Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kid's Marathon Information

2015 Kids Marathon
Waterbury School District

-Parade Details-
It is a great honor that our run club was invited to participate in the Waterbury Parade on May 16th.   Our kids have been working very hard and people are taking notice.  It is my hope that our entire run club will be present for the parade.  Students must find their own transportation to and from the parade.  We invite all the families to come watch the parade.    I would like to thank the parents in advance for allowing your son/daughter to come and march. 
(Of Note:  Each member of the run club must wear their kids marathon t-shirt)
Date:  May 16th, 2015, Rain Date May 17th (same time)
Meeting Time and Location:  10:00a.m. At Torrington Supply Company on North Elm Street
Parade Start Time:  11:00am
Parade End Time:  Approximately 2:00pm
Parade will conclude at Library Park where food vendors from many different countries will be selling food.  Students are not required to stay and eat. (Optional)         
Pick Up Location:  Library Park- Please make arrangements with your child as to where your pickup location will be.   
-Kids Marathon Main-Event-
Our kid’s marathon will take place at Library Park on June 3rd.  Students must arrive at 4:30pm to register.  The marathon will begin at 6:00pm.  Students will compete in a mini marathon and will earn medals at the completion of the course.  Rod Dixon (A Former Olympian and NYC marathon winner) and Mayor O’Leary will be distributing the medals.  Students will receive a healthy snack, a water bottle, and a certificate.  Participants will also receive a free book from the Silas Bronson library for completing the course.    Many important people will be on hand for this event.  News stations from all over Connecticut will be covering this story.  Families are encouraged to attend this event for it will be a great honor.      

Transportation:  Buses will be provided for schools that need them.  We are encouraging parents to attend for this is truly a great event.  Please collaborate with your run club mentor if transportation is needed.    

Date:  June 3rd, 2015
Marathon Registration Time and Location:  4:30-5:00pm at Library Park
Marathon Start Time:  6:00pm
Marathon End Time:  Approximately 7:30pm

“Finishing is Winning….Winning is Finishing

Fifth Grade to Bridgeport Sound Tigers Hockey Game

Peabody Museum

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Autism Speaks

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 all Waterbury Public School students will be allowed to wear blue for Light It Up Blue/World Autism Awareness Day. We are asking students and staff to donate a minimum of a $1.00. 

All proceeds will support Team Waterbury in the Autism Speaks walk on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Library Park. Parent Liaisons will collect the donations. 

The elementary and middle schools that raise the most money will be awarded a special surprise from Dr. Ouellette, Superintendent of Schools. 

The Gathering

The Gathering

    Once again its that time of year again, for those of you who do not know, The Gathering is City Wide Multicultural event that is sponsored by the City of Waterbury.

Driggs has participated in this event for the last 3 years, and we are looking to get involved in this event once again.

The Parade date is May 16th and it starts at 11:00am

Last year there was over 10,000 people from all different cultures within the Waterbury Community.

We are looking volunteers to join and walk with us in the parade and represent Driggs School, it is fun for the kids and it is great to see all the different cultures and customs represented.

Driggs School as always, was one of the first schools to join this great tradition, and we aim to keep this tradition going.