Dear Sonoran Sky Families,
We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating again this year in the Apex Fun Run as one of our major fundraisers! We had an amazing Apex Fun Run last year and profited more than $40,000! The first 10% of the funds went directly to the teachers to spend in their classrooms. Then, we were able to fund our Wonderland Program and many other Artist In Residence Programs here at Sonoran Sky. This year, the funds from our Apex Fun Run will be used to support our one-to-one technology program (a device for every student). We anticipate spending in excess of $20,000 to maintain, replace and repair these devices during this calendar year.
The Apex team will be on campus from October 6th through October 15th, teaching leadership and fitness, as we raise pledges to help our school. As the Fun Run gets nearer, please check your student’s folder and e-mails that will be sent to you from your teachers for more information.
Please feel free to visit apexfunrun.com to learn about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness. This year’s theme is Dream Team, where students will join Johnny Dreamer and the Apex Team in an exciting journey to learn what it means to become a Dream Team Leader:
- Dive In!
- Elevate Others!
- Attitude Check!
- Make A Difference!
During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on October 15th (and October 13th for our 5th grade students) to help our school. Students will run for 30 minutes and will run an average of 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). Sponsors can pledge $1/lap, $2/lap, $5/lap, or any other amount for students. All participants will receive an access code that allows users to enter pledges online. All students will receive Apex bands, race-day lap counters, and team awards. We will need your help in the following four ways:
- Help connect your child to potential sponsors and help them acquire pledges from family, friends and contacts.
- Ask your child about the “Apex Dream Team” character lessons, and download the “Apex Fun Run” app on your smartphone or handheld device!
- Come to the Apex Fun Run to cheer on our students! Don’t forget to invite others to attend our fun-filled community event!
- Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark laps. We will be sending out a link to sign-up via a PTO newsletter.
Thank you again for continued support of our school and we are excited to begin this journey with you!
Robert Dawson Whitney Crutchley
Principal, Sonoran Sky Elementary SSKY PTO President