The Salamander Stride

The 2020 Salamander Stride will be a virtual event held the week of November 9-13th, 2020




The PTA’s school-wide Salamander Stride is our yearly fun run.

Due to Covid-19 this year's 'Stride will be held virtually the week of November 9-13th, 2020.



What is the Salamander Stride? It’s a Fun Run for the whole school and a fundraiser for the PTA. The Stride is a non-competitive event that encourages physical activity and aligns with the school’s purpose of educating and celebrating the kids. It is also a great community event for students, teachers, and administrators— and, of course, parents and family members who are able to support our students.


How will the Salamander Stride raise money for the PTA? Our students will seek pledges from family, friends, and neighbors to achieve their fitness goal- be it a mile, or beyond. Our successful Stride Fundraising history has enabled us to eliminate the need for other PTA fundraisers, like selling wrapping paper and cookie dough.


How can pledges be made? By setting up a student page at or the old fashioned way by sending in cash/checks.


Can all kids participate? Yes. This is a school-wide virtual event and every student who is able to stride, roll, walk ,or run in the Salamander Stride is encouraged to participate.  We know there may be some children whose families and friends are not able to pledge money for the Salamander Stride, and that’s OK — everyone participates in the way they are able.


How much will the kids have to run? This year in our new virtual world we are encouraging everyone to set a fitness goal with their household or pod to run, walk, skip, jump, or roll one mile- or beyond!


What will the money be used for? The funds we raise go toward core PTA programs such as academic support for our teachers (through reimbursement for their supplies and professional development); special educational events (World Culture Day, Mobile Science Lab, author visits, cultural arts assemblies); and community events (like class socials, Family Science Night, Family Reading Night). Last year the Stride raised approximately $32,000. We hope this year will be even more successful!


How can parents and family members help with the Salamander Stride? Families can pledge their support and ask their relatives, neighbors and friends to do the same; they can train and run with our students; and they can donate through 


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Updated: September 15, 2020



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