Welcome To Running Club!
We are so excited to start our 2017-2018 Carlson Running Club! We are looking forward to meeting our new runners and seeing our returning runners. We cannot wait to begin the fun, watch you become more skilled runners and grow as a team. If you plan on participating in Running Club please read the enclosed information and return the slip attached to your classroom teacher by Friday, November 17th.
This year we will be changing the schedule to mornings. While we understand that this may cause some schedule conflicts and ultimately decrease our attendance/participation, we are needing to make this change given a variety of schedule conflicts that exist with our sponsors. As well, we have spoken to several surrounding schools that have moved to the morning routine and have found it to be easier to manage. We apologize if this new schedule prevents your child from participating, but know that there are a host of opportunities to participate in other activities through the school.
When: Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:00 2nd and 3rd quarter. (3rd quarter we also have races against other Chandler schools-schedule to come). Our first practice will be Monday, November 27th. A practice schedule will be sent home in the near future.
Check-In and Release: Children will check in at the tables on the basketball court at 7:30 and immediately line up in their squads (to be determined first day) to begin stretching. One of our RC sponsors will stretch them and start students running. Students who start their morning off in Kids Express will need to ask their teacher to release them to the basketball court in time for check-in. Students will be released from Running Club practice at 8:05 to the playground area.
Cost: This year, the fee is $10 for every student involved in Running Club. This fee will cover the cost of Running Club, tee shirt and district races.
Rainy Day: Running Club will be cancelled on rainy days. The front office will try to make an announcement as soon as possible should there be a cancellation.
Behavior Policy: The rules for Running Club are strictly enforced to ensure the safety of all participants. Each Running Club student is allowed two violations. When the third violation occurs, the student will be asked to leave Running Club for the remainder of the season.
Running Club District Races:
Thursday, January 25th @ 3:45PM at Tumbleweed Park (Riggs, Patterson, Carlson, Sanborn, Auxier)
Thursday, February 8th @ 3:45PM at Tumbleweed Park (Carlson, Bologna, Freedom, Riggs, Haley, Basha AMS)
* Carlson Will Cohost this Race with Bologna Elementary
Tuesday, February 20th @ 3:45PM at Tumbleweed Park (Hull, Basha AMS, Ryan, Patterson, Carlson, Auxier, Shumway, Frye)