Run, Walk, Jog or Skip! Come out and join us at recess!
The Running Club is designed to help increase participants’ physical fitness in hopes of promoting a healthy lifestyle and getting the kids even more active at recess. Let’s help them burn off some of that endless energy!
The club will run from March 20th to May 18th during first recess on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
During recess, students walk, jog, and/or run short laps around a designated area. Please have your child wear appropriate shoes. Participation is voluntary and a sign-up form is not required. Students can come at any time as frequently or infrequently as they’d like.
Like last year, we are using a new software that assigns a barcode to each student; the students will scan their barcodes on a mobile device as they complete each lap. Lanyards with their barcodes will be kept in the classroom. The software tallies their miles for us and greatly streamlines the whole process. We do our best to squeeze as many laps into a 15-minute recess as we can!
Students earn small charms for their achievements along the way; a beaded necklace will be given out for students to keep their charms. Each student receives ONE necklace.
If the necklace is lost, we are unable to replace it; yarn or shoelaces are excellent substitutes. Those students who achieve certain milestones will also receive a special charm (13.1 miles, 26.2, etc.).
All students that participate in a minimum of 10* Club sessions (recess and after school) will receive also a special charm.
Charms will be earned on a per mileage basis, and will be given out to students by their teachers every week.
WE NEED ADULT VOLUNTEERS! We are looking for some helpers that can walk and run with the kids, and some that can help with scanning the barcodes. If you’re willing to load the app on your phone, we’d love for you to help with the scanning!
If you are able to lend a hand at recess, even for only one session, please contact Meg Marsden and Kathy Scarzello via email. As with any PTA-sponsored event, you must be volunteer-trained to help.
*# of sessions may vary due to session cancellations; students and families will be notified of such changes.