KIDSMARATHON

10/13/2017 - 3 miles logged and running continues...

CONGRATS to all our RUNNERS!   We have completed 3 miles over the last two weeks and can't wait to keep this up for the next two weeks. We will be running Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday so please make sure your runners are wearing sneakers to school those days.

If you are interested in seeing your child's progress and have an account, visit Student Lap Tracker.  If you don't have an account , please email Erica Barron with your name, your email address and your child's name.

 

10/3/2017 - RUNNING STARTS TODAY

Get your sneakers ready, the marathon starts...  Kids will be running Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week for the month of October! This week they will run two laps each day (1/2 mile)!! Thanks to all those that have signed their kids up and who are helping to scan laps!

There is still time to volunteer, please navigate to iVolunteer to sign up.

Not sure when your little one runs, use this schedule:

Kindergarten 10:40 – 11:10
Second Grade 11:30 – 12:00
First Grade 12:10 – 12:40
Third Grade 12:50 -1:20
Fourth Grade 1:10- 1:40
Fifth Grade 1:40 – 2:10


Rod Dixon's Kid's Marathon is coming back to DFS for its FIFTH straight year!

Do you think your kids can complete a marathon? They CAN do it, and we will show them how!  This program will allow them to run or walk their way to 26.2 miles in just 10 weeks.

NEW THIS YEAR

Our program starts this fall... Beginning Tuesday, October 3rd for the month and then resumes again in March 2018 when the snow has melted.  A Pumpkin Theme will start this fall!  Track your pumpkins along with themed incentive prizes as they finish 5 miles.  Prizes for 13.1 miles AND 20 miles will be awarded in the spring!

To sign up for this year's Kid's Marathon program , please download this form and return to your child's tearcher by Friday, September 29, 2017.

Parents, encourage your kids to participate in the DFS Kid’s Marathon!

DFS kids will learn the fun of staying healthy and fit! Your child will gain confidence from setting a goal, seeing it through, and becoming a WINNER by FINISHING a total of 26.2 miles! No experience is necessary! The kids just need a willingness to get their bodies moving. They will get in shape for activities by completing laps at recess.  They can chat with their friends while they walk or run and will still have plenty of time to enjoy recess after their laps are completed for the day.


All students will receive a Student Lap Tracker ID card.

ID cards will be scanned at the end of each lap, and completed laps will quickly add up! Parents can view their kid’s progress from home at studentlaptracker.com. Parent volunteers will be needed to help organize and encourage kids at recess. Be on the lookout for the iVolunteer sign-up.


Final Mile Event: Date will be announced in the Spring

DFS students will join together behind our school banner and march around Trumbull High stadium, just like in the Olympics!  Kid’s Marathoners will be awarded a medal and a t-shirt! (Don’t worry if you can’t attend the final mile. Do the training at recess, add some extra laps the final week, pay the fee – and your awards will be picked up for you! You are still a WINNER!)


To learn more about this incredible program, you can visit Rod Dixon's website or you can download a PowerPoint presentation with more information. 

Email Cathleen Kosak, our DFS PTA Health and Wellness Chairperson, with any questions.


Archives:

May 22, 2017

Congratulations!  They did it!  They are KiDSMARATHONERS!  Our DFS students shined bright in their Final Mile at THS.  At about 230 students, they were the largest group in attendance and represented DFS well.  Thank you to our kids who show determination, perseverance, and how to HAVE FUN while making healthy choices and staying active.  You are positive role models for us all!
 
It was wonderful having our huge cheering section of parents and fans in purple! Fantastic cowbelling!  Our DFS Father's Club Dads showed up in a big way to help keep all the kids safe on the course! Jodi Martins: thanks for showing huge school spirit as our Dolphin Mascot! And thanks to Jen Kehley for the photos. We are  grateful to Mr. Kunschaft for coming to support our young marathoners!  
 
A very special thank you to Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. Feola, Mr. Clements, Mrs. Ely, Coach K, and ALL the wonderful DFS teachers for supporting the KiDSMARATHON program with enthusiasm and patience. Our kids are so very fortunate!
 
It takes a village!  Thank you to the DFS PTA Executive Board,  Vivian Munoz, and Jen Knight.    Our Parent Lap Scanners…DFS parents just know how to SHOW UP!  Thank you one and all!
 
And to our SUPER KiDSMARATHON Volunteers - the moms who make it all come together -  Our amazing Health and Wellness Committee Co-Chair, Christine Wadhams, and the wonderful team of tireless moms:  Erica Barron, Fran Basbagill, MaryEllen Butler, Carrie Hall, Joanne Johnson, Jen Lafaille, Jen Marrone, and Laura Whitacre.  Ladies, it simply couldn’t be done without you!  There are not enough words….THANK YOU THE MOST!
 
“Finishing is Winning…Winning is Finishing!"