Jefferson students celebrate Jump Rope for Heart success with pies for teachers

NEW ULM – Jefferson School students got to smack their teachers with pies on Friday, but it was all for a good cause.

The American Heart Association Program educates students on how the heart works and the best ways to take care of themselves. Students raise funds to support the American Heat Association’s efforts to create healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Since 1978, Jump Rope For Heart has raised more than $818 million for research and educational programs.

2013 marks the 20th year Jefferson Elementary has participated in Jump Rope For Heart. Over that time period, Jefferson students have raised over $125,000. This school year students spent a week learning about their hearts and jumping during Physical Education classes. The 2nd and 3rd graders at Jefferson Elementary raised $8247.11.

Friday, the students celebrated JRFH by having an assembly to recognize our efforts. During the celebration, the top 5 fundraisers were given the opportunity to “pie a teacher” in the face.

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