Saturday, October 8, 2016
WHAT is the Family Fun Walk?
The annual Armatage Family Fun Walk was created in 2007 by a group of enterprising parents with the goals of having fun, celebrating fitness and raising funds for our beloved school. Now the PTA’s largest fundraiser, proceeds from the Family Fun Walk go directly to support classrooms, field trips, and all those extra programs that make Armatage such a vibrant school to attend.
WHEN is the Family Fun Walk?
This year, the Family Fun Walk and Pancake Breakfast will take place, rain, snow or shine, on Saturday, October 8, 2015. Pancakes will be served continuously between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9:00 am, but show up when you can (and leave when you must). The Fun Walk goes until 12:00 noon.
WHERE is the Family Fun Walk?
The Fun Walk begins at the Armatage Park building near the swimming pool. We walk west toward Sheridan, north to 56th Street, east to Penn and then back around to the school. Enjoy a variety of fun activities along the way!
Each lap is .88 a mile. Students are encouraged to walk as many laps as their legs can carry them.
WHO Participates in the Fun Walk?
Everyone. Teachers are there, extended family, community residents and, of course, our students and their families.
We also welcome as many volunteers as we can get to help the Fun Walk run smoothly. If having fun with kids and getting them more active is important to you, please contact ArmatageVolunteers@gmail.com or check the KangaNews for links to online signups. It’s easy to volunteer and participate at the event with your kids simultaneously.
WHAT HAPPENS during the Family Fun Walk?
A lot! In addition to the Pancake Breakfast and the Walk, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities along the walk route, including the Army Crawl, the Wall of Fame, Hula Hoops, Scooters, Hopscotch, and a Bouncy House. You can also join in the Hunt for Foster (our beloved mascot).
WHAT is the Fundraising Goal for this year's Family Fun Walk?
This year’s goal is $35,000 – if each student raises $50, we will reach our goal!
HOW Does the Pledge System Work?
Your student can ask grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and friends for “pledges” for the Armatage Family Fun Walk. Important to know, however, is that pledges are NOT dependent on laps walked around the school. The money pledged is the money the school will receive.
Information and registration packets were sent home in student take-home folders September 10th. Additional packets and forms will be available in the main office, or can be downloaded by clicking the links at the bottom of the page.
The information form outlines details about the event, instructions for parents and students, information on challenges/prizes, and a timeline. Pledges can also be received online for those who find it easier (like those grandparents in Florida). Learn how to set up an online pledge page for your family.
Please encourage your kids to decorate and return their "race bibs" as soon as possible. The classroom to turn in the highest percentage of their bibs by September 26th will win a bagel breakfast!
WHAT PRIZES Can My Student/s Win?
Prizes this year will be primarily focused on total results by classroom (as noted above). Participants in the walk will receive prizes for their participation, and students will submit a raffle ticket for each lap they complete, for a chance to win a slack line!
HOW DID WE DO in Previous Years?
Check the links to see the wrap-up pages from previous years' events:
2011 | 2012 | 2013
WHO Can Answer My Questions?
Please direct any questions to event chair Becky Dosse at Becky.Dosse@hotmail.com
2501 W. 56th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Telephone: 612.668.3180 | Fax: 612.668.3190