Track and Field Day
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Track and Field Day is a highly-anticipated, all-school event, held each year towards the end of May.  There are over a dozen fun events, ranging from the traditional sprints and jump rope to the crazy shoe kick and watermelon-seed-spit! These events take place on the Armatage Field adjacent to the school and Armatage Community Center. There are two sessions of events, divided into the different grades. To make this event successful each year, we rely on Armatage families to volunteer at the various event stations to help with tasks such as: measuring distances, timing runners, and cheering on our student participants.  Often parents sign up for volunteer slots during one session (morning or afternoon) and watch / cheer their kids during the other.

8:30-10:15 am ... Field Events for PreK, K, 1st, and 2nd Grades
11:30-1:30 pm ... Field Events for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades

The morning session is for PreK through 2nd grades. PreK and Kindergarten’s field day events are supervised by 5th grade volunteers. First and second grade events are supervised by parent volunteers. Parent and family volunteers also run event stations in the afternoon session, which is when 3rd, 4th and 5th graders participate. All volunteers check-in prior to the events to receive instructions for the events they’re volunteering at and for any extra equipment.

Typical Track and Field Day Schedule of Events 
6:00 am Setup
(Placing cones, jump ropes, Hula Hoops, mats for long jump, etc., on the field for the different events.)
7:30 am Volunteer Check-In, Lower Gym
8:00 am All school parade and brief ceremony at the skateboard park
8:30 - 9:45 am Pre-K and Kindergarten events take place with 5th grade escorts
8:30 - 10:15 am 1st and 2nd grade events take place
10:15 - 11:00 am Prepare 3/4/5 grade events & pick all equipment from Pre-K and Kindergarten events
10:45 am Session II Volunteer check-in in lower gym at school
11:20 am-1:40 pm 3rd, 4th and 5th grade events take place
1:40 - 2:00 pm Clean-up
(Picking up the cones and other equipment for the fields, collecting the water jugs, any garbage, etc.)

All volunteers are notified by 7:00am the day of Track and Field if the event is postponed due to rain. The event’s rain date is scheduled the following day.