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Hops for Health at Granby Elementary

Granby Elementary School student Zac Boeckers swings on a rope during PE class last week. Granby PE teacher Maggie Keller is working in conjunction with the Granby PTA on the Hops for Health initiative.

Granby Elementary School's Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is looking to install some new playground equipment at Granby Elementary in the near future.

The PTA recently began an exercise and pledge drive with students from Granby seeking to raise $15,000 to purchase and install a new bank of swings and a new tire swing at the school. The program is being called, "Granby Elementary Hops for Health". Secretary for the Granby Elementary PTA Jessica Smolleck explained that through the Hops For Health fundraiser students from Granby will commit to engaging in 40-minutes of exercise along with efforts from students to collect donation pledges from community members.

The PTA has long nurtured plans to install new playground equipment at Granby Elementary but the large cost of a full-scale project to replace the entire playground was not realistic. Instead the Granby PTA has chosen to shift their efforts to a piecemeal fashion exercise wherein the PTA attempts to raise modest amounts of money for smaller playground equipment replacement projects. The PTA is working closely with Granby Elementary's PE Teacher Maggie Keller who has recently focused activities for her classes around jumping rope and similar fitness activities. The students from Granby Elementary will engage in a friendly competition with students attempting to raise the most funds from pledged contributions. The first place winner of the pledge drive will get to duck tape Granby Elementary Principal Jane Harmon to a wall as their prize.

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