Butler Students Fun Run-ing with a Super Hero on Friday

If you are going by the Daniel Butler School in Waverley Square this Friday morning, Nov. 7, you’ll be able to see the entire school’s students running with a Super Hero to promote health and fitness while raising money for the school.

Beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting the entire morning, each class in the school, from kindergarten to 4th grade, will participate in a one-mile Fun Run. Family and friends are encouraged to attend and run with the students or cheer them on. Ted Trodden, the school’s physical education teacher, will set up the course and will be leading the event. Every child will get a pedometer to track the number of steps they take. Students will each run a mile or 2,500 steps.

With help from The Original Get Movin’ Crew, a fun-run company based in Milford, Michigan, Butler students have been busy collecting online pledges from family members, friends, and neighbors.

And as of today, Monday, Nov. 3, the school reached their financial goal of $10,000. Funds are still being raised as all the proceeds go to field trips, in-school enrichment, library books, teacher supplies and professional development for the Butler staff.

Because the school raised the $10,000 benchmark, Butler Principal Michael McAllister will be running with each class wearing a superhero costume. Which one will it be? Come by and find out.

Here’s the schedule for the event on Friday, Nov. 7

  • 9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.: Fourth grade.
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Third grade.
  • 10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.: Kindergarten
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.: Second grade.
  • 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.: First grade.