Jogathon at SCS next week
|May 17, 2012||Filled under Education||
The 19th Jogathon, sponsored by the Shelburne PTO, will take place Thursday, May 24 (rain date Friday, May 25). In this morning event, all students at the Community School participate with their classmates and teachers.
There are two main purposes of the Jogathon (besides being a lot of fun.) First, the Jogathon is a wonderful physical fitness activity, encouraging the development of life-long skills for good physical well-being. Second, this event is an important fundraiser for the PTO. This year, their hope to raise $6,000, much of which will be used by SCS teachers for much-needed classroom tech equipment. In addition, the Jogathon is a unique school experience, bringing together the entire SCS community for one event.
Individual participation in the Jogathon varies from 20 minutes for the littlest children to an hour for the older students. The youngest children will run around the flagpole circle at the front of the school. The 3-5 graders will run one loop of the Davis Park neighborhood, and the middle schoolers will also run in Davis Park, but use both loops. Each participant is rewarded with an all-fruit popsicle at the end of the run.
The success of the Jogathon has been due in part to the dedication of the multitudes of parent volunteers who are stationed along the various Jogathon routes.
At lunchtime, all students picnic outside with their classes, enjoying the school community and the music from the Supersounds DJ.
The students, big and small, will be canvassing the neighborhoods of Shelburne with their pledge forms this week. A donation to the SCS PTO is most appreciated and is tax-deductible. For further information, contact Alice Brown at 985-4918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.