It seems like Blake’s new school has some sort of event going on every week. Dr. Seuss day. College Day. Board Game Day. Super Hero Day. Rainbow Day. Health and Fitness Week. Science Fair. Open House. Kindergarten Orientation. Spring Spruce Up. Parent Teacher Conferences. We’ve only lived here two months and all of those things have happened. If it weren’t for the frequent email reminders they send, I wouldn’t remember most of it.
I caught on quickly that the annual Jog-a-Thon fundraiser was a big deal. The students spent weeks raising money for school-wide technology and PTA programs and the Jog-a-Thon culminated all of their hard work.
Each grade ran at a different time and of course the first grade time slot was bright and early at 8:15am. We hustled out the door to cheer Blake on from the sidelines.
Blake looped around and around and gave us high fives each time he passed. Nash was his biggest cheerleader.
The event was huge. Water stations. Balloons. Personal trainers. Photographers. A local radio DJ. Each class was given a color and the students tie-dyed their t-shirts to coordinate. As an added bonus, every student who raised money got to enter a raffle for prizes. Blake only entered one measly ticket based on the dollar amount he raised. In a school with 1200 students, his ticket was drawn for 1 of 30 prizes! He burst through the door absolutely beaming. He won two passes to a local indoor family fun center and he can’t wait to bring his best buddy, Nash.