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Becky Baty,   Parker El
Community Involvement

Compassion is a wonderful character trait for all to learn. Here at my school, I have the most amazing kids who constantly display this trait while in my class and around school. Not only do they apply compassion within the school setting, but they also show it in our community. Each year our school participates in the American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart. We learned the importance of exercising and the wonderful long life benefits it will give us now and in the future. Not only do we learned the importance of exercising, but we learn by working TOGETHER that we can make a difference in the lives of others in our community. We learn that the prizes that the American Heart Association gives us for raising donations isn’t the most important to us, but it is the donations we raised that gives us the satisfaction of helping others. I am so proud to say, WE, raised over $13,000.00 this year beating last year’s amount of $9,600.00. The kids get so EXCITED knowing that we worked as a TEAM and surpassed our goal of $10,000.00. But more importantly, what we accomplished this year will help the lives of others who we do not know and for that we are grateful to have helped a community organization called the American Heart Association!

What improvements have you seen at your school?

As I continue each year of teaching the kids the importance of helping others, we get stronger every year with this trait in our classroom setting and outside in the community.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We will continue to learn the importance of helping others in all of our activities throughout the school year and especially in Field Day too.

How did you accomplish your goals?

By instilling the importance of TEAMWORK and teaching the kids that if everyone does their part we can accomplish so much more TOGETHER. I talk about TEAMWORK all of the time!!!!