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    ROCKET RUN |Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7, 2022

    This fun-run encourages fitness and fun for students of all ages!  Students in grades 1-8 will run laps around our 1/3 mile Outside Track (the block around AACA).  Our littlest Rockets in preschool and kindergarten will run an obstacle course in the parking lot.
    Rocket Run is also one of two ways for our families to fulfill their annual family fundraising minimum requirement.  
    • $110,000 raised to support the school's 2022-2023 operating budget
    • 100% student participation 

    Want to mail a donation? Please write your check out to Alphonsus Academy and include "Rocket Run" in the memo line of your check. If you would like to designate your gift to a specific student's fundraising efforts, please include his/her name in the memo as well.  

    Mail to:
    Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts
    1439 W Wellington Ave
    Chicago, IL 60657   

    Whole School Incentive

    $50,000:  Students will be able to have an out-of-uniform day!

    $75,000:  Students will receive a sweet treat during lunch!

    $100,000:  Students and staff will receive a free lunch for the day! Students will also receive an additional 90 minutes to 1 hour of recess.

    If we beat our school record for Rocket Run fundraising, a special surprise will be given!

    Classroom Incentives
    Each homeroom has the same goal: 100% family participation in fundraising. Progress will be tracked on a “Rocket Meter” outside each classroom.  Classrooms that have 100% participation will receive popsicles or Italian Ice!

    Businesses are invited to sponsor our school for the duration of the 2022-2023 school year.  Rocket Run benefits include your company logo on our 500+ event t-shirts, your company logo on our event banner, and much more!  Please contact Angela Kladis at akladis@alphonsusacademy.org and Caroline Jordan at cjordan@alphonsusacademy.org for more information. 
    Parents are invited and encouraged to volunteer at Rocket Run and to cheer on our Rocket runners! Click here to view what day and time your child will participate.
    Rocket Run relies on parents, like you, to be successful!  Volunteer times are flexible and volunteers are needed throughout the day. A link to sign up will be coming soon!
    As a 501 (C) (3), not-for-profit institution, gifts made to Alphonsus Academy
    are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. (Federal Tax ID #36-1721270)