The JWE Jaguar Fitness Fun Run on Friday (Oct 9th) was a huge success. The kids had a great time, the excitement was contagious and the smiles were huge!! We want to thank all of the JWE Students, Teachers, Administration and JWE Families!! We had 525 Students participate in the Fun Run on Friday and they ran a total of 8,314 laps!! AMAZING!! Just so you all know PK-2nd Grade ran on the gravel track on the top field and 9 laps equals a mile. The 3rd-5th graders ran a larger track on the top field and 6 laps equaled a mile. We were concerned the students wouldn't make it to our 10 lap estimate (hence our 10 lap estimate on the donation form), but they were so determined and excited about the Fun Run & raising money for the playground that many of them doubled that number. Their determination was inspirational. The average laps run were 15 with some kids running more than 20. Due to the kids determination in laps run some of the per lap pledges may be more than anticipated. Please let your friends and family know to pay what they feel is appropriate and are capable of paying.
We have had a total of 285 pledge forms turned in and are super excited at what the pledge totals are showing!! We will send out weekly updates as the actual donations come in and we will also be updating the display case Goal Tracker with more $1000 "Shoes" to show our progress. To Date we have collected almost $4,000 in cash/check donations towards our goal (this was before the run). We anticipate reaching our $20,000 Goal by the end of October (if all pledges are fulfilled) to ensure that Dr. B gets the excitement of being taped to the gym wall!
If you turned in a Fun Run Pledge/Donation form (and you still need to collect your donations) your child/children will be bringing it home on Monday along with a collection envelope. We included the number of laps your child/children ran during the event on the sheet and also calculated any of the per lap totals for you. If you have collected any additional donations, please add them to the sheet or we have also attached a copy of the "Donation Sheet" for you to use if needed. Please let me or your child's teacher know if you need the number of laps your child ran and we can get that for you.
Your child will be bringing home their "running bib" from the race (some teachers are using them for their math classes to work on tallying and multiplication) so they may not be returned until they are finished using them for class.
Please remember that we need all donation forms and money to be returned to the school by October 30th!!
We also want to thank the many parent volunteers we had on Friday! We loved seeing teachers, staff and parents running laps with their kids. Seeing kids get so excited about fitness and motivating each other, it truly was an amazing event to be a part of!
Thank you again for all your support! It is great to be a part of such a caring community!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
JWE PTA Fundraising Chair