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McDonald School’s Move-a-Thon is this Friday

What do you think? Comments Off October 17, 2011 at 3:44PM

Photo credit: McDonald Elementary School PTA

McDonald Elementary School is preparing for their biggest annual fundraiser.

On Friday, October 21, 2011 McDonald students will participate in the school’s second annual Move-a-Thon. The children – most in kindergarten or first grade – will walk or run laps at Wallingford Playfield to raise money for the school, while parents, friends, and neighbors cheer them on. This year, the Mariner Moose will also be on hand.

“This is our budding new school’s major fall fundraiser. We hope to be able to fund programs that will greatly enhance our children’s scholastic experience,” said Move-a-Thon organizer Jennifer Sill-Reichert in a press release from the school. “We are coming together as a community to make a difference. And the kids get to play a role in all this and have fun at the same time!”

McDonald Elementary, which opened just last year in the Lincoln High School building (4400 Interlake Ave N), has tripled in size this year to 190 students and serves children in grades K-5 from Wallingford, Green Lake, and the University District.

This year McDonald was designated an international school; its curriculum is modeled on that of nearby John Stanford International School.  The school will move to its permanent location at 114 NE 54th St in fall 2012, after renovation of the building is complete.

The McDonald PTA has a Move-a-Thon fundraising goal of $40,000, which will support programs that more-established schools already have, while keeping true to the values at McDonald: EDUCATION, TEAMWORK, HEALTH, COMMUNITY.

The PTA also is seeking local businesses to sponsor the Move-a-Thon. The many benefits for sponsors are listed on the McDonald PTA website.

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