Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Race for Education: A Fund Raising Success

On April 24, my children's school had their first  Race for Education.  The weather here in West Virginia is so unpredicatable, one day it is hot and the next   days are cold.  Having said that, they could not do the race outside so they did it at the gymnasium.  The Race for Education  is a fund raising event participated by  the family and friends of the school.  Each students were given a form where they can write names of people who can sponsor them.  This was a bit of a challenge for us because  the people  that we know are mostly from school so it was hard for us to come up with names.  Nevertheless, we participated as we want to help the school and also it is a great healthy awareness for the kids.
The  race was  divided into two groups, Kindergarten to  4th grade went first  then the higher grades later.  While waiting for the race to startm I went around and took some photos of the fourth graders.
 I love when they goof around and show their silly faces.  Soon, they won't be doing this anymore so I am taking the opportunity while I still have a chance lol.
 I wish I have their  level of energy, it would be nice.
  The proud second graders.  My son is always sorrounded by girls because there's onky four of them in the class, most are girls.
It was more of a warm up than a race since  they all just walk.  Well, they ran for a little bit and  kids are starting to fall so  they were instructed to just walk.
 One of my son's closest friends.  These two are like peanut butter and jelly most of the times lol.
 Strategizing.. Wait, there's no need for strategy, is there?
 Okay, they got it figured out.  Just walk  slow and easy byut steady.
At one point,  my son stopped walking and sat beside the stage so the girls stopped abd sat bbeside him.  Perfrect opportunity for me to take some more photos.
 I thought that second graders have so much energy but the fourt graders  has a lot more lol.
 They were given some ice posicles  after the race to cool down.
 Prizes were also given to those who  brought in a certain amount of sponsors and the amount the sponsors have  donated.
 We did not think that  any of our kids would get any prize because we only brought in 12 sponsors for both of them.  We were surprised that our daughter received am SJS shirt that fits me so, yay!
There was a mascost also from Wildthing.  The school is participating to the Washington Wildthings Reading Program.  
 The kids were all over him because he was dancing and  giving all of them high fives.
 A representative from Wildthing explained how to program works and what benefits  the kids get from participating.
Glad that they held it on the day that my husband was off because he gt to see it.  He misses a lot of  school activities because of work so he was very happy to have attended this one.  
The event was a huge success.  The school's goal is to raise $15,000  but  the Principal  said that after all the expenses, the school  has managed to accumulate $21,000 which is  a huge help to carry on the projects at school.  Catholic schools doesn't get full funding fom the government so the school relies on the  tuition that students pay and  fund raising.  We do a lot of volunteering so the school won't have to hire extra manpower.  It was nice of the school's principal to acknowledge the help that  families and friends does for the school.  

27 comments:

  1. Glad the school as able to generate that much--or should I say the kids did! Both your children looked like they enjoyed themselves and that is what really matters.

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  2. What an awesome event and wow, they raised a ton of money! I am glad they were still able to have the event indoors!

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  3. I WISH I had that much energy! If I had the energy I did when I was a kid, I'd be a mogul by now! =D It looks like they had a great time and did a wonderful job.

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  4. What a fun event AND raising money at the same time. The kids look like they are all having lots of fun. That mascot is too cute - no wonder all the kids loved him.

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  5. Wow! That is a lot of money to raise! I'm happy that the kids were able to well surpass the $15,000 goal!

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  6. This is great! Looks like a great time was had and that's a lot of money raised! That is pretty awesome! Way to go!

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  7. This looks like a great way to raise money! I remember doing things like this when I was younger!

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  8. they did have a great time of their life...seems that everyone is enjoying and at the same time it was a successful fund raising to support education.

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  9. This looks like a really good event. I'm glad you had a success with it. I love all the pictures. Like you, I wish I had even a 1/4 of my kids energy.

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  10. The success of this school fund raising only goes to show how teamwork and genuine concern for others will move mountains. Congratulations!

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  11. Kids do have an awesome energy level, I agree. :) You got some really fun pics here.

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  12. Great pics! I miss those days when my kids were little and the energy of it all. I wish I had half that energy now lol.

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  13. Wow! very genrous naman ang mga citizen dyan. The kids did enjoy talaga.

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  14. WOW! $21,000 from one event! What a great outcome! So happy the kids had fun while helping to make a difference! Definitely sounds like a fund raising success story!

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  15. So good to hear they raised a good amount! Love all these photos of the kids, they all look so happy and excited.

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  16. This is a very fun school activity for your kids Sis R to enjoy school. I also LOVE watching my kids have fun at school. My summer babe has another field trip coming and cannot wait to be a chaperone again.

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  17. Wow!! That's great they were able to raise that much of money. The best part it looks like the kids had a blast while doing it.

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  18. I'm so happy they were able to raise money and have fun at their event. All the photos look so fantastic, like you said treasure them now cause when they become teens they will be 'too cool' for silly faces lol.

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  19. Wow! What a great event! I'm glad they raised that much money. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. This looks like such a great event. What a great way to raise money and get the kids involved.

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  21. That is such a big amount that they had accumulated. Congratulations to them! It was a success indeed!

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  22. What an awesome event. Glad that they were able to raise funds!

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  23. Thank you for sharing! That is so wonderful that they were able to accumulate funds for the event.

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  24. Looks like a great event! Love that there was a fundraising aspect to it and that there was a lot of participation!

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  25. Awwwww looks like it was not only a successful but a fun event as well :) love seeing kiddos helping give back in any way they can :)

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  26. This is so inspiring, I am so glad that the event is so successful, it's a great thing that kids are learning from fund raising.

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  27. That is really amazing that they were able to have such success. It had to make everyone so proud. Congrats to them on the good work.

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