up to do the fundraiser. (That is optional) But we do need students to sign-up for the challenge to lead a healthy lifestyle, by choosing one of the options above.