Family Fun Walk

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 13th. 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, etc. You can also join in the Hunt for Foster (our beloved mascot). This year will also feature a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new construction of Armatage to the public. At 11:30 join Principal Franks and the MPS superintendent as they cut the ribbon on the beautiful new entry. Then follow them into the new cafeteria for FREE pizza and ice cream.

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.

You can donate online anytime right here!

Information and registration packets were sent home in student take-home folders the third week of September. 

The information form on the packet outlines details about the event, instructions for parents and students, information on challenges/prizes, and a timeline. 

Please encourage your kids to decorate and return their "race bibs" as soon as possible. 

WHAT PRIZES Can My Student/s Win?

Prizes this year will be primarily focused on total results by classroom (as noted above). On the day of the Family Fun Walk, kids will receive prizes for their participation, and students will submit a raffle ticket for each lap they complete, for a chance to win Target gift cards.

HOW ELSE Can I help?

We are looking for volunteers for this years Family Fun Walk. The Family Fun Walk is Armatage's largest fund raiser of the year and it doesn't happen without volunteer support. If you can donate your time the day of it would be super helpful to making a successful event for our children and their school.
 

WHO Can Answer My Questions?
Please direct any questions to event chair Jazz Sommers at jazz.sommers@gmail.com

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