Every year the hope is to hold the Jog-A-Thon outside. This year, it was the typical Pacific Northwest weather and so the classes ran their laps in the gym, but spirits were not dampened!
Kids ran – some as hard and as fast as they could. Others walked their laps with their teachers. Family volunteers – parents, grandparents, siblings - tracked their laps on the tags attached to the back of their t-shirts.
This fundraiser, run by the Parent Committee, is an all-day event for the PC Elementary School community. It actually starts well before THE DAY, as students begin collecting pledges from family and friends. As of mid-November, nearly $18,000 in pledges have been collected! Last year, monies from the fundraiser provided a new laminator and new computers for the computer lab.
The Parent Committee has not yet determined how the funds raised this year will be allocated to benefit our preschool and elementary students. So do come to the next Parent Committee meeting and join the discussion! All ECE and elementary parents are part of the Parent Committee and are welcome at the meetings.