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.
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.
There was a mascost also from Wildthing. The school is participating to the Washington Wildthings Reading Program.
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.