Friday, November 22, 2019
, the students and staff at Gilles-Sweet Elementary School will participate in the 15th annual
. This year in addition to collecting food items for the Fairview Park Hunger Center, our PTA will be collecting pledges. These pledges will help our PTA continue to offer and support the many terrific programs we have here at Gilles-Sweet. The PTA is looking for Turkey Trot pledges to help them maintain the level of support they have done in the past. Although pledges are not mandatory, they are greatly appreciated.
The entry fee for the
is one (or more) canned food item that can be turned into the classroom teacher. Any student who is unable to bring in a canned food item will still be able to participate.
In the past we have had each student return a permission slip to participate in the Turkey Trot, however this year we are making a change. If you do not want your student to participate in the Turkey Trot please sign and return the permission slip that will be sent home with your student. You do not need to return it if your child is participating.
As we continue to focus on improving our health, wellness and physical activity at Gilles-Sweet we are striving for 100% participation this year. Please remember all students can walk the course, they do not need to run. We have the Turkey Trot rain or shine so please make sure students dress appropriately for the weather.
Prizes are as follows:
Turkey: First place boy and girl in each grade
Gift Cards: First, second, third, fourth, and fifth place boy and girl in each grade.
Along with the students, several staff members will participate in the
. Parents and guardians are also invited to participate in the
We need parent volunteers the day of the run to stand along the course to help identify the course. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Dana Bell firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to staff and parent volunteers, we have the middle school and/or high school Cross Country team to assist the students with the course.
Turkey Trot Race Times
9:15-9:45 First Grade
9:45-10:15 Second Grade
10:15-10:45 Third Grade
12:45-1:30 Fourth Grade
1:30-2:15 Fifth Grade
All lunch and recess times will remain the same.
If you have any questions, please call the Gilles-Sweet office at (440) 356-3525.