The First Annual Mike Park Fun Run
Get ready for the First Annual Mike Park Fun Run at AGS!!!
All Alice Gustafson and Early Childhood students, staff, and parents/guardians.
This year will bring a new twist to the traditional fun run. For starters, it will move inside given that it is December. There will be two parts to the event: the run and a dance-a-thon! The idea is to stay active through the entire duration of the event. There will also be refreshments, raffles for small prizes, and a photo booth to take pictures with you friends!
Thursday, December 15th at 5:30pm. The first runners (EC and K) will start at 5:40pm so that group may want to arrive a little early. Below is the schedule of runners. Each group will run through the halls for 8 minutes and then return to the dance-a-thon until we wrap up the event at approximately 6:30pm.
EC/Kindergarten – 5:40pm
1st and 2nd grade – 5:50pm
3rd and 4th grade – 6:00pm
5th grade – 6:10pm
Please enter through the gym doors at the back of the building. That is where the dance-a-thon will take place and where students will get lined up to run the halls during their time for the run portion. Then, students will run through the AGS halls, while the teachers cheer them on! Refreshments (snacks, water, and hot cocoa) will be in the Cafeteria/Multi-purpose room.
The Fun Run is the AGS PTO’s largest fundraiser of the year. As listed on the 99pledges site, the funds go towards Supplies & Celebrations, Curriculum Support, and School Assemblies. Fundraising will run through 12/15, so there is still time to help us reach our goal! This year is even more special as we dedicate it to our beloved gym teacher, Mr. Park. He was always a big supporter of the event, even if it meant getting slimed or egged.
On the day of the event, all students and staff will wear their Fun Run shirts to school (and the event) to show support and school spirit! Then, put on a fun wig or hat in honor of Mr. Park during the event.
If the ground is wet that day, we ask that kids please ensure that shoes are not wet upon entering the gym. You could also bring a dry pair of shoes to wear in the building. It’s very important that we keep the hallways dry when the kids are running/jogging.
Vouchers for fundraising prizes will go home with students the week after the event.
Any additional questions, please email email@example.com
How to Participate in Fundraising:
Invite friends and family to donate to the AGS/EC PTO.
Your student will have the opportunity to earn SpiritWear
vouchers for their fundraising efforts, as well.
Fundraising helps pay for:
Supplies & Celebrations (Tools for Students)
Curriculum Support (Tools for Teachers)
School Assemblies (Fun for Everyone)
Watch your email for an invitation to your student’s personal fundraising link with 99Pledges. (They set up and host our event online for FREE!) You can even choose to update your student’s fundraising page with a picture of them.
How can my student participate in fundraising?
You will receive a personal link in a separate email from 99Pledges to share with family, friends, and anyone who would like to contribute to our amazing school community. If you haven’t seen this email, make sure to check your spam filter. If you still don’t have it, email waysandmeans@AGSPTO.org. Or go to https://app.99pledges.com/fund/themikeparkfunrun2022/addme to set-up a link for your student.
2. Can my student accept cash/checks for fundraising?
Absolutely! Checks need to be made out to “AGS PTO”. Both cash and checks can be sent to the school office with your student’s name (so we know who to give credit to) and address the envelope to “2022 Fun Run”.
3. How do the students win prizes?
Invite your friends and family to support our school community using your student’s Fun Run fundraising link. Your child can earn SpiritWear based on the prize level they reach. Your student will earn SpiritWear for the school (AGS or EC) they attend.
For additional information or questions reach out to us on Facebook or email waysandmeans@AGSPTO.org