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By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 1, 2013
Last year when Eastbluff Elementary School in Newport Beach was about to lose a physical education teacher and kindergarten class aides to budget cuts, the PTA raced to find a way to save the positions. The Eastbluff Elementary School Otter Rock and Run jog-a-thon was born. Organizers hoped to take in about $7,000, PTA Event Chairwoman Emily Grimmond said. The event raised $17,000, saving the staff they would've lost. "We were blown away," she said. With a year's experience running the fundraiser under her belt and added community support, Grimmond hopes Friday's second Otter Rock and Run topped that.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | May 3, 2013
Adams Elementary School Principal Gabriel Del Real was avoiding something at the end of the Friday's morning assembly. "But I have to do it because I promised," he said. "You promised, all right!" a student shouted from the crowd of kids sitting on the blacktop. Making good on his pledge, Del Real stepped into a chalk square drawn on the ground and prepared to be covered in silly string. As a reward for their 100% participation in Adams' jog-a-thon fundraiser April 24, two classes got to spray the principal from head to toe. Soon he was cocooned in pink foam while the audience screamed with delight.
NEWS
March 20, 2004
Marisa O'Neil Children from Mariners and Paularino elementary schools probably slept soundly Friday night. Both schools held their annual jog-a-thon fundraisers on Friday, just days after similar events at California and Victoria elementary schools. The annual jog-a-thons raise money for the schools and are enough to tucker out even the most energetic kindergartener. "The other benefit [of the jog-a-thon] is that they're going to bed early tonight," said Ann Kelly as she watched her 5-year-old son Patrick race around the track at Mariners.
NEWS
May 20, 2000
Amy R. Spurgeon COSTA MESA--More than 1,300 students at Kaiser Elementary huffed and puffed their way around a makeshift course Friday in an annual jog-a-thon, all in the name of school spirit. They raised $22,000 from parents, relatives and neighbors, which will go toward enrichment programs at the school. The entire student body took part in the 3 1/2-hour event, including those enrolled in a program for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Participants ran in nine waves of 200 to 250 each and completed either 1- or 6-mile tracks, said event co-chairman Geoff Furman.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | January 27, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH - The kindergartners began the event with cheers and big smiles on their cute-as-a-button faces. The 5- and 6-year-olds ran around the track, getting high-fives from Newport Beach firefighters and Corona del Mar High School cheerleaders and songleaders, as well as some approving applause from parents boogieing to the beats. "I was running fast because I wanted my parents to be proud of me," said Micayla Willis, her cheeks pink after the run. The Friday afternoon jog-a-thon might be standard at most elementary schools around the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, but it was Eastbluff Elementary School's first.
NEWS
March 16, 2000
Danette Goulet COSTA MESA -- Pink-faced children puffed around the field Wednesday at California Elementary School in an effort to raise funds to pay for their school's science program. It is the height of spring fund-raising season and if schools haven't already done a spirit run or jog-a-thon, they probably have one planned. At California, the annual jog-a-thon event is the school's biggest money maker, paying for students' weekly science program -- including the teacher's salary.
NEWS
By Hannah Fry | November 20, 2013
Newport Elementary School's third annual jog-a-thon had students running to raise money for the school Wednesday morning against the picturesque backdrop of rolling waves crashing along the coastline. Principal Rich Rodriguez high-fived a group of third-graders as they sprinted around the corner of the 1/8 mile track on the blacktop, cheeks flushed and legs tired from running dozens of laps. This year's jog-a-thon is Rodriguez's first at Newport Elementary. He took over as principal just a few months ago. "It brings the kids together to have fun and raise money for the school," the principal said as he watched the runners.
NEWS
June 11, 2005
Michael Miller It's been 1962 for the last 43 years at Sonora Elementary School, as the blacktop and playground equipment have cracked and rusted since the school's inception. Next fall, though, the Costa Mesa campus could sport a sleek new backyard. On Friday, the Sonora PTA held a jog-a-thon to help raise funds for playground construction, including asphalt, swings, a slide and a sun shade over the jungle gym. "We are ecstatic," Sonora office secretary Leslie Rolsheim said.
LOCAL
June 9, 2009
Submitted by Cherie Rolapp Khan Waldorf School of Orange County has presented a $1,600 check to the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach from the profits of the school's first jog-a-thon. Waldorf School of Orange County students got off to a running start on Friday, May 15, racing, jogging or walking on the bluffs at Fairview Park while bringing awareness to the importance of nature preservation. Teachers, parents, and children lined the course in bright T-shirts in every color of the rainbow.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | October 13, 2009
Harbor View Elementary School students ran through rain and wind Tuesday to raise funds for the extras that make their school stand out at their first jog-a-thon. Most fundraisers are still on the calendar, but the school’s annual fall dinner dance was discarded in favor of the jog-a-thon, parents said. “Our parents wanted to do something fun, something that would involve the children that everyone can do,” Principal Charlene Metoyer said. “The wonderful thing about this is that the kids are doing the running to help make Harbor View a great school.
