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St. Odilia 2016 Marathon



The St. Odilia Marathon is a community fundraiser with events for the whole family. A Marathon PDF package is available to download at the bottom of this page. To celebrate our great community, we hope for everyone’s participation on Marathon Day!! 

 
(You don't need a student to pledge - we gratefully accept donations too!) 


 
NOTE: All ONLINE pledges must be made by Friday Oct 14th to count towards class totals! Pledge collection days for checks and paper pledge forms are on Thursday  Oct 6th. 
 

Join us! Marathon Day at Central Park in Roseville
Oct 1st, 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
 
This is one of the few opportunities for the entire school to engage itself with the larger Catholic community. Many other Catholic schools participate in the Marathon for Non-Public Education on October 1st, 2016 in Roseville. This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Knights of Columbus​.

 
 
Marathon Day Tips
The Marathon is at Central Park in Roseville, several schools are present. St. Odilia gathers at the Frank Rog Amphitheater located on the west side of the park, and close to the Lexington Avenue parking lot. There is also a parking lot on the East side of the park off of Victoria Street. More parking may be available on the Victoria Street lot, from there it is about a ½ mile walk to the Amphitheater. Knights of Columbus are near the Victoria Street lot with drinks and other support. Thank you Knights! Come anytime from 8am-1pm. Stay for a lap or stay for the whole morning. Check in and pick up a punch card at the registration table at the Frank Rog Amphitheater. Kids can walk, bike or run. Safety Marathon Day is a fun and lively family-friendly event; other area schools also participate. It is 1 mile around the lake and the paths may get very crowded. Please stay with your children at all times. If parents give older kids permission to walk or bike independently, please remain on-site and have a safety and communication plan in place. This is an after-hours event run by volunteers. St. Odilia School and the Archdiocese are not responsible for students. Marathon Day Events (plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early to allow time for parking and registration)  9:30am-Preschool and Elementary Dance Party led by Mrs. O’Brien.  10:00am-“Knights on Parade” –a walking event where Mr. Ragatz leads families in a lap around the lake.  Sarah’s Table placemats-students will have an opportunity to decorate placemats for Sarah’s Table throughout the morning (all supplies are provided). Prizes  Show your school spirit and wear St. Odilia colors or spirit wear. “Spotters” will be on the course; kids showing school spirit may be “spotted” and will win a small prize.  Grade with highest participation on Marathon Day will win a night of no homework and/or extra recess.  Most laps on Marathon Day (top two per grade) will win a Davanni’s Pizza gift card good for a personal-size pizza and drink.  Punch cards will be collected and one child per grade will win a Target gift card.  NSSA drawing-enter your name in a drawing to win a NSSA gift certificate for competitive or rec play-value is $200​
 
St. Odilia has set our goal to raise $55,000 through this year’s Marathon. The funds raised help to offset the cost of tuition and pays for many school enhancements. 
                                          
If we meet our goal, every student will have a chance to throw  a pie at Mr. Ragatz !
 
pie
 
Where do the funds go? The funds raised help offset the cost of tuition and pays for many school enhancements. Funds are invested back into our school, its teachers and of course our kids. A few ways funds were used in 2015-2016:

For our school, we used the money to purchase new chairs, desks, and furniture for our classrooms, as well as enrichment curriculum materials, a supplemental LEGO math curriculum, a specialized reading curriculum for students with dyslexia, and other instructional supplies.  We also purchased new floor hockey equipment, and technology such as classroom voice amplifiers, printers, computers, iPads, and a robot/coding curriculum.

For our teachers, the Marathon money for professional development, such as CPR certification and invocation in the classroom, reimbursements for teachers so they do not need to use their own money for classroom supplies, and staff appreciation days.

For our kids, the money was used to fund our Courage, Kindness, and Being a Difference Maker retreats, an Anti-Bulling Program, and a Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program. In addition, funds raised through the Parent Action Association (PAA) help offset the cost for students to learn outside the classroom through fieldtrips, as well as help them live their faith by doing service projects


Other Important Dates
October 6th: First and final pledge collection day for checks and paper pledge forms (if not making an online donation)
October 14th: Last day for online pledges to count toward class totals.

Marathon Service Project:
This year is the second year we are implementing an optional and voluntary service project component to the Marathon. Parent feedback has indicated that participation in a service project would be a meaningful activity for students to participate in and gather Marathon pledges for. This is not something that the school will lead, monitor or pre-approve. Service projects may be completed at any time throughout the school year and pledges may be made online or turned in on Thursday, October 6th.  

 
 
MATCHING GIFTS
Please check with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program? If so, complete the company form and include it in your child's envelope. Thank you to the following companies that made matching gifts to St. Odilia School during last year’s Marathon: 
Deluxe
Donaldson Foundation
Ecolab
General Mills
Great Clips
Land O Lakes
Northwestern Mutual
Thrivent 
Wells Fargo​


Thanks to the following businesses for donating to the Marathon - Culvers, Stages Theatre Company, Flaherty's, Zero Gravity, The Mermaid, Dairy Queen, Party City, Cub Foods and Bruegger's Bagels.


*St. Odilia School and Parish is not responsible for children during the Marathon for Non-Public Education on October 1st or the Kickoff Party on September 23rd. These are volunteer-run events and parents are required to attend with their children. Marathon Day may be crowded at Central Park; please stay with younger children and have a communication and safety plan in place with older children who may bike or walk independently around the lake. Red and white balloons will be handed out to children to show school spirit and help St. Odilia families and students identify each other. Families are encouraged to show their school spirit and wear St. Odilia colors or spiritwear. 
Announcements
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SAVE THE DATE - Marathon Kick Off Party!!
When: Friday, September 23rd
Where: Courtyard and Playground
Time: 6pm
Watch for more information!
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Marathon Service Project
This year is the second year we are implementing an optional and voluntary service project component to the Marathon. Parent feedback has indicated that participation in a service project would be a meaningful activity for students to participate in and gather Marathon pledges for. This is not something that the school will lead, monitor or pre-approve. Service projects may be completed at any time throughout the school year and pledges may be made online or turned in on Thursday, October 6th. Click HERE for a link to service project ideas for kids.
Contacts
+ Hernandez, Sarah
+ Holtz, Cara
+ Miller, Katie
+ Quinn, Sara
Click on name to see details.

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