Run for the Arts - coming up this month!

rfa-sm1Our school will once again be participating in Young Audiences' Run for the Arts (RFA), a project that will help us raise funds for art supplies, artists' performance assemblies, and English field trips for this school year. Young Audiences is a non-profit arts in education organization that is dedicated to helping us enrich the curriculum 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 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.

Our run date is Tuesday, September 29th with an alternate run date of Thursday, October 1st. Please dress your child appropriately on these days. We will only run on Thursday if Tuesday is rained out. A schedule of when classes will run will be posted in a future ITK article prior to the Run.

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 sponsor sheets PRIOR to the run. We will send home the number of laps your child completed in order for you to collect pledges and you should turn in the form with the money collected after the run.

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!
Joan Francis, RFA Chair/Parent Volunteer
Tricia Tallman, Lead Art Teacher
Carol Olson, Music Teacher
Teresa Wirsching, Lead English Teacher