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NEWS
March 26, 2014
California Elementary School was evacuated Wednesday morning after smoke coming from the electrical room in the main office set off fire alarms, officials said. Four classes were already on the field participating in the school's Jog-a-Thon when the alarm sounded at 8:50 a.m. The rest of the school was quickly evacuated, said Principal Matt Broesamle. District employees responded to the Costa Mesa school and are attempting to determine the cause of the smoke, which originated from the electrical room next to the nurse's office, Broesamle said.
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NEWS
By Hannah Fry | November 20, 2013
Newport Elementary School's third annual jog-a-thon had students running to raise money for the school Wednesday morning against the picturesque backdrop of rolling waves crashing along the coastline. Principal Rich Rodriguez high-fived a group of third-graders as they sprinted around the corner of the 1/8 mile track on the blacktop, cheeks flushed and legs tired from running dozens of laps. This year's jog-a-thon is Rodriguez's first at Newport Elementary. He took over as principal just a few months ago. "It brings the kids together to have fun and raise money for the school," the principal said as he watched the runners.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | May 3, 2013
Adams Elementary School Principal Gabriel Del Real was avoiding something at the end of the Friday's morning assembly. "But I have to do it because I promised," he said. "You promised, all right!" a student shouted from the crowd of kids sitting on the blacktop. Making good on his pledge, Del Real stepped into a chalk square drawn on the ground and prepared to be covered in silly string. As a reward for their 100% participation in Adams' jog-a-thon fundraiser April 24, two classes got to spray the principal from head to toe. Soon he was cocooned in pink foam while the audience screamed with delight.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | February 1, 2013
Last year when Eastbluff Elementary School in Newport Beach was about to lose a physical education teacher and kindergarten class aides to budget cuts, the PTA raced to find a way to save the positions. The Eastbluff Elementary School Otter Rock and Run jog-a-thon was born. Organizers hoped to take in about $7,000, PTA Event Chairwoman Emily Grimmond said. The event raised $17,000, saving the staff they would've lost. "We were blown away," she said. With a year's experience running the fundraiser under her belt and added community support, Grimmond hopes Friday's second Otter Rock and Run topped that.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes | January 27, 2012
NEWPORT BEACH - The kindergartners began the event with cheers and big smiles on their cute-as-a-button faces. The 5- and 6-year-olds ran around the track, getting high-fives from Newport Beach firefighters and Corona del Mar High School cheerleaders and songleaders, as well as some approving applause from parents boogieing to the beats. "I was running fast because I wanted my parents to be proud of me," said Micayla Willis, her cheeks pink after the run. The Friday afternoon jog-a-thon might be standard at most elementary schools around the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, but it was Eastbluff Elementary School's first.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | October 13, 2009
Harbor View Elementary School students ran through rain and wind Tuesday to raise funds for the extras that make their school stand out at their first jog-a-thon. Most fundraisers are still on the calendar, but the school’s annual fall dinner dance was discarded in favor of the jog-a-thon, parents said. “Our parents wanted to do something fun, something that would involve the children that everyone can do,” Principal Charlene Metoyer said. “The wonderful thing about this is that the kids are doing the running to help make Harbor View a great school.
LOCAL
June 9, 2009
Submitted by Cherie Rolapp Khan Waldorf School of Orange County has presented a $1,600 check to the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach from the profits of the school's first jog-a-thon. Waldorf School of Orange County students got off to a running start on Friday, May 15, racing, jogging or walking on the bluffs at Fairview Park while bringing awareness to the importance of nature preservation. Teachers, parents, and children lined the course in bright T-shirts in every color of the rainbow.
NEWS
June 11, 2005
Michael Miller It's been 1962 for the last 43 years at Sonora Elementary School, as the blacktop and playground equipment have cracked and rusted since the school's inception. Next fall, though, the Costa Mesa campus could sport a sleek new backyard. On Friday, the Sonora PTA held a jog-a-thon to help raise funds for playground construction, including asphalt, swings, a slide and a sun shade over the jungle gym. "We are ecstatic," Sonora office secretary Leslie Rolsheim said.
NEWS
March 8, 2005
Michael Miller Tim Salvino wants his students to know that the world is a diverse place. So when his class had to represent a nation for Newport Heights Elementary School's annual Parade of Countries, Salvino chose the most obscure one possible. "Every year we've been doing this, I've tried to pick a country that's not well known," Salvino said, "to remind people that there are countries other than the big superpowers." While other classrooms around the school studied Canada, France, China and other well-known entities, Salvino's fifth-grade class learned the history and fashion of St. Kitts and Nevis, a pair of microscopic islands in the Caribbean, which together form one sovereign state.
NEWS
March 28, 2004
Lolita Harper These boys are used to singing for their suppers but Saturday they took to running in circles for the All-American Boys Chorus Jog-a-Thon fundraiser. Members and supporters of the All-American Boys Chorus gathered Saturday afternoon at Davis Elementary in Costa Mesa hoping to raise $80,000 for the nonprofit organization. More than 100 boys sweat it out in the mid-afternoon heat to raise money for their highly acclaimed choir. The Davis field was transformed into a party venue Saturday with various tents and booths, food and drinks and music -- loud, upbeat music.
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