• Rocket Run Logo


    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 fun laps or relays on the Inside Track (sport court). 
    Rocket Run is also one of two ways for our families to fulfill their annual family fundraising minimum requirement.  
    • $75,000 raised to support school's 2018-19 operating budget
    • $250 or more raised per family
    • 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
    Advancement Office
    1439 W Wellington Ave
    Chicago, IL 60657  

    Prizes will be awarded based on donations received by Friday, November 2, 2018. 

    Classroom Incentives
    Each homeroom has the same goal: raise $3,000 or have 100% family participation in fundraising. Progress will be tracked on a “Rocket Meter” outside each classroom - check with your child on the classroom incentive prize voted on by their classmates! 

    Teacher Incentives
    Teachers whose classroom reaches their goal of $3,000 or 100% participation will earn a comp day. Help your teachers get a much deserved day off!

    Family Incentives
    If your family raises $250 or more your child(ren) will receive a Rocket Run goody bag and any family that raises over $500 will be entered into a raffle to win tickets to a sporting event or a restaurant gift certificate! 

    Children in the top three families that raise the most money will earn their choice of PA announcements for the day, hand out tardy slips, 5 out of uniform passes (to be used by winter break), pick recess activity, Mrs. Wallet helper for 1 hour, Mrs. Del Torro helper for 1 hour! 

    Businesses are invited to sponsor our school for the duration of the 2018-19 school year.  Rocket Run benefits include your company logo on our 500+ event t-shirts, your company logo on our event banner, an opportunity to include a premium in our goody bag, and much more!  Please contact Mandy Moody at mmoody@aaca.school for more information. 
    Parents are invited and encouraged to volunteer at Rocket Run and to cheer on our Rocket runners! Please click here to view the class run schedule.
    Rocket Run relies on parents, like you, to be successful!  Volunteer times are flexible and volunteers are needed throughout the day. A SignUpGenius will be posted shortly!
    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)