Lee Cougars One Step at a Time Pedometer Challenge
UPDATE #2: WE NEED 75 SOCIAL MEDIA SHARES BY 3/27 TO QUALIFY FOR THE GRAND PRIZES! PLEASE HELP OUT AND SHARE AWAY!! // UPDATE #1: WOW! - we reached our goal! Thank you.
ROBERT E LEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
District: DALLAS ISD
UPDATE #2: WE NEED 75 SOCIAL MEDIA SHARES BY 3/27 TO QUALIFY FOR THE GRAND PRIZES! PLEASE HELP OUT AND SHARE AWAY!! // UPDATE #1: WOW! - we reached our goal! Thank you. Any additional donations will go toward purchasing line striping equipment so Coach can set up playing fields and/or mark walking/running courses for students, their families, and neighbors. Thanks again for supporting the Lee Cougars. // Robert E Lee Elementary is a small school with big ideas about health. At the top of our list is to create a “Campus Culture” centered on wellness. Last year we held a successful 'Water Bottle Warrior' challenge to provide all teachers and staff with customized water bottles to help them promote the fundamental goal of drinking more water by modeling this healthy behavior to students in the classroom and throughout the building. This year for our "It's time Texas" fundraising goal we are focusing on our students. As part of ongoing school-wide participation in the Mayor's fitness initiative, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be taking part in a pedometer challenge later this year. We want to get our younger students in on the activity monitoring action, too -- but we need pedometers for them to do it! We are raising funds to purchase 150 'Lee Cougar' branded pedometers, enough for every student in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade to have one. We understand the importance of exercise and physical activity for the students academic success and overall well-being. Having every student in the school equipped with a pedometer or equivalent monitoring device will allow us to set up school-wide walking challenges this spring, and after. We plan to organize a 'bike or walk to school day' to support this challenge and to provide another way to emphasize the fun and benefits of activity. This fund-raising challenge will strengthen and promote a culture of fitness and activity at Lee Elementary, and the pedometers will motivate the students to exercise more at school and at home with their families.
Partial Funding Plan
While the goal is to ensure every student at the school has a pedometer or other activity monitoring device, if we do not reach the fundraising goal we will purchase as many pedometers as we can to be shared among the targeted K-2 students.