5K Run – Saturday, May 4, 2013 – FZ North High School
In May of 2009 the Leadership classes in our high schools collaborated with the Foundation and started the Leadership 5K. The goal of this event of is two-fold. First, the planning of the event helps to develop our high school students and future leaders. Second, we are raising money for the Grow Your Own Teachers Program in Fort Zumwalt.
In 2011, several elementary schools joined efforts with the Leadership 5K so that young students have the opportunity to participate in the Better Together Program. We encourage the participants to be active, promote reading and practice being a good friend to all. Participants are asked to over the course of approximately 8 months to read 26 developmentally appropriate books (30 pages = 1 book, if reading chapter books) and do 26 good deeds/acts of service and run 25 miles individually. The final 1.2 miles needed to complete a full marathon is accomplished at the 5K on May 4!
We expect a great turn out for May 4, 2013, and appreciate the efforts of all of our students, staff and community to make this a great event for all!
Foundation Golf Tournament, June 24, 2013 – Wing Haven
This year marks our 6th annual golf tournament which helps fund the Grow Your Own Teachers Program. Each year, many of our golfers from the Fort Zumwalt Community come together for a great day of golf, prizes, silent auction, great food and lots of fun! Anyone interested in finding out more about the golf tournament for this year should contact Dr. Jason Sefrit, Principal at Westhoff Elementary School (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Taste of Fort Zumwalt, November 4, 2013 – Elks Lodge in O’Fallon
Taste of Fort Zumwalt is the original fund raiser for the Grow Your Own Teachers Program. Each year, “The Taste” brings a number of great local restaurants to the Elks Lodge in O’Fallon, Missouri, and Fort Zumwalt staff and community join together for great food, music, and good times with colleagues. At the same time, guests are invited to buy tickets for raffle baskets and bid on silent auction items. Must be 21 to attend. Anyone interested in finding out more about the Taste of Fort Zumwalt may email Dr. Sharon Ellerbrook, Principal at JL Mudd Elementary School (email@example.com).