Our Girls on the Run team selects a service project to complete before the end of the school year. This year, the team raised money to create potted flowers pots for the front of the building and clean up and add plantings to our Grace Thatcher bench area near the ponds. Grace, a third grader at Georgetown in 2006-07, died of brain cancer during the summer of 2007. Grace was a beautiful, bright and environmentally focused girl. We placed the bench in the back pond area to help others take time to appreciate the sounds of nature that she loved so much.
The potted impatience look beautiful in the front of our building. A group of students and I spent time near the ponds today and were impresses with weeded and freshly planted hostas, lilies and impatience around the bench. Thank you runners for the work you did to help our school grounds look welcoming and beautiful. Also, many thanks to Mrs. Havens and her team of coaches who worked with these girls from March-May of this school year.
If you are interested in coaching Girls on the Run next year (girls grade 3-5), please let Mrs. Haven’s know via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). She is already building the roster for next year and this is a program we would like to continue. It benefits the girls, the coaches and our entire school.