Annual Fundraiser for the American Heart Association


    American Heart Association Fundraiser

    This is our 17th year participating in the "Hoops for Heart"and "Jump Rope for Heart" events.

    All students in grades 3-5 participate in this terrific fundraiser that helps promote fitness and good nutrition, as well as, helping a great organization.

    All students will have a class period in school to participate in the events during the week of 
    APRIL 27th and 28th 

    There is a weekly contest and we will also keep track of which class has raised the most money.

    Here is the letter that students and parents received about the event:


    Dear Parents/Guardian:

    On April 27th and 28th, the Chester Elementary is holding the "Hoop for Heart" and "Jump Rope for Heart" events for grades 3-5.These events will help raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association. This is our 16th year doing the events and we raised over five thousand dollars last year alone! These events will take place in your child's physical education class. Please make sure your child is prepared with sneakers for the big day. Although contributions are encouraged, all students will participate whether or not a collection envelope is returned.

    This event offers many benefits. First, the money our school raises will help fund potentially lifesaving research into heart and blood vessel disease and stroke, our nation's No. 1 and No. 3 killers. It will also fund the development of educational materials and encouragement of staying fit. Our schools earn gift certificates for physical education equipment.

    These programs will benefit your child too. Besides being fun, it emphasizes the importance of physical activity as kids do something they enjoy-play basketball and jump rope. Depending on the amount of contributions collected, your child will be eligible for a variety of thank-you gifts.

    Finally, we will be building school spirit and help connect with the community.

    Family and friends are welcome to support your child's participation by making contributions. However, we ask that children not go door to door or ask strangers for donations. Checks should be made payable to the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION. It is also helpful if cash and change is converted to a check. The collection envelopes should be returned no later than APRIL 28th.There will be a collection box in the Elementary School office for grades 3-5.

    If you have any questions please call Mr. MacEntee. We look forward to another successful fundraiser and your child's participation in this very important effort.