Don’t Forget that this Friday May 18th is our inaugural Dolphin Dash Color Run. Make sure your students turn in their envelopes on Friday. Their teachers will distribute Dolphin Dash t-shirts on Friday before the event. Please send it a grocery bag that they can put their color run shirt after the event, to keep cars and buses as clean as possible. If your child is a car rider, it is a good idea to bring a towel in the car Friday to protect the seats. Parents who want to come and cheer on students (and help!) need to sign up as volunteers. Please sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4faca823a3fd0-dolphin. Volunteers must have a blackground check on file at the school. The color run will start at 1 pm and will finish in time for students to be dismissed at the end of the school day.
Thank you again to our 2018 Dolphin Dash Color Run Sponsors!
Thanks to the generosity of our community sponsors, all Walt Disney students and staff will have Dolphin Dash Color Run t-shirts. They have also helped pay for the color powder we will use the day of the event. And so, as our students collect donations and train for our Dolphin Dash on May 18, all the money they collect will go back to the school!
We are excited to announce that we will have a Dolphin Dash Color Run will be on Friday, May 18th. Every student can participate in this event, both by running and walking and by asking their family, friends and neighbors to support their efforts with a donation. Each child will run and/or walk a marked course around our school as many times as they can in 20 minutes. They know that participating both promotes wellness and helps our PTO raise money for wonderful student and family programs.
This is a terrific opportunity for our children to feel they have a part in earning money to support their school. This will be our main spring fundraiser. Our goal this year is to raise money which will be used by the PTO to help teacher allocations, after school student programming, special event programming, PE supplies and special school projects. The class with the highest fundraising in grades K-2 and in 3-5 will win a popsicle recess. Students will also be awarded prizes for participation and for the strongest fundraising efforts.
When collecting pledges and donations please keep the following in mind:
Safety is our first priority! Please do not let young children go door to door without adult supervision
DONATIONS are collected in advance. This is especially important as the event is taking place at the end of the school year
Make checks payable to: Walt Disney PTO
Envelopes and donations are due Friday May 18th.
Dolphin Dash Color Run FAQs
What is a Color Run?
A color run is a course with 3 or 4 stations set up with color powder that will be thrown on the participants as they run through the color station. A color station is usually a small table on either side of the course with buckets of color powder.
When is the Dolphin Dash Color Run?
The Dolphin Dash Color Run will be held during the school day, in the afternoon, on Friday, May 18th.
Do you need volunteers?
Yes! We would love parents and adult family members to volunteer. Here is a link to our volunteer sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4faca823a3fd0-dolphin.
Please remember that any volunteers need to have a background check in the school office at least one week before the event.
Can parents run or walk with their child or come and cheer on their child?
Yes! parents are encouraged to run with or cheer on their student. Please consider signing up before hand so we know how many parents to expect: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4faca823a3fd0-dolphin.
As with our volunteers, any parents who come to the Dolphin Dash Color Run need to have a background check on file in the school office at least one week before the event.
What are the ingredients in the color powder?
The color powder is a combination of cornstarch, baking soda, and FD&C (food safe) dyes.
What about my student’s clothes and shoes?
Thanks to the generosity of our community sponsors, all students will receive a white Dolphin Dash Color Run t-shirt for free! This will cover your student’s regular shirt.
This run will involve color powder, so children should wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. The color does mostly wash out after the event. As with anything dirty, the sooner you wash it the better. We suggest wearing items that you wouldn’t mind getting colorful, and making sure to wash your color run items separately from your other laundry.