From the Desk of Mr. Herman
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Olathe North Family,
The Olathe North Student Council is currently working hard on an event like NOTHING WE’VE DONE BEFORE! It’s exciting, but we really need your help! We are hosting the Olathe Youth Relay for Life on March 30-31, at ODAC. Yes, we have sponsored Relay before, but this year we are shooting for an even BIGGER event and working hard to include ALL FIVE HIGH SCHOOLS. (This is also why we have moved the location to ODAC.) Last year we raised about $12,000+ but this year we have set a HUGE GOAL of $20,000!! I know most of you have heard about Relay for Life, or may have overheard kids talking about it, but here are the main highlights:
· Students form teams of 6-10 (or more depending) that work to raise money for cancer research. Our team kickoff is February 6th, but teams can register online until March 23rd. All Olathe students are invited to make a team!
· At Relay For Life events teams camp out overnight and take turns walking around a track to raise funds for the fight against cancer. This is NOT a race, but IS a friendly competition. Teams that raise the most money by fundraising before & during the event earn prizes at the end of the evening and are recognized. (Last year some fundraising booths included: selling tamales, henna, and lemonade)
· This is an overnight event! J Our students will walk from 7pm-7am and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. Yes, it’s a struggle for us all to stay up, but that’s what makes this experience so real for the kids.
· FOOD, FUN, FREEBIES, FRIENDS- that’s what makes our event special! ON StuCo is working hard to put together a night full of activities, prizes, and LOTS of food. (Mid-night pizza, 3am ice cream party, ….Connie Martin making s’more….just to name a few!)