Our Walkathon is Tomorrow!

We are inching our way closer to our fundraising goal. Our Walkathon is tomorrow and Coach C has been making daily announcements encouraging everyone to donate (see photo) and generating excitement in our building for the event! 
The funds from our Walkathon will go towards a new turf play area where our current playground is located. Without additional funds to pay for the turf surface, Decatur will have new playground equipment and only a pavement surface in the back of the school. I know we can all agree that our students need and deserve a turf area to maximize their time outside and minimize injuries (#NoMoreSkinnedKnees). Our fundraising efforts are always important, but it is especially critical this year so that we can meet our $100,000.00 goal and secure a turf play space.  
If you haven't donated yet, please consider making a donation of any size or ask friends and relatives to join our efforts! We are accepting donations until November 8th, 2019.  The links and information are on our website under ‘Walkathon’ OR you can click here for our guide or go directly to our Crowdrise site
Walkathon reminders for all families:
  • Dress for the weather! Make sure your child has comfortable shoes and warm clothes.
  • Pack a home lunch for your child(ren). Students will have a classroom picnic with their teachers.
  • Send your child with a water bottle. In an effort to lessen plastic waste, we will not have water bottles.
For tomorrow's event, if you are volunteering:
  • Please find legal parking in the neighborhood.
  • All guests must check-in at door #1 (the main office) and wear their volunteer badges the entire time.  
  • Classroom chaperones should confirm with their classroom teachers on their arrival time. 
  • If you do not sign up to volunteer or chaperone, you will not be able to walk with your child's classroom or participate in any activities with students. I know some parents might be in the area and may want to say 'hello', but please do so without interrupting your classroom or approaching other students. Our teachers and staff want to keep everyone safe and we are teaching our students about stranger and park safety.