Run For the Arts

TIS will once again be participating in Young Audiences' Run for the Arts (RFA), a sponsored run for students that will help us raise funds for art supplies, artists' performance assemblies, and field trips for this school year. Young Audiences is a national non-profit 'arts in education' organization that is dedicated to helping schools enrich the curricula we offer our students.

Your child's participation in the Run is voluntary. However, we hope that you will encourage your child to join in and have fun. We also invite you to help with the success of the run by helping your child collect sponsors, volunteering and helping cheer on the students running. Adults are also permitted to collect pledges and join in the run, please contact the RFA Chair (see below) if you would like to participate.

Dates: Our run date is Thursday, October 2nd with an alternate run date of Tuesday, October 7th (sorry, this is a change from the printed calendar - the new dates are now on the web site). Please dress your child appropriately on these days. We will only run on Tuesday if Thursday is rained out.

Sponsors: Your child should be bringing home their Sponsor Sheet this week. Please, make sure they take pledges ONLY from people you know and students are NOT allowed to sponsor one another. There will also be a separate order form if you would like to order a RFA t-shirt and your child does not qualify for a free one. While the Sponsor Sheet says that it needs to be returned to the school on the day of the run, to ease confusion we will not be collecting them before the run. We will send home the number of laps your child completed in order for you to collect pledges. Then you will need to turn in your form and collected pledges together.

Can you volunteer? Anyone interested in volunteering for the Run please contact Joan Francis at or 503-452-3971. If you signed-up at registration you will be contacted. You are also invited to come and cheer on the students even if you haven't signed-up.

With everyone working together our school will have another outstanding Run for the Arts! Thank you!

Tricia Tallman, TIS Art Specialist,
Joan Francis, TIS parent,
RFA Chairs