Hey, Tosa East Towne Residents!
Some of you may know where Roosevelt School is. Yeah, that one on 73rd and Wright. This fall, we held the first ever Roosevelt Fun Run as a fundraiser for the PTA. The kids got sponsors for each lap they could run and then, on October 1st, they ran. And let me tell you, they ran!
When I went in to the lunchroom to explain the Fun Run to the kids and pep them up, I helped them out by doing some math. Five thousand dollars is a lot of money. It can be overwhelming. But I broke it down. I asked them if $10 was a lot of money. A resounding “No!” rang through the cafeteria. But there are almost 500 kids there, so we did the math. “What is $10 times 500?” Shouts of “5,000!” echoed. So if each kid brought in only $10, we would raise $5,000! The ooohs and ahhhhs dissolved into quiet contemplation as the students thought about how easy that could be. How doable!
Did you know that your Tosa East Towne membership funds add up as well? Each family membership is only $8. Eight dollars isn’t very much. But it adds up. It adds up to funding the Block Party, Movie Night, Holiday Cookie Exchange, and Spring Egg Hunt. Your contributions fuel the machine that is our neighborhood association. (more…)