"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Run for the Arts - Sept 27

Our 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, music curriculum and instruments, and artists’ performance assemblies 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.

Our run date is Thursday, Sept 27th with a rain date of Thursday, Oct 4th. Watch upcoming ITKs for the class run times. Your child will bring home a Sponsor Sheet this week or next. Please, make sure they take pledges ONLY from people you know; students are NOT allowed to sponsor one another. There will also be a separate order form for RFA t-shirts if your child does not qualify for a free one.

We will NOT collect sponsor sheets prior to the run (despite what is says on the sheet). We will send home the number of laps your child completed so you can collect pledges and turn in the form with the money collected after the run.

We will count laps like last year. Due to the small track size:

  • 3 laps run=1 lap counted (~1/6-1/4 mi) for 1st through 5th graders
  • 2 run=1 counted (~1/8 mi) for LK and K
  • 1 run=1 for PK (~1/12 mi)

Want to volunteer? Please contact Joan Francis at run@Intlschool.org or 503-452-3971. 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 and Holly Levow, RFA Co-Chairs/Parent Volunteers, run@intschool.org
Julie Jenson and Carolina Barros/Art Teachers
Peter Musselman and Martha Osborne/Music Teachers