Registration: Starts at 10m. Includes bounce houses Bounce House: Starts at 10:30-12pm
Color-a-Thon: Starts at at 12pm.
We will have music, food for sale, and an awesome raffle. Enjoy South Avenue’s playground where we just added a new climbing wall and ten spin!
The moment South Avenue has been waiting for all year is here - The Color-A-Thon (also called the Color Run)! This is South Avenue’s big fundraising event organized by the PTA, which helps them buy playground equipment for the school, fund field trips, purchase class supplies, establish a sustainable school link with an Ethiopian partner school, and more.
Color-A-Thon Open To All
The run is open to everyone in the community, not just South Avenue students, and you can register at the event for $15. Some teachers and students have sponsored “student spots” for those who don’t have the registration fee, including teachers like Mrs. Biersack andk