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A success, rain or shine

The MontePTSA would like to thank Ambient Chiropractic, Community Ed and Rec, Culligan, Coborn’s, Tostenson Inc., Barwick Manufacturing, DC Signs and Runnings for their help with our third annual “Let’s Get Physical” 5K Fun Run on May 21. We had a great turnout in spite of the rain this year. There are many dedicated runners, walkers and strollers that attend each year, whether rain or shine.

As always, the funds raised from this event help support the MontePTSA Enrichment Grant Program for teachers. This program allows teachers in our district to apply for grants each quarter of the school year. Teachers use this grant money for field trips, classroom activities or classroom materials.  Each year the MontePTSA awards up to $1,500 in grants.   

MontePTSA has already scheduled our fourth annual 5K Fun Run for May 19, 2018.  Mark your calendars and we will see you next year, rain or shine.  Hopefully shine!

—Shannon Olson