Nicole's Note: Jan 31st

It Takes Heart to be a Hero!

Canyon is proud to partner with the American Heart Association for our second annual Jump Rope For Heart event scheduled for Friday, February 12th! YOUR CHILD learns about the importance of the heart—how it works, and how to take care of it: With the educational programs from the American Heart Association, our students learn how the heart works, how exercise affects their hearts and how to stay FIT FOR LIFE! Approximately 80 percent of the funds raised go directly to the mission, funding extensive research efforts, heart education and programs to help us all live healthier lives. 

Currently the American Heart Association is funding over $13 million dollars in research at these greater Los Angeles  institutions and hospitals: Cedars Sinai, UCLA, USC, and Children’s Hospital of LA.

There are many ways you can help support the efforts of Canyon to support the American Heart Association.

1. Volunteer for our Event!
We are look for parents who are ready to have fun with our kids on the day of the Jump Rope for Heart Event (Friday, February 12th). We need parents to assist with the various “jumping” stations that the students will rotate through. Parent volunteers are requested from 12:30-1:45pm. If you are able to join us,please sign up now

2. Join the School Heart Wall!
Students each received 2 red paper hearts in their backpacks tomorrow. They can ask family and friends to make a small donation of $5 for each heart. Students should write his/her own name on the heart, and/or the name of a loved one with heart disease whom they will jump in honor of.  Please return the paper heart(s) and your child’s donation to your student’s teacher.  Hearts will be displayed together to form a “Heart Wall” on our campus!  Extra hearts are available in the school office.

3. Join our School’s Online Jump Rope For Heart Team! 
Your child(ren) can visit to raise an online donation. Just click on “Register Now.” Then enter “CA” and “Santa Monica” in the spaces provided. Scroll down to select the “Join Team” link next to our school’s name.  Follow the simple registration steps to get started personalizing your student’s own Jump Rope For Heart webpage! Students can email family or friends to raise awareness for heart disease.

YOUR CHILD will feel good for making a difference in people’s lives! Funds raised support the heart association’s research and education initiatives that save lives in our community. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of all Americans and more people die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. 

The American Heart Association is second only to the U.S. government in funding research in heart disease and stroke. Additionally, the school earns money for PE equipment so we can keep our kids MOVING!

Thank you for sharing this important message with your child(ren) as we all work together to be heart heroes for ourselves and others!

With Gratitude,