Tuesdays and Thursdays during Lunch Recess, students in grades 1-5 are given the opportunity to participate in our Junior Jogger program. To participate, students are given a scan card from their classroom teacher, and then run laps around our “Junior Jogger Track.” After each lap, students' cards are scanned and their laps and mileage updated by our online program.
Not only are the students rewarded with a healthier mind and body, this year they will receive toe tags after completing a full card (they will get a necklace after their first card to hold them). Each lap is approximately 1/6 of a mile, and a full card is 30 laps or 5 miles. (Last year we had a student that ran over 60 miles during Junior Joggers!) After completing 4 cards (120 laps) joggers are given a coupon for a free Smoothie from Jamba Juice. After completing 5 cards (150 laps) they are given a Junior Jogger water bottle. After 6 cards (180 laps) students are rewarded with a Junior Jogger t-shirt and the honor of making it onto the Wall of Fame. Students who make it to the Wall of Fame get their picture taken in their new shirt, and this picture is then hung in the hallway on our Junior Jogger Bulletin Board.
We are so excited to partner this year with Jamba Juice as our healthy food option. Thanks to them, our students are rewarded with a healthy snack to help re-fuel their bodies.
If you are available to come scan cards (or just run with the kids) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30-12:30, we would love to have your help. As always, please be sure to have your volunteer paperwork turned in at the office and to check in there first, before heading out to help.