Saturday, September 12, 2015

Running Club Update

Welcome back to school!!  We hope everyone has enjoyed a great first week.

Fall Running Club begins Monday, September 14th at 8:45 AM, on the playground.  We will meet every morning to run laps before school beginning Monday and ending Friday, October 9th.  Students should enter the playground through the gate on the 6th street side. 

Volunteers are needed!! If you haven’t already done so, please sign up to volunteer at running club .  Volunteers are needed to keep track of attendance and supervise students.  Ideally, we like to have 6 volunteers each morning.  Two or three volunteers checking students in, and 3 to four keeping their eyes on students to ensure safety. This is a great opportunity to meet parents and get to know our amazing Folwell students!!

Everyone is welcome at running club!  Families should have received an orange registration sheet in their red folders on Meet the Teacher Night.   Please check the cabinet in front of the office if you need a form.  A registration form is required for participation.

Teachers and staff LOVE running club.  It is an excellent outlet for students to socialize and work excess energy out before class.  Teachers report students arriving to class ready to learn.  Fall running club is just for fun, and not in preparation for any specific event.  If your child is interested in working toward a specific running goal, please check out the following event:

Med City Half Marathon September 20th

Students who come to running club every day of the week will be entered into a $10 gift card drawing each week.  Thank you PTSA!

In cooperation with the implementation of our new drop off procedures, we will not be running around the block in the event of wet/muddy playground conditions.  Running club will be cancelled due to inclement weather.  However, dew and overnight rains can make for a wet playground.  Parents/guardians should use their discretion if these conditions are likely.  Please consider packing an extra pair of socks and/or shoes on these days.  Students must wear appropriate closed toed shoes to running club.

Also, in lieu of new drop off/parking protocol volunteers are encouraged to park on 7th street east of 14th Ave.

We look forward to another fun and safe year of running club!

Thank you,

Sarah Lichty and Colleen Timimi

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