I was the luckiest principal in the world this week because I had the honor of eating lunch with the top money earners for our school walk-a-thon. It was the perfect day for lunch with me because it was a cold, rainy day and the Jet’s pizza was exactly what we needed to warm ourselves up!
During the lunch we shared pet stories (ranging from silly pets to crazy pets), talked about our Halloween costumes, and much more. There were lots of giggles and plenty of YUMs. The pizza and cinnamon sticks were delicious. Thank you, PTC, for sponsoring this great lunch. And many thanks to everyone who contributed to our walk-a-thon.
Walkathon PIzza Lunch
The weather DID NOT dampen our walk-a-thon spirits! Nearly all of our classes have found a way to work in their walking time during the rare periods it was not rainy and windy last week. For those classes that have not yet done so, they will be finding time to walk as soon as the weather improves.
Every single penny that was donated to our fundraiser will be used to help fund events for students and families. In addition, the money will go toward supporting learning through books for the library, field trip expenses, and technology equipment purchases for the classrooms.
This year, we had several incentives for students to help them raise money. All winners were announced at the endof the school.
Winners of Board Games:
- Braeden Gilchrist
- Riley VanSprange
- Ellie Norder
- Samantha Fuglseth
- Drew Martinie
- Aliya Schuur
- Riley Fellows
Lost City Winner:
Holiday Inn Express
Great Wolf Lodge
Winners of lunch with principal and a Target Gift Card:
- Aliya Schuur
- Kiara Sullivan
- Happy Bainbridge
- Megan Good
Top Five Money Earners receive a Summer Pool Party at the Principal’s House AND lunch with principal and a Target Gift Card:
- Madison Gryzen
- Sheyla Plummer
- Paige Pell
- Tom Stutz
- Brooklyn Dykstra
Due to the weather forecast, we are planning ahead for the walk-a-thon tomorrow. Rather than walk in high winds, rain and cold temperatures, we will hold this event indoors. Teachers will be able to play indoor recess games and read with students during their 45 minute time period.
Many, many thanks for your donations this year. We are well aware that these are tough economic times for many and we appreciate all the money you have donated to this event.
The walk-a-thon team is busy counting the money and winners for each category will be announced next week.
Due to the high wind warnings and prediction for rain throughout the day, our PK/K walk-a-thon is canceled. The PK/K and 5th grade teachers are working on some creative ideas for how to do something special with the children today. Most importantly, we want parents to be aware that we will not have your children walking in this weather! We will stay warm and dry inside.