Friday, May 24, 2013

Running for Rory!

The fourth grade team had a great day showing our support for the Rory David Deutsch foundation.  We can't wait to hear the final totals of our fundraising!  We will keep you posted!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Running for Rory Week

Just a reminder to our Indian Trail Community, this is Running For Rory Week! 
Dear Indian Trail Families,
We are well underway in our Running for Rory week here at Indian Trail. Last year we were so pleased to see our community rally around the cause. Our students ran over 670 miles and raised nearly $10,000. 
This year we are joining forces with Elm Place school and plan on having a grand finale run together on may 24th.  Two weeks ago we sent home an informational flyer and donation sheet with all students. As of today, we have raised $405 towards the cause and we hope to see additional donations come in as the week progresses. 
As a reminder, this is the background on the Rory David Deutsch foundation and information on our school fundraising event. 
Who’s Rory?
Rory Deutsch is a former student of Indian Trail School. Seven-year-old Rory died of a brain stem glioma, a type of pediatric brain tumor. His courage and optimism in the face of inevitable death was an inspiration to all who knew him. The mission of The Rory David DeutschFoundation is to eradicate pediatric brain tumors and other devastating childhood diseases as well as to make a difference in the lives of afflicted children and their families. It accomplishes these purposes by: 

-Funding medical research and programs.
-Increasing public awareness of the Foundation's mission. 

-Creating opportunities to engage young people and adults in activities that can make a positive difference in their lives.

Running for Rory 2013 Event
May 20th- May 24th both Elm Place and Indian Trail will work together in their first collaborative Running for Rory event. In order to make this fundraiser more meaningful for students, they will participate in a week long distance running program that fosters the importance of exercise, teamwork, and goal setting during physical education classes.  Our goal is to run over 1000 miles in one day and raise over $10,000.00 in donations.

Indian Trail students participated in their first “Rory” fundraiser last year and received an unbelievable response from our community. Indian Trail was able to run nearly 670 miles in one day with only 400 K-5 students. In addition, our community also helped raise over $8,000.00 for the Rory David Deustch Foundation.

In addition to their training and education, the students will also have the opportunity to collect donations for the Rory David DeutschFoundation. Being a non-profit, all proceeds go to their cause. There is no administrative fees or promotional costs that take away from your donation. Our goal is to reach $10,000.00 in donations this year. We know that can’t be done without a huge effort on your behalf. So please, spread the word. Let your family, friends, and neighbors know about Running for Rory and see if they’d like to donate. Every student has been given a “Donation Sheet” but please do not feel obligated to participate in this part of our program. All instructions and details to donate can be found on your student’s “Donation Sheet”. You can also donate online at simply find the donations tab at the top of the page and scroll down to fundraisers and click onto the “Running for Rory” link.

How else can you help?

-Encourage your kids to make the most of Running For Rory week. Talk with them about the importance they will play in raising awareness about pediatric brain tumors.

-Volunteer… Elm Place School and Indian Trail School warmly welcomes you to volunteer during our Running For Rory week (May 20th-24th). We could use support in many different areas. Last year, parents came out to help with training, water refills, and food distribution. If you would like to volunteer to help please contact or

Our school community is so thankful for your support and we look forward to a great fundraiser this year. We would love the opportunity to answer any questions or concerns you may have about Running For Rory. On behalf of our all our students, teachers, and The Rory David Deutsch Foundation we thank you.


Craig Keer                                                            Josh Funke
Principal - Indian Trail School                        PE- Indian Trail School                                      

Richard Schroeder                                                Sheri Henkel
Principal – Elm Place Middle School                        PE – Indian Trail School                           

Rory David Deutsch Foundation

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Date change for FUN FEST!!

Due to the forecasted rain and cooler temperatures for Thursday, May 9th, we are rescheduling Fun Fest for Wednesday, May 15th from 5:00-7:30pm.  Preregistration packet pick up will now be on Tuesday, May 14th in our front circle drive from 8-8:45 am.  In addition, we will still have teacher raffle boxes and raffle baskets at lunch on Tuesday.

The 4th/5th Grade Orchestra Concert will still take place at Elm Place at 7pm on May 15th as planned.  The orchestra students will have the unique opportunity to enjoy fun fest for almost two hours and then showcase their talents across the street at Elm Place.

Thank you!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Public Service Announcements

Dear Parents,

Over the past two weeks, our class has been learning about and creating Public Service Announcements.

Public Service Announcements are non-commercial advertisements focusing on social issues. They are intended to change public attitudes by raising awareness of a specific issue or concern.  

In order to kick-start our argument/opinion unit, we learned about P.S.A.s. We watched several different examples, analyzed their features, and brainstormed relevant social issues that kids may face in their lives. Students then conducted research and put together a P.S.A. with intent to inform and influence their peers. Students were given free-reign to use any media source to create their final products.

Enjoy our P.S.A.s and hopefully you are inspired to take action on these important issues!
Kyle, Noah, and Michael--Endangered Animals

Albert and Adam--Sportsmanship
Kathryn, Matylda, and Bryn--Healthy Eating

Aidan, Cora and Sophie--Animals

Jaden and Eli--Cheating
Alex and Lorenzo--Bullying
Lucy, Eugenie, and Izzy--Bullying

Abbie and Joseph--Work hard at school