Westlake Elementary School Fun Run raises money and spirits

Students from Westlake Elementary School were able to enjoy nice autumn weather on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and they did so for a good cause. The Westlake Elementary School PTA hosted its inaugural All 4 One Fun Run to raise money for student enrichment. The school exceeded its goal and was able to raise $30,000 to help support educational programming at WES.

“We are so grateful for the tremendous relationship we have with our PTA and parents, and we are very thankful that they were able to put together such an amazing event and raise so much money to help our school and our students,” said Beth Dagostino, grades 3-4 principal.

The Fun Run had students run, walk, skip, dance or any combination of movements around two tracks in the school parking lot. Each student was encouraged to complete 30-35 laps. Money was raised by students and from local sponsors.

“Thank you to all of the area businesses that sponsored and participated in this event; it could not have been such a success without your help,” said Dagostino. “Having such an amazing outcome in the first year was more than we could have hoped for, and we are excited to see how it will grow year after year.”

In addition to the fun run, the event also had a sensory station for students who are easily overstimulated as well as an alternative course for our students with adaptive needs. Other events led up to the day of the event, including character building through a goal of the day, a hero fit dance challenge, classroom goal incentives, adaptive programming and a daily information huddle.

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 9:24 AM, 11.05.2019