Mountain Green Elementary held its 3rd annual student Walk-A-Thon on Friday, Sept. 23. Over 450 students from Kindergarten thru 5th grade walked 1/5 or ¼ mile course. Students walked 8047 laps or 1820 miles in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Parent volunteers manned water and snack stations and counted laps completed by students.
The Walk-A-Thon is the primary fund raiser for the Mtn. Green Elementary PTSO. Students gather pledges and their class can earn an ice cream party, pizza party or both depending on how much each class earns. In 2010, all 22 classes at Mtn. Green Elementary earned a class party and the goal for 2011 is the same.
PTSO funds are used to buy library books, field trips, school activities and other teacher needs. Over $8000 has been raised so far and the PTSO goal is $12,000 for this year’s Walk-A-Thon. “Our students, parents and faculty worked hard to make this event a huge success. Thank you to all that helped make it happen.” said Tricia Grow, PTSO President.