Race for Education
February 23, 2018
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Dear Elementary School Parents,
This year marks our 14th Annual Race for Education. This annual fundraising event is full of family
fun and an enormous blessing for our students. Race allows our school
to come together for fellowship, exercise, friendly competition, and support
of a worthy cause. The Village community outdoes itself every year to
raise substantial funds for school programs through the generous donations
of their families and friends. Students learn that their efforts running
as many laps as they can translates into very real enrichment to their
education. My own father taught me many years ago that you can’t
out give God. I am convinced this will be our most successful Race ever,
and that God will continue to richly bless the efforts of the Village
We are praying for sunny weather, good runners, and the Lord’s blessing on our 14th Race. Thank you for the part you play and your support of Village Christian
2018 RFE GOAL
21st Century Classrooms
We are very excited to be moving forward with our innovative 21st Century Classrooms. As we have started to transition many of our classrooms
into flex seating areas for learning, we are thrilled to see the increased
enthusiasm and engagement of our students. The money from Race will enable
us to provide the latest state-of-the-art furniture, technology, and other
learning advantages for our students.
In previous years, the Race for Education Goal has supported multiple aspects
of our STEAM program. New PE equipment, the science lab, Smartboards,
computers for teachers, the Teaching Garden, and the new chapel sound
and lighting systems have all been supported by Race funds. To better
empower our students as they learn and grow, the classroom improvements
will start them on the road to increased collaboration, critical-thinking
opportunities, and differentiated learning. As students study in “real
world” environments, they can take control of their own learning
and grow in many different ways.
The funds provided by the Race for Education, sponsored by the Village
Christian Elementary Parent Teacher Fellowship, have been a huge blessing
to our students and teachers. Each year, our staff stands in humble awe
of the generosity of our families, their relatives, and friends. Race
allows our programs to expand, grow, and be the very best that they can
be. We believe that we cannot only achieve, but exceed this year’s
$30,000 goal with your help and God’s blessings. Join us in helping
each and every Village student thrive!
What is the Race for Education?
Race for Education is our annual Elementary jog-a-thon. Students walk or
run laps around a 1/6th-mile area for approximately one hour. There is
also an obstacle course. Students are divided into teams based on grade
level, with grades JK-2 completing their laps in the first race and grades
3-5 completing their laps in the second race.
When does this year's Race take place?
This year’s race is Friday, February 23, 2018, on the VCS campus.
What is the purpose?
Race for Education is a fundraiser that provides a fun way for students
to participate in advancing their own education. This program helps VCS
Elementary PTF raise funds for needed items that are not typically covered
by the school’s general operating budget. Funds from previous Races
have paid for the science lab, classroom SMART Boards, new computers,
PE equipment, and last year, a new sound and light system for the Chapel.
This year, we are raising money for outfitting our classrooms as 21st Century learning spaces.
How does it work?
Students ask sponsors to contribute funds based on the number of laps they
complete (for example, $1 per lap). Or if preferred, sponsors can make
a flat donation.
Sponsor sheets and contact information will be included in an information
packet sent home in the upcoming weeks.
Who should my student ask to be a sponsor?
Potential sponsors may be family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles,
cousins) living nearby or out of state. Close friends, neighbors, or people
you do business with can all be a great source of sponsorship. We ask
that students do not solicit strangers (door-to-door solicitation is discouraged).
How can I support the Race?
We encourage parents, family members, and friends to support Race for Education
by sponsoring their student with a per-lap or flat donation. We also welcome
and encourage volunteers to help prior to Race with some organizational
tasks and on the day of the event as well. Please feel free to join your
child during their race time.
If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about RFE, please email: