Run For The Owls is an event that the PTA runs to raise funds for the school. Most of the money goes directly to teachers classroom enrichment and IB supplies and programs.
This is a great event that gets kids involved asking friends, family and neighbors to sponsor them as they run around the (1/4 mile) loop in the schoolyard. Not only does this event usually raise over $20,000 for our classrooms, but also promotes good health and wellness. There is also a t-shirt design contest that happens the first week of school and the winner’s artwork is used for that year’s t-shirts.
The goal for 2012 was to raise $20,000. We exceeded that goal with $22,500. The 2013 Run For The Owls raised $21,500 and we had over 90% participation, including several faculty members and parents. The 2014 run raised $23,000. This year our goal is $25,000. If that goal is reached, we will increase the amount for the following year, based on the amount raised.
Since this is the first big fundraiser of the year and it happens with in the first month of school, the committee needs to meet in the summer, starting in August. Follow up planning meetings happen in September and then in October, the committee tabulates the pledges and plans the Award Ceremony.