Ellsworth Elementary students jump rope for heart

Ellsworth Elementary students jump rope for heart

Ellsworth Elementary, 38454 N. Carolina Ave in San Tan Valley, students recently participated in the Jump Rope for Heart during their physical education class. The students along with jumping rope had lessons on what makes a healthy heart. These lessons included talking about being physically active, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, avoiding sugary drinks and hidden sodium, and staying away from tobacco products. As part of the fundraising, students earned special key chains that represented a different way to have a healthy heart.

Chris Azanger, Ellsworth P.E. teacher, challenged the students if they reached their fundraising goal, not only would he shave his head, he would also dye it pink. Ellsworth students met and surpassed their goal raising over $3,000. Ellsworth became the top school in the district raising the most money for Jump Rope for Heart. Because of this accomplishment, Mr. Azanger surprised Principal Stimatze by having her join him on stage during the assembly. With pie in hand, the school’s mascot snuck up and creamed Principal Tammy Stimatze in the face.

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