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PE Wins Grant!

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PE teacher, Mrs. Cater, won a $10,000 grant from Blue Cross/Blue Shield to support the physical education program at WJES.

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The Pumpkin Runner book cover

School Spotlight

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, Walter Jackson will hold its annual Pumpkin Run. Our Pumpkin Run is based on the book The Pumpkin Runner, by Marsha Arnold. In the book, a 60-year-old Australian farmer who loves to eat pumpkins runs and wins a 500-mile race wearing orange gumboots. 
 
We begin our Pumpkin Run with morning stations at which students participate in pumpkin-related games and activities. After lunch, grades take turns on the track running one mile. At the end of their one-mile run, students are rewarded with a special pumpkin medallion and orange Gatorade.
 
The times for the runs are as follows: 
12:45 - 1:15 (K and 1st)
1:15 - 1:45 (2nd and 3rd)
1:45 - 2:15 (4th and 5th)
 
Please contact todd.mcdonald@dcs.edu if you have any questions.
Fall festival

PTO Spotlight

Get ready for PTO's Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28, from 10 am - 2 pm.  There will food, games, fun, and new surprises this year! Please bring donations of candy, 2 liter drinks, and items for your class basket as soon as you can.  Details will be coming home in your child's binder.  Following the Fall Festival is the annual Pumpkin Run. The Pumpkin Run will be held this year on Tuesday, October 31! Get ready for tons of pumpkin fun!!
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