• Dragon Dash Fun Run

    Arcola Elementary School is very excited to host our fourth Fun Run (powered by Boosterthon) to help us meet our fundraising goals for the year! The Boosterthon Fun Run is a fun, nine-day program that combines world-class character content with a highly profitable fundraiser for the school.

    Pledging opens September 24th, a Student Pep Rally will be held on October 1st to kick off the Dragon Fun Run pledging, and Dragon Dash Fun Run will be on October 10th. 

    Last year Arcola Elementary School was able to raise $40,000 that was used to help purchase laptops, S.T.E.M based learning resources, fund teacher classroom libraries, contribute to Teacher Appreciation Week, and help the PTA fund school events. Our goal for this year is $40,000 and the use of the money will be the same as what is listed above. 

    Each student will receive a free t-shirt on the day of the fun run thanks to our 18 Fun Run sponsors. Their laps will be tallied by volunteers on the backs of the shirts. Parents are encouraged to attend the Fun Run, create signs to encourage our runners, and volunteer to hand out water and mark tallies. We are hoping to create a pep rally type of feel for all grades as they run their laps. 

    If you are interested in volunteering please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4baea82aa57-20198

    • K & 1st Grade run time is 9:30am-10:30am
    • 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade run time is 8:30am-9:30am 
    • 4th Grade and 5th Grade run time is 12:30pm-1:30pm
    In case of rain on October 10th, the following schedule will be in place and all students will run a Glow Run in the gym:
    • 8:00-9:00 5th Grade
    • 9:00-9:30 KA, KF, KC
    • 9:30-10:30 3rd Grade
    • 10:30-11:30 2nd Grade
    • 12:00-1:00 1st Grade
    • 1:00-1:30 KC, KD, KE
    • 1:30-2:30 4th Grade
    Glow Run Admin dinosaur race will be TBD. 

    What Teachers Will Do

    The week leading up to the Dragon Dash Fun Run, teachers will discuss and show their classes an array of 60+ character videos covering topics such as PBIS standards, S.T.E.A.M, 7 Healthy Habits, Social/Emotional Learning, and Fitness Exercise. These videos help transition students to the Mind Spark Mystery Lab where they will learn about six character traits and will continue to review these character traits from the 1st through the 10th. These six character traits are honesty, gratitude, generosity, kindness, and humility. Teachers will also promote students getting pledges daily in through student Agendas.

    What Parents and Students will Do

    October 1st marks the start of our Dragon Dash Fun Run pledge collection. Students will attend a fun pep rally led by Boosterthon, where they will learn about the Mind Spark Wild West Sequel Theme, how pledging works, and receive a pledge book to take home. The students, with parental help, will create a Student Star Video which is a fun and effective way to ask for pledges.  Families simply upload a picture of their child/children, and they instantly become the star of a hilarious video that politely asks viewers for a pledge. We ask that you share this video via e-mail or on social media to as many friends and family members as possible. 

    What the PTA Will Do

    Leading up to the Fun Run starting on September 26th and going until October 10th, plan to receive e-blast, emails, see social media posts, receive phone blasts, and see daily agenda reminders to collect pledges. Please be understanding of all these means of promotion for our Dragon Dash and know that these few weeks give Arcola the means to pay for many things throughout the rest of the school year. In committing to this fundraiser, we avoid asking you/your child(ren) to sell things like wrapping paper and cookie dough. This is the only school wide fundraiser and we need your help and support to make it successful.

    50 State Pledge Incentive

    Arcola students, staff, and parents are in for a real treat. If we collect a pledge from all 50 states we will watch our three awesome administrators compete in a race of their own dressed in blow up T-Rex costumes. The time will be about 1:30 outside on the large track after our 4th and 5th grade students have run. You won’t want to miss this race!


    Fun Run Shirt Design

    Thank you to Mr. Chris Morris, our art teacher, who designed the front of the shirt and to all of our sponsors for their support.

     Fun Run Shirt   Fun Run Shirt

    A special thank you to our 2019 Fun Run Sponsors:

    Premier Level Sponsor:
    Omar Orthodontics
    Gold Sponsors:
    Huntington Learning Center
    Stone Ridge Orthodontics
    Allergy, Asthma & Sinus of NOVA
    Code Ninjas
    Silver Sponsors:
    Dream on Dance
    Good Beginnings School
    South Riding Dance
    Creative Dance Center
    Aldie Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
    Bronze Sponsors:
    Pediatric Dentistry of South Riding
    Maple Lawn Montessori
    Little Gym
    Aviary Boutique
Last Modified on October 2, 2019