Fred Assam Elementary Buddy Walk supporters!
Just wanted to say thanks so much to those of you who attended/supported the Buddy Walk this year! It really meant a lot to our families! Here's a little recap of the day:
Buddy walk 2010 was a HUGE success! Thanks fo EVERYONE for their support! We had nearly 1,000 walkers this year, and our profit will blow you away . . . ready?
Last year, we made $12,000.... and this year nearly $25,000! Woo Hoo!
Thanks to our sponsors, attendees, volunteers, committee members and amazing individuals with Down syndrome who give use something to celebrate every day!
Carin put together a video of some photos from the day. If you are not a fan of "New Directions Down Syndrome Association" on Facebook, the video is on YouTube for everyone to enjoy! (Photos courtesy of Ryan Larson Photography and other attendees.)
Here is the YouTube link! Enjoy the video!
Carin & Teresa
Rylee & Mariah and Families
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Donuts for Dads was delightful!! Many dads came to school and shared a quick donut breakfast with their children. Along with Donuts for Dads, it happened to be Crazy Day for the homecoming week celebrations, so lots of us are dressed crazy! I took lots of pictures that morning ~ if you would like any of my photos, please let me know. I can e-mail that to you! In case you don't recognize me ~ I'm the crazy principal in the long blonde wig!! I'm pleased to introduce you to my dad and his companion ~ Silas! Silas in a 12 year old Yorkie who goes everywhere my dad goes. I was amazed that Silas would have nothing to do with me while I was in the blonde wig! Even my dad had to admit that he didn't recognize me until I spoke to him ~ then he knew my voice! A few students were still wondering if it really was me throughout the day!
Monday, September 27, 2010
LOTS of jerseys today! Football, baseball, soccer, hockey ~ you name it! We had it!! The Vikings fans totally out-numbered any other team.
Tuesday ~ CRAZY day
Wednesday ~ pajama day
Thursday ~ color day; JK/Kdg - purple; 1st - blue; 2nd - green; 3rd - yellow; 4th - orange; 5th - red.
Friday ~ spirit day!!! GO LYNX!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Whenever I get an invitation to attend a student's activity ~ I try to go! I've been to car racing, drag racing . . . and just recently I discovered the sport of dirt bike racing. In these pictures, Jorden, a 5th grade student at Fred Assam Elementary, is participating in the Motocross. He also races in flat track, hare scramble, and super cross racing. During the winter, he even races on the ice.