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Heart smart – and quite generous – at EJR

February is American Heart Month, bringing attention to strengthening our hearts through exercise and eating healthy.

Older elementary students play volleyball with a red balloon.


EJR has been marking heart month each year by participating in the Kids Heart Challenge. During physical education classes, students learn why it’s important to stay healthy and active. They learn activities that will keep their heart rate up and the importance of doing that.

Two elementary girls jump really high as they jump rope with two other kids turning the rope. A woman stands and watches.


Organized by EJR physical education teachers Chris Curnan and Barbara Hostetter, the students ask family members for donations to the American Heart Association while they learn about heart-healthy activities, like jumping rope, long jump, volleyball and more. These activities not only increase heart rate but also agility, strength and balance.

Four elementary girls sit on top of hoppity balls and smile.


This year, EJR raised a record-breaking $13,500! “It’s the most we have ever raised,” said Ms. Hostetter.

An elementary age boy in a red long-sleeve shirt and black sweatpants jumps rope. There is a red, pink and white heart of balloons behind him.


So, get out there and take a walk, jump some rope – whatever you enjoy to keep your heart healthy!

An older elementary age student sits and hops on a large blue hoppity ball.

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools
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