Race for Education
February 24 and 25, 2021
Dear Elementary School Parents,
It’s time for Race for Education!
Race for Education is our annual jog-a-thon. This year will be our 17th Annual Race! While it will have to be slightly different due to COVID-19, we are very excited to be able to offer this fun, all-elementary event. Unfortunately, this year will be a STUDENT ONLY event, with students remaining in their cohorts as they get their laps checked and spend time on the obstacle course.
Race is sponsored by the VCS Elementary PTF to raise funds for items not typically covered by the school’s operating budget. Funds from previous Races have paid for the Makerspace, the Science Lab, new computers, PE equipment, new sound and lighting for the Chapel, and many of our flex seating opportunities.
This year, we have the privilege of supporting Village’s expanded use of our incredible Elementary Aides. We could not have opened for on-campus learning without adding personnel, which was both unexpected and unbudgeted we navigated ever-changing COVID-related regulations and guidelines. Our teachers could not provide the same level of instruction for their in-class and virtual students without our Aides. Now, we have the opportunity to assist the school with this critical COVID-related need that directly benefit every elementary student.
We believe that God will provide beyond our wildest dreams and will continue to bless VCS through our amazing parents. Please share the sign-up info with your family members and friends to ensure your student feels supported and encouraged. We continue to stand in humble awe of what our mighty God will accomplish through your generosity.
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.
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 the science lab, classroom SMART Boards, new computers, PE equipment, a new sound and lighting system for the Chapel, as well as many of our flex seating opportunities. This year, we are partnering with The Legacy Campaign to support the initiatives that will benefit our elementary students and teachers both now and in the future.
How does it work?
Race for Education utilizes an online platform run by Pledgestar. This service allows your child to collect sponsors by sharing a unique weblink. Friends and family can click the link and offer support as a pledge per lap or as a flat donation. Cash and check donations made out to Village Christian School will also be accepted through the Elementary Office.