APEX RUN ~ February 3rd -12th

APEX FUN RUN COMING TO VANDERBURG IN FEBRUARY!

We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating in the Apex Fun Run this year as our major fundraiser! The Apex athletes will be with our students from February 3 to February 12 teaching leadership and fitness as we raise pledges to help our school. Please look in your child’s folder and e-mails that will be sent to you as the fun run gets nearer.

Please feel free to visit www.apexfunrun.com to learn about this interactive program that helps schools all over the country raise money, while promoting leadership and fitness. This year’s character theme is Apex Power Up! Students will embark on a journey through space to learn what it takes to be a truly powerful and effective leader. Our 5 Power Up qualities include:

Positive Attitude

Others First

Work Together

Exercise

Responsible

During the Apex Fun Run, students are challenged to get pledges for the laps they will run on Wednesday, February 12 to help our school. Students will run for 30 minutes and will run an average 26-36 laps, with the maximum amount of laps being 36 (each lap is 1/16th of a mile). Sponsors can pledge $1, $2, $5 or any other amount for each lap students run. All participants will receive an access code that allows you to enter pledges online. All students will also receive an Apex jersey for the race!

We will need your help in the following four ways:

 Help connect your child to potential sponsors and help them acquire pledges from family, friends and contacts.

 Ask your child about the character lessons they learn at school each day during the All Star Fun Run program.

 Come to the Apex Fun Run and don’t forget to invite others to attend our fun-filled community event.

 Help volunteer for the race! We need a few parents to help cheer on students and mark jerseys. If you would like to volunteer for your student’s race, please contact Melanie McGIbney at mcgibney@cox.net.

Thank you again for continued support of Vanderburg Elementary School and we are excited to begin this journey with you!

Book Fair ~ January 27- 31th , 2014

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Scholastic Book Fairs works in partnership with Vanderburg Elementary School to bring a special book sale that will excite you and our students about the joy of reading!

In addition to offering the newest books and educational materials, a Book Fair raises funds that provide essential classroom resources and support important school projects. The fair is staffed entirely by school volunteer under the direction of the PTA.

At a Scholastic Book Fair, teachers, parents, and kids can choose from the best and newest books from more than 150 publishers. You’ll find:

  • Paperback editions of the books kids want to read
  • Hardcover books that make wonderful gifts
  • Educational, skill-building software that’s fun
  • Popular series for all ages and reading levels
  • Interactive products from Tangerine Press™ that combine play & learning
  • Kids Are Authors Prize Winners — books written by kids for kids and published by Scholastic Inc.