Polk Heart Healthy Challenge Tradition

Polk Elementary Continues Heart Healthy Challenge Tradition
Posted on 11/14/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Polk Elementary Continues Heart Healthy Challenge TraditionFor the seventh year in a row, Gladys Polk Elementary has challenged their students to live a heart healthy lifestyle with fun activities and incentives. The program originally known as Jump Rope for Heart kicked off October 2, 2019 in the Polk gym with the American Heart Association encouraging the whole campus. 

In the month of October, students took the heart hero pledges and received free wristbands with positive messages on them. During classes, students learned heart healthy facts, had a healthy foods unit and learned how to spread the word on health. If students raised $50 they earned the opportunity to pour a cup of slime over their coaches’ head at the celebration event day. 

The big event day was held on November 8 with snacks, face painting, jump rope contests and of course the “sliming” of the teachers. 

This year Polk Elementary raised around $3,800 for the American Heart Association. The students got to slime Coach Joe Pintavalle and Samantha Armstrong, celebrate their achievements and commit to continuing a healthy heart way of life.

Samantha Armstrong praised the event saying, “Our Panda families and students rocked our event again this year. We have learned so much these past few months in keeping our hearts and bodies healthy and bringing heart healthy awareness to our community. I am so proud of them all in supporting such a great cause. They are truly all heart heroes!”

Many BISD campuses take the Heart Healthy Challenge in the month of February so stay tuned for more great highlights in the Spring.

Thank you for setting the example for all of us.

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