Race for Education
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Dear Elementary School Parents,
This year marks our 13th Annual Race for Education fundraising event. This annual event is full
of family fun and is 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 generous donations
from families and friends. Students learn that their efforts running as
many laps as they can translate into very real enrichment of their education.
My own father taught me many years ago that you can’t out-give God.
I am convinced that this will be our most successful Race ever and that
God will continue to richly bless the efforts of the Village community.
Within a few weeks, your child(ren) will come home with a packet containing
information regarding this year’s event. It will provide a timetable
and necessary forms for Race. Please review the information and return
any specified forms promptly. You are the reason Race is so successful
year after year.
We are praying for sunny weather, good runners and the Lord’s blessing on our 13th Race. Thank you for the part you play and your support of Village Christian
2017 RFE GOAL
New Sound and Lighting Systems for the Chapel
We are very excited to be moving forward with the modernization of our
Chapel. This iconic Village building is used weekly by our Elementary
students as they worship the Lord in song and praise and learn about Him
through grade-specific devotions. The sound and lighting systems are in
desperate need of updating. Our hope is that the “new and improved”
Chapel will enhance the devotion and worship experience for your students.
In previous years, the Race for Education Goal has supported multiple aspects
of our STEAM program. New PE equipment, the ST Math Program, Science Lab,
SMARTBoards, computers for teachers, and the Teaching Garden have all
been supported by Race funds. To better empower our students as they learn
and worship the Lord, the 2017 Race Goal will support a refurbishment
of the Chapel sound and lighting systems.
Village has the privilege and opportunity to not only grow your students
academically and physically, but spiritually as well. Having an upgraded
venue for that spiritual growth will tremendously add to the students’
The funds provided by Race for Education, sponsored by the Village Christian
Elementary Parent Teacher Fellowship, are a huge blessing to our students
and teachers. Each year, our staff stands in humble awe of the generosity
of our families and their relatives and friends. Race allows our programs
to expand, grow and be the very best they can be. We believe we will not
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 Thursday, March 9, 2017, on the VCS campus.
What is the purpose?
This event 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 classroom
computer clusters, SMARTBoards and Response Systems, the ST Math Program,
Elementary Science Lab, new computers, printers and monitors for our teachers,
and exercise equipment for our Physical Education program. This year,
we are raising money to update the student Chapel.
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: