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    ROCKET RUN |Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8, 2021

    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.  
    • $100,000 raised to support the school's 2021-2022 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 free pizza lunch!

    $100,000:  Students will receive 1-2 hours of additional recess/outdoor playtime in their cohorts monitored by parents in their cohort.  Teachers will receive a well-deserved break during the day with a catered lunch.

    Classroom Incentives
    Each homeroom has the same goal: 100% family participation in fundraising. Progress will be tracked on a “Rocket Meter” outside each classroom.  Each homeroom will receive a popsicle when their classroom reaches the goal.

    Businesses are invited to sponsor our school for the duration of the 2021-2022 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@aaca.school and Caroline Jordan at cjordan@aaca.school 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. Click here to sign up for a time slot.  Your help is greatly appreciated!
    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)