Stocklmeir Panda's Running Club
* Running Club is brought to you by the Stocklmeir PTA.
Stocklmeir Panda's Running Club is a fun, voluntary activity for students in all Grades. Kinders run in the mornings with their class - while grades 1-5 run on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during lunch hours. In the event of a Tuesday or Thursday cancellation, we will run on Friday.
- Tuesdays and Thursdays
- 12:00-12:30 Grades 1 and 3
- 12:45-1:15 Grades 2, 4, 5
- Stocklmeir Running Track
Sign-Up to Help with Running Club:
How Does it Work?
Parent volunteers set up a 1/4 mile running loop on the running track beside the blue play structure. Running club is upgraded this year with a new barcode system called EzScan. Each student in the running club receives a card with a personalized barcode. As a student completes one lap, he/she scans the barcode on our Ipads. ( Parent volunteers will be there to help the students) . The students complete as many laps as possible during the allotted time.
After completing 20 laps, students will receive ribbons. Ribbons are per 5 miles and are sequenced in the colors of the rainbow. We have milestone awards for 50, 75, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 miles. As children progress to higher miles, we will add additional awards.
From this year, as we can scan your barcode, we can carry your mileage forward all the way to 5th Grade. At the end of each grade, students will get a certificate congratulating him/her on all the miles completed during that year. If your child is leaving during the year please let us know so that we can present them with a record of their mileage.
Why run with Stocklmeir PTA Running Club?
Running is healthy and fun! We encourage a friendly atmosphere where students work together to meet personal goals. Students are recognized for their running accomplishments; both individually and as a class. Accomplishments will be recognized in many ways such as toe tokens and ribbons for 5-mile intervals, a medal for 50 miles, 100-mile awards, and recognition of each student who runs over 25 miles during the school year.
Other Important Information:
- Parents are welcome to join their children at running club! If you'd like a nice run, join the students but please ensure you have completed your TB test and have your fingerprints on file with the school.
- Children are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting clothing. On particularly hot days we will shorten running club and encourage children
- In the case of inclement weather or any other safety concern, Running Club will be cancelled.
If you have any questions, please contact Suzy Case (Volunteer Running Club Coordinator and Stocklmeir parent).
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is Running Club a coached track team?
No, Running Club is a fun, voluntary PTA Program provided for the students of Stocklmeir.
I'm not much of a runner. Can I still participate in Running Club?
Of course you can participate! Running Club is open to anyone who would like to complete a lap. We have plenty of walkers at Running Club. Everyone is welcome!
What does it cost to be in Running Club?
There is no cost for students to participate. Stocklmeir PTA will generously fund all expenses of the Running Club program.
When are the Running Club awards distributed?
Students tokens and ribbons are distributed via Panda Folders every Thursday. Medals and Trophies will be awarded at designated times during the school year. As more and more students earn trophies & medals, we will try and present their awards without compromising their school day.
How can parents help?
Volunteers are always welcomed and needed! We need volunteers to oversee card scanning and walking the track. It is fun to come down to the track at lunch time after helping in your child's classroom. We also have many other small jobs to help facilitate the program. If you would like to help, please contact Suzy Case.
When will I know if Running Club is cancelled due to rain?
The final decision to cancel Running Club due to rain will be made after school administration staff have reviewed the track. If you were scheduled to volunteer with us we will endeavor to let you know first thing in the morning or before 11am at the latest. We have an online volunteer system that will have your phone number and preferred method of contact. If running club is to be cancelled for any reason we will contact you using this online system.
Initial issues with Mileage Program App
We had an initial issue with our running club app syncing to our online recording system. That issue has since been resolved and all running club devices have the fix installed and are up to date. If your child feels that their records are incorrect please let us know. We have paper copies of last years records and excel reports from this year to verify miles.
Why are we not changing our running club cards?
In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we have decided to maintain the same running club card and barcode as children progress through the year. If the card becomes worn out or the barcode is damaged we will change the cards.
Will I get a running club card with my ribbon?
Initially we were just going to present children with their running club ribbons but feedback from children has highlighted their desire to get their matching running club card with their ribbons. We will therefore continue with the presentation of cards and ribbons to children via their Panda Folders.
Will there be a presentation of Trophies & Medals to children every month like last year?
We noted last year as the popularity of Running Club increased the time it took to take photos and present awards had children missing out on valuable class time. We are looking into ways to improve our award ceremony so we do not compromise on learning instruction while still making our award ceremony special for our runners.