It's a birthday celebration! This year's fun run brings a lot of exciting changes and celebrations. On Thursday, September 20th, students will participate in The Skywalker Sprint (formerly known as Laps for Lukas). This year's run is all about celebrating the 30th anniversary of Lukas Elementary (with a 1980s theme) while supporting our amazing school.
The Skywalker Sprint is our primary all-school fundraiser. In the past, proceeds from the run have been used for laptops, the Lukas marquee sign and many other purchases to benefit our school and children. The last two year's money raised was used to help break ground on an new playground. This year, we will, once again, earmark earnings towards continued efforts to provide resources to support Lukas staff as they work to continue to improve the quality of education they provide students. Funds will be donated to Lukas for the creation of a MakerSpace, allowing enhanced STEM learning for our students.
Run day is not just about the students. We encourage parent, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. to come out and run with your students. Don't feel like running? That's OK! We will have plenty of items available for you to be cheerleaders on the sidelines. Extra points if you dress 80's style!
Runners will, once again, receive chipped bibs this year. ALL SKYWALKERS WILL HAVE SHIRTS THIS YEAR! Shirts will come home the day before the run (don't forget to have your student wear them on September 20th!) and the bibs will be passed out at race time.
Lukas PTA and the 2018 Skywalker Sprint committee would like to thank our primary event sponsors: 3W Races and Farmers Insurance - Richard Seymour Agency - G's Local
This year, we have earmarked funds to support Lukas' efforts to implement a MakerSpace in the Library/Media Center. Makerspaces are increasingly being looked to as a method for engaging learners in creative, higher-order problem-solving through hands-on design and construction. These spaces promote inter-disciplinary learning and knowledge, effectively dissolving the artificial barriers that schools create for subject areas by fostering curiosity in learning that will empower students to become creators and innovators.
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