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Jump Rope For Heart a success again!
The Brigantine Elementary School has done an amazing job raising money for the American Heart Association through our annual Jump Rope For Heart Jump-a-thon! Since 1999, when we first started the Jump Rope 4 Heart campaign, we have raised over $52,000 for the American Heart Association! Great job everyone! All money raised goes towards life saving research and education about heart disease and stroke.
 
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New Monthly Motivators!
Students in 3rd and 4th grades have the chance to earn a special monthly motivator charm by running/jogging for a specified time NON-STOP! The charms are different each month.   We start with 5 minutes in Sept. and add 1 minute to the time needed for a charm each month. These monthly motivator charms are in addition to the mile charms students already receive each week for completing 1-2 miles on the track at recess each week! Way to go boys and girls! I'm so proud of you! Keep moving!! :D
 
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Morning gym!
From November-April, students will have the opportunity to come to school early for some fun and fitness to help them start their day off right!
The program is free!  It's 2 days a week from 8:30-9. Students must be dropped off and be in the elementary gym at 8:30 to participate.   Hope to see you there!
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Pop singer setting good example
Singer Katelyn Tarver sang to students as a reward for trying to walk 10,000 steps a day and being kind to one another. She spoke to the children about the importance of eating healthy and drinking plenty of water as well as getting a lot of exercise!
She put on a great performance! The event was sponsored by Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield of NJ.
 
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G.Y.M.
Each year we add new and exciting components to the G.Y.M. program. Along with a beautiful track outside surrounding a lush soccer field, we recently had three new basketball systems added to our playgrounds, have a spin cycle room with 30 bikes and a Game Room, which had Wii Fits, Wii games (such as Just Dance 2 and Wii Sports), Balance boards, game bikes and Dance Dance Revolution!  Students will all get a chance to spend some time in this room in addition to their regular physical education class!

Stay tuned for more exciting things to come from our G.Y.M. program.....