Fun Run Update

The Fun Run is this Tuesday, October 16. Be sure to get your pledges in! You can ask people to pledge online once you set up your child’s pledge page (click here). Or you can use the form that came home (copies available outside the front office or ask your teacher). If using the form, please ask people who pledge for your child to make checks payable to “Irving PTO.”

How does it work?
All kids in the school participate on Tuesday, October 16, regardless of whether they pledge or how much. Students can run as many laps as they want; the pledges do not correspond to how much they run. Each grade level will run at the same time, either outside or in the gym (depending on weather). Parents are welcome to come cheer on the kids. The kids will get pumped up with fun music, a cheetah mascot and encouragement during the run. It’ll be a ton of fun!

Here are the times each grade will be doing the Fun Run:
8:30-9:10 Kindergarten (wear blue)
9:15-9:55 1st Grade (wear red)
10:00-10:40 4th Grade (wear yellow)
12:00-12:40 3rd Grade (wear purple)
12:45-1:25 2nd Grade (wear orange)
1:30-2:10 5th Grade (wear green)

Students are encouraged to wear the colors listed above on Tuesday to show off their school spirit!

Are there incentives?

  • Students who reach the pledge goal of $30 receive a School Spirit Store certificate!
  • The top earning classroom receives a Recess Pack with balls, jump  ropes, chalk and more!
  • The top earning student receives a Fitness Pack with exercise items!
  • The top earning student in each class gets to be the gym teacher for their class!
  • The top 5 earning students get to have lunch with their teacher!

What does the money pay for?
The Fun Run is one of the PTO’s major fundraisers for the year. The PTO pays for many school activities like field trips, cultural enrichment performances, academic enrichment (family reading/math nights, WORM club, homework club), wellness and green initiatives, scholarships so everyone can participate in all activities, and many more things that go on every day in a busy place like Irving.

Thank you for supporting Irving School!

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