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On Thursday, February 15th, Saltzman East Memorial's 4th and 5th-grade students dedicated an entire class period to engage in a jump rope activity as part of the Kids Heart Challenge program. This initiative serves as a fundraiser and a service-learning platform, offering valuable lessons, resources, and activities focused on enhancing the well-being of students, families, and staff.

The students approached the jump rope activity with enthusiasm and vigor, embracing the challenge of improving their heart health through jumping and skipping. The gym echoed with laughter as they moved to the music, creating a lively and supportive atmosphere. Teachers and volunteers cheered them on, providing encouragement and high-fives to uplift their spirits.

Participating in the Kids Heart Challenge allowed students to raise funds for a noble cause while learning important lessons about physical activity, heart health, and community service. The event highlighted that caring for our hearts encompasses more than exercise; it also involves spreading kindness, compassion, and positivity to those around us.

Watch a video from SEM's Kids Heart Challenge

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