No. 10

Heart Hero News
A Message from your NJAHPERD JRFH/HFH Coordinator
Dear Heart Heros,
Hope this edition of Heart Hero News finds you all gearing up for your 2017 Events. The new Zoo Crew has been exciting at Harrison Township Elementary this October. The "Kickoff" was last Friday and we already have over $1,625 dollars raised for the AHA! Our goal this year is to get into the Top 10 in the state but that is a tough job to accomplish.
I would like to have more schools get involved to do an event this year! Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart is a great community event that provides you with all the tools you will need to get started. Please contact me or the American Heart Association and together we will get a date that will work for you and your school district.

In the end we are all looking for more funds to assist us with meeting our program's needs. Hosting a JRFH or HFH event can help you get those funds by providing your district with gift certificates from US Games for equipment. If you help the AHA, they in return help you provide equipment for your program. This supplements your district funds and can provide that expensive piece that you may not have thought was ever possible.

Please pass this info on to a colleague that may not host an event, and ask them to consider hosting an event this year. It is not too late to get started.

Thank you to all who are planning to host an event this year. NJAHPERD and SHAPE America, along with the American Heart Association will all be excited to hear about how YOU make your event special.

Harrison Township Elementary Principal and Vice Principal will be Lip Syncing to Katie Perry's "ROAR" in our school "JRFH Celebration" in November dressed as??

That is the Big Surprise!!
Please send me your ideas for your event and let's see how crazy the incentives will get this year. Will you be Duct taped to the wall! Will your principal have an Ice Cream Sundae built on their head, by the students?
Have a great month planning and getting started! Happy Jumping!


Mickey Fox
Now Accepting JRFH/HFH Grant Applications

Are you a Jump Rope For Heart or Hoops For Heart coordinator who would like to take your program to the next level? SHAPE America is currently accepting applications for the 2017 JRFH/HFH grant program.
All 2017 grantees will receive:  
  • $1,300 professional development stipend to attend the 2017 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo in Boston, March 14-18. The stipend may be used toward convention registration, travel, lodging and/or per diem;
  • One-year SHAPE America membership (if you are not a current SHAPE America member) and one copy of SHAPE America's National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education;
  • $1,200 US Games gift certificate redeemable for equipment to enhance your school's physical education program (to be presented at the 2017 National Convention & Expo in Boston);
  • Invitations to special events with other JRFH/HFH leaders and physical education professionals from around the country;
  • An opportunity to share what makes your program special by contributing to The Pulse, the JRFH/HFH national newsletter.
The SHAPE America Jump Rope For Heart & Hoops For Heart grant is available only to individuals who have completed a JRFH or HFH event in the prior school year.
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Save Lives and Earn Rewards for Your School!
When you complete a JRFH or HFH event, you provide future generations with the knowledge and tools needed to stay heart healthy for life. By holding an event you can save lives - and become eligible for SHAPE America grants, awards and other benefits.   

Join the fight against heart disease and childhood obesity by registering your Jump Rope For Heart or Hoops For Heart event today!
SHAPE America JRFH/HFH Recognition Awards - Deadline: December 1, 2016 
Each year SHAPE America recognizes up to two JRFH or HFH coordinators to receive the prestigious SHAPE America JRFH/HFH Recognition Award. Award winners exemplify leadership in the JRFH and HFH programs at the state, district or national level.

Winners are honored in front of their peers at an awards ceremony held during the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.

If you have questions regarding JRFH/HFH, please contact Yasmeen Taji-Farouki, joint projects manager.
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But is that really the answer? See what MedPage and   AHA found out.
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. Each issue provides access to event best practices, teaching resources and more!

In this issue:
  • Recipe for Success
  • JRFH/HFH Zoo Crew
  • It Takes a Village
  • JRFH: Cooperative Challenge Style
  • State Spotlights
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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