January 17th - February 9th!
This year grades K-8 will participate in Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart! Our goal is to raise $3,000 for the American Heart Association. Please visit the links below if you have any questions and also read about some of the kids this money benefits! Envelopes with cash can be turned between February 5th and February 9th!

Share this link for online donations! 
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Kick off video 2018: (we watched this video in class!)

1. How to register for an event:

2. How to send an email to family and friends:

3. How to use the free mobile app:

4. Unlocking the scare squad:

Kids American Heart Association has helped!


My name is Laura Franks and I am very excited to be the new Physical Education Teacher at St. Catherine of Alexandria for the 2017-2018 school year. In the Alsip community I have been a gymnastics instructor for 15 years at the Alsip Park District. In addition to coaching gymnasticsI am also the Head Pool Manager and Swim Lesson Coordinator at the Alsip Sprayfari Aquatic Park during the summer.  After graduating from Illinois State University I was the Physical Education teacher at Rosa Parks Middle School for 5 years. At Rosa Parks Middle School I taught swimming and physical education to grades 6-8 and was also a Botvin LifeSkills Instructor. During the 2016-2017 school year I taught physical education, fitness and health at Queen of Peace High School. In my spare time I enjoy working out, playing sports, walking my dog, and spending time with family and friends. I am looking forward to seeing each student achieve success through movement this year! 

January 15th- January 19th 
K-2 - students will be introduced to JUMP ROPE for HEART! 
3rd-5th - students will be introduced to JUMP ROPE for Heart and will review FitnessGram testing!
6th-8th - students will be introduced to HOOPS for HEART and will review FitnessGram testing!