Fun Run Brings Together Juliette Low Community
What do you call a Friday with excitement, music, cheering parents, healthy exercise, and plenty of laughter? At Juliette Low Elementary, you call it a successful fundraiser.
Students at Juliette Low, with some help from the PTO and staff, kicked off their weekend with the opportunity to have some healthy fun while running for a great cause – their school. On October 25, students participated in the Fun Run, a PTO fundraiser with all proceeds going towards classroom party boxes, school assemblies, and future recess equipment.
The fundraiser asked students to get pledges for running laps around the school. Throughout the pledge process, students watched character videos with different lessons focused on topics like honesty versus dishonesty, gratitude versus ingratitude, and generosity versus selfishness.
“This fundraiser was so much more than just the Fun Run,” said Assistant Principal Melissa Dominguez. “This event was a way to help students learn character traits, build relationships with peers, and have a common experience at school that they can remember forever.”
As of Monday, students had raised $4,700 of their $5,000 goal. They have until Friday, November 1, to get additional pledges to hit their target goal.
The Low PTO partnered with a company called Boosterthon to make the event truly memorable. Lively music played while the emcees cheered on students as they participated in running challenges to make the laps more enjoyable. Staff and parent volunteers participated as well, marking the laps that children had ran on their shirts and singing along with various songs.
“The energy this event brought to our school was truly inspiring,” said Ejma. “Almost all our students ran 35 laps or more! Our students can do anything with a loving community that rallies around them. Thank you to the Juliette Low staff, parents & community!”