No. 9

Heart Hero News
A Message from your NJAHPERD JRFH/HFH Coordinator
Dear Heart Heros,
The NJAHPERD CONVENTION is closing in in just a few days! Please mark your calendars and register QUICKLY!

Don't for get to join us on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 2:15pm for our General Session,
"Honoring our JRFH & HFH Coordinators." All Coordinators will be recognized and a special performance  will be given by Rene Bibaud, ROPEWORKS. Your new 2016 Executive Board will be introduced followed by the much awaited Grande Finale Giveaway! Don't miss this action packed session!!  

Hope to see you at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa for the best professional convention and workshops available, all in one place!

See you by the ocean,
Mickey Fox
2016 convention logo
Attention AHA Coordinators -  RSVP Immediately! 
All Jump/Hoop Coordinators completing an event in 2015 are invited to attend the "Thank You" breakfast on Tuesday morning of the convention. This is a great time to network with other coordinators to discuss best practices, new ideas or just exchange smiles! Stop by and enjoy a delicious Breakfast Buffet and receive your special coordinators gift. Reward yourself with a great start to the last day of the convention. The breakfast starts at 7:15am in the hotel restaurant.

Please RSVP online or call the office, 732-918-9999, to reserve your ticket.


Monday, February 21, 2016
10:30AM -11:30AM
Jump, Jump, Jump                                                                                                                              Monmouth III-IV
John Smith, FlagHouse
Join us for this active participation session on crazy jump rope activities including partner jumping, long rope challenges, combinations of long and short rope activities and class contests. Bring your jump rope unit to the next level with pairs, triplets and the egg-beater.   All
Lincoln Leopards Jump Rope Team Demo                                                             Monmouth III-IV
Mike Cebula, Lincoln Elementary School
Join the American Heart Association sponsored Hasbrouck Heights Lincoln Leopards Jump Rope Team for an exciting skills demonstration.  All
1:15PM - 2:15PM
Jump! Raise! Splatter!                                                                                                                       Promenade 7-8
Tracy Moyer, Todd Lawrence, Amy English, George J Mitchell Elementary School
Are you new to Jump Rope for Heart or do you currently run Jump Rope for Heart and want to really motivate your students and raise more money? Come learn how the George J. Mitchell Elementary School went from raising just over $3,000 to raising over $25,000!   Elementary, Middle, Secondary
Tuesday, February 22, 2016
7:15AM - 9:00AM
Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart Coordinator's Breakfast Meeting
Mickey Fox, NJAHPERD Jump/Hoops State Coordinator
Jim Presbrey, American Heart Association, Youth Market VP
All coordinators are invited to attend the annual breakfast meeting. Pre-registration required.

Rope Jumping for Fun and Fitness                                                                                              Monmouth III-IV
Rene Bibaud, Ropeworks
Join Rene Bibaud in her highly acclaimed rope jumping session for fun and fitness. Rene Bibaud is a five time world rope jumping champion and former artist and coach of the renowned Cirque Du Soleil. Join her as she shares her highly acclaimed approach to teaching rope jumping. Her new Skill Builders Program helps add variety, creativity and autonomy for students and confidence and proficiency to teachers.  Learn how to offer options for kids of all skill levels. Rene will help you learn how to break skills down and helps kids recognize "frequent small successes." Rene will teach the basics of entering, exiting and turning double dutch, along with practice time.   Elementary, Middle

Rope Jumping for Fun and Fitness          

"Honoring our JRFH & HFH Coordinators"
All Coordinators will be recognized and a special performance  will be given by Rene Bibaud, ROPEWORKS. Your new 2016 Executive Board will be introduced followed by the much awaited Grande Finale Giveaway! Don't miss this action packed session!! 
February is American Heart Month
American Heart Month is the ideal time to build more awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy heart starting in early childhood. The following SHAPE America resources will help you make heart health a priority in your school:
  • Cardiac Emergency Response Plan - This plan establishes specific steps to take during a cardiac emergency in a school setting.
  • Physical activities and heart-themed ideas - SHAPE America's collection of fun and free cardio-focused activities include the objective, grade level, necessary equipment and standards met.
  • Activity calendars - Check out our special February heart-themed calendars full of activity ideas to share with family, friends and colleagues.
  • The Pulse - The only newsletter dedicated to the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs gives you access to lesson plans, best practices for events, heartwarming survivor stories, school success stories, and more.
  • "Jump Rope: Tricks of the Trade" - Check out this Strategies article with expert tips on jump roping.
  • Double Dutch for All - This upcoming webinar will highlight the progression from single long rope to Double Dutch and provide suggestions on how to teach the skills to various ages, from second graders to adult learners.

Share these resources with your friends and colleagues on social media using hashtag #SHAPEHeartMonth to help encourage people to live heart-healthy lives!

Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids
Parents and caregivers are essential decision-makers when it comes to the nutrition, physical activity and health needs of their children. Our Fruit and Veggie Toolkit for Kids is a collection of resources that will help you empower your child(ren) to develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits.. MORE
Prevent Heart Disease - At Any Age
You're never too young- or too old - to take care of your heart.

Preventing heart disease  (and all cardiovascular diseases) means making smart choices now that will pay off the rest of your life. MORE
Kid-Friendly Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole
This heart-healthy twist on a classic American chicken dish will be devoured by the whole family.  MORE
Free Lesson Plans
Download free elementary and middle school lesson plans from the American Heart Association!.
Interactive Cardiovascular Library
Explains many topics of interest to your students and their families. MORE
The PULSE Online 
The latest edition of The Pulse, SHAPE America's newsletter for the Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart programs, is now available.
The Pulse  is the only newsletter dedicated to the Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart programs! Get access to lesson plans, best practices for events, heart-warming survivor stories, school success stories and more.

Want to write for The Pulse? Download our   contributor guidelines  to get started!

In this issue:
  • AHA Award Recipients
  • Top JRFH and HFH Schools
  • Jumping With the Stars
  • National Heart Month
  • CPR in Schools
Download and share the Winter 2016 issue and view The Pulse archives online.
Your NJAHPERD membership expiration date is:

P.O. Box 2283
Ocean, NJ 07712
732-918-2211 fax

Disclaimer: The ideas in the Heart Hero News do not necessarily reflect NJAHPERD's official position on the issues. NJAHPERD assumes no responsibility for any statement as fact or opinion presented, nor does acceptance of advertising imply endorsement of any products or services by the Association.
Suzette de Araujo, Editor, Heart Hero News