Students hop for hearts

Forest Vista Elementary School in Flower Mound celebrated American Heart Month with a week of activities that had the entire school jumping.

The week started on Monday, Feb. 7, with students wearing crazy socks to school and ended on Monday, Feb. 14, with Jump Rope for Heart, a program designed by the American Heart Association to help children raise money for research to combat and eventually cure all types of heart disease.

Cade Edlein, a first grader at Forest Vista, jumped at the chance to help raise money for the heart association. He lost his Papa Bill to a heart attack on July 6, 2005. 

Cade’s parents, Brynne and Chad Edlein couldn’t be happier for their son. “He raised $173.00 in memory of his Papa Bill.  He went door to door in our neighborhood asking for donations.”

Along with Crazy Socks and Jump Rope for Heart, the school’s staff snacked on healthy foods donated by PTA parents and made $5 contributions for the privilege of wearing jeans on Thursday. 

On Friday, the entire school was asked to wear red in support of “Go Red Week.”

The activities were coordinated by school nurse, Beth Barr, and Physical Education teacher, Amber Gray.

Pictured above: Forest Vista Elementary first grade teacher Jane Huey and some of her students wearing red during “Go Red Week”.

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