We would really like to find folks that can hand out sticks during lunch. We've not been able to offer regular Monday lunch opportunities like last year due to lack of volunteers. We have updated the sign-up genius to include Tuesday and Thursday lunch opportunities. Hopefully with the additional days more people will be available to fill a lunch spot. Details on what is required are included on the sign-up genius main page. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0944afa929a0f94-100mile.
If anyone is not on our parent volunteer distribution and you'd like to be, please send email to Dina and Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com). Thanks!
This month's 2nd Saturday mileage opportunity will be on Saturday, December 9. Come join me for a steep uphill hike in Pence Park. I’ll be at the end of Independence Mountain trail from 9:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. This hike takes the North Loop trail and then heads up Mountain trail for 1.2 miles of continuous (often steep) uphill. At the top there are some spectacular views. The hike down takes the South Loop trail for 1.1 miles of continuous downhill. Because of the incline, the round trip hike will be worth 3 miles. Map and pictures are below. It will roughly take 40 min to 1 hour to make it to the top. Please plan your hike so you arrive at the top during the designated hour. Here's a link to trail reviews: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/colorado/independence-mountain-trail-at-pence-park
The 100 Mile Club at Parmalee is our local implementation of the nationwide 100 Mile Club program. The mission of the 100 mile club is to improve the well-being of children at school through daily physical activity in a noncompetitive, supportive, and inclusive environment. The program provides an opportunity to run or walk 100 miles over the course of the school year. The 100 Mile Club is more than just a running club. It’s an opportunity for students to build self-esteem, develop camaraderie, and learn to be the very best they can be. Visit www.100mileclub.com to learn more.
The 100 Mile Club is for all Parmalee students. Every classroom has a classroom chart with every student's name. Every Parmalee student will be offered an official 100 Mile Club® Challenge Accepted identification card. As miles are accumulated their progress is tracked on the classroom charts. The 100 Mile Club offers an incentive kit for $10. Students are encouraged to register for the incentive kit. When a registered participant reaches 25 miles, he/she will be presented with fantastic T-shirt that is designed to showcase his/her accomplishments! Additional prizes are awarded at 50 and 75 miles. Upon reaching 100 miles, registered participants will receive a gold medal at the end of the school year. All participants will receive an end-of-year certificate that recognizes his/her efforts.
This year we will be have before school meet-ups on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30-8:50am. We're working hard to find volunteers to hand out sticks during Monday recesses. Every 2nd Saturday of the month we'll meet at an off-campus location such as Arrowhead Park, Mount Falcon Park and Clement Park. Please see the Parmalee 100 Mile Club news page above for details.
Any questions can be directed to Susan Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dina Arnott (email@example.com)
Q: What's new for the 2017/2018 school year?
A: This year we are requiring a signed waiver to participate in the morning run sessions. Also new are iron on decals which can be used for marking the milestones on the back of the t-shirt. They will be given out with the milestone rewards. We will also have 150, 200, 250, etc. box decals for anyone reaching 50 increment milestones over 100. We want to encourage students to continue running after hitting the 100 mile mark.
Q: What should I do if the weather seems bad?
A: We will update the Parmalee 100 Mile Club web site by 7:45 am if we need to cancel the morning session due to weather. If school is closed, 100 Mile Club is cancelled. Weather updates will be posted at the top of this page.
Q: How do the sticks work?
A: Our path is a 1/4 mile loop. Upon completion of their first lap students will receive a green stick. Upon completion of their second lap they’ll trade the green stick for a yellow stick. The yellow is traded for a purple on the 3rd lap. The purple is traded for a red on the 4th lap. The red stick equals a mile and is never traded in. On the 5th lap, the student hangs on to their red stick and is given a green stick. If more laps are completed, the green is traded for yellow and so on.
Q: I lost my stick, may I get a replacement?
A: No. Sticks cannot be replaced. We understand it’s upsetting to lose a stick. However, it is the responsibility of each individual to keep track of her/his own sticks so they make it to the classroom storage spot.
Q: I left my previous green/yellow/purple stick in my backpack/classroom/home so I don’t have it for this session, should I go get it?
A: Every morning or recess we will have enough sticks so you can begin fresh with a green stick. Don’t worry. If your stick is in the classroom storage spot, then your laps will be counted. You’re not “starting over” when you begin with green each morning. When the laps are tracked on the classroom chart the various colored sticks will be added up.
Q: What are "mini" miles?
A: Kindergartners run "mini" miles. This means that for every actual mile they run, they are marked for 2 miles on their chart. We do this because Kinders are smaller and they don't have recess on the big playground so are unable to participate at Monday lunch runs. It helps even the playing field. We've found they often reach milestones at roughly the same time as their older siblings if they both participate in the mornings.
Q: I'm a participating family member so don't have a classroom. How do I store my sticks and keep track of miles?
A: For anyone tracking miles but isn't enrolled in school, there is a sheet left out on the bench where you can mark your miles after the morning sessions. If you're name isn't there, feel free to add it. If you've registered and your name isn't there please let us know.
Q: How can I help?
A: We’d really like help like help on Mondays at lunch. The shift is from 10:50-12:40 in order to cover all recesses. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0944afa929a0f94-100mile
Q: What does the $10 I paid go towards?
A: All $10 of the registration fee goes towards purchasing the incentive kit from the 100 Mile Club national program. The incentives include the Challenge Accepted card, t-shirt at 25 miles, gold pencil at 50 miles, bracelet at 75 miles, gold medal at 100 miles and an end of year certificate of miles completed.
Q: When will I receive my milestone reward?
A: We hand out rewards at the Friday morning sessions. If registered participants aren’t there they’ll receive the reward in their classroom.
Q: I attend ACC in the morning. May I run in the mornings?
A: Yes! We have it worked out with that students attending ACC may be released to run if the required paper work has been filled out. Please talk to Mrs. Smith.
Q: I love to see Ms. Davis and Ms. Holden on the playground with us in the morning. (Not actually a question)
A: So do we! We are so excited that they join us in the morning. They are awesome!! We really love seeing family members out on the course as well.