Panther Run 2023-2024
This year we are excited to have the addition of Middle Schoolers and a brand new track to have our yearly fundraising event. We are hoping to use the new track to have a color run for our middle schools, while our elementary school children will continue to have their normal run.
We are moving away from big purchases and more into the funds benefiting the programs we bring to the school. Members will have the opportunity to vote on any purchases at our general meetings. Our goal for this year is to bring more beneficial assemblies and programming to the school.
OUR 2022/2023 FUNDRAISING GOAL
This was our 4th year of working with Boosterthon and with our restrictions and ongoing construction, we were still able to raise $29,500!!! This money was used to purchase new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) equipment as well as Specials ( Art, Music, and P.E.) equipment, with some left over for new murals once construction is completed.
Panther Run initially began at our school in 2013 to raise money for some of the bigger ticket items to benefit the school. In 2019 we switched from an all PTA run event to using Boosterthon and we exceeded our fundraising goal, raising more than we ever had! We were able to purchase new printers for every classroom teacher and several other support staff members as well AND we purchased a book vending machine. Historically the money raised from this event has purchased the installation of mounted ceiling projectors into every classroom, giving the teachers ease of use and creating an interactive learning experience. We have also been able to purchase three water bottle filling stations as well as stencils and paint to create playground/recess games on the sidewalks/courts. In addition, we've purchased new rugs for the Kindergarten classrooms. We have purchased and installed outdoor classroom areas, with cushioned seats, outdoor benches and large sunshades to create a fun chance to continue learning outdoors, but to protect from the Florida heat. ALL of these purchases ARE NOT covered by the district for schools.