Kids’ Heart Challenge

Our school is participating in a very special community service program to raise funds for the American Heart Association.  We’re joining in the fight against our nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers – cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Kids’ Heart Challenge events are held at schools nationwide and not only help students learn about the benefits of regular physical activity and heart health but also raise funds to support vital heart and stroke research as well as educational programs.  We are holding our event for the month of February 2022 with a virtual assembly coming on February 10th. 

By REGISTERING ONLINE (www.heart.org/khc), your child will receive a free wristband and it helps our school earn bonus funds for P.E. equipment!  Our goal is to have at least 50% of our student population REGISTER ONLINE or download the Kids Heart Challenge App and complete Finn’s Mission.  If your child raises any funds, individual gifts are earned. In the past, these have arrived about two months after the event has finished.  Each class will participate in a Jump Party during their regularly scheduled P.E. time in the last week of February/first week of March to celebrate all of our efforts toward making their Kids Heart Challenge a success.  By the end of this month, our children will better understand the importance of community service and physical activity while helping to save lives. 

The American Heart Association is dedicated to helping people live longer, healthier lives.  The money we raise helps our local patient care.  Family and friends are encouraged to support by making contributions.  If your child receives CASH donations, please convert ALL into ONE check prior to turning in the collection envelope.  All checks should be made payable to American Heart Association.  These envelopes have been or will be sent home this week (Feb 7-12) and should be turned in to your student’s homeroom teacher on or before Friday, March 4th so that we can have a timely, accurate final count. Also, don’t forget to ask your child’s donors if their employers have matching gift programs!  This is an easy way to increase donations collected by your child.  To find out which companies will match the American Heart Association, please visit matchinggifts.com/aha.  All matching gift forms should include your child’s name and school name so the donations can be properly designated.  Our efforts truly are meaningful and will make a difference!  Thank you so much for your support!