Terry Fox Run National School Run Day – September 26th

Dear Parents/Guardians:

On Thursday September 26, 2013, students in Kindergarten to grade 6 at Howard PS will be taking part in The Terry Fox National School Run Day (rain date: Friday, Sept 27) .

Many people today have a connection to someone who has cancer so the run can serve as a personal dedication to a friend or relative, as well as necessary fundraising. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the heroic efforts of Terry over the next few weeks and raise much needed funds for cancer research. All monies raised will be forwarded to The Terry Fox Foundation.

A pledge form has been sent home with your child. Any amount of donation is greatly appreciated and donations of $20.00 or more listed on the pledge form with a full name and address are automatically receipted.  Cheques and cash will both be accepted. Please make any cheques payable to The Terry Fox Foundation. Those students unable to bring in donations are welcome to participate in the event.

Please return any pledge forms and all monies by September 26th.

If you choose to donate online, please go to www.terryfox.org . The site is secure and receipts can be printed immediately upon completing your credit card donation.  Simply click on National School Run Day, find our school name and follow the prompts. Your pledge will be included in the school’s total amount of donations. Please be assured that student names remain confidential on the site and are not shared on the internet.

Although teachers are participating and supervising this event, it cannot run successfully without parent volunteers. If you are able to volunteer, please return the bottom portion of this note to your child’s teacher by September 20th. A member of our organizing team will be in contact to arrange how you can help.

We are very pleased to be a part of this year’s Terry Fox Event as we encourage our students to develop a sense of volunteerism and goodwill, while celebrating school spirit. Thank you in advance for your support!

Terry Fox Fundraising Team

Event details:

JK/SK Event at 9:00 or 1:00 in playground

Primary Event at 10:35 in playground

Junior Event at 10:35 beginning in playground and continuing at High Park loop