Columbus Park Has Heart

Columbus Park students spelling HEART

In honor of Heart Health awareness month, CPPA students were treated to an AVID guest lecture by Dr. Brigid Carlson, Cardiologist at UMASS on Friday, Frebruary 26th. Students in grades 4-6 learned how to take their pulse and saw actual video of Dr. Carlson inserting a stent into a blocked artery. The whole school wore red.

This month-long heart health awareness was coordinated by 6th grade teacher, Rachel Henry. CPPA students walk annually in the Central MA Heart and Stroke Walk with Mrs. Henry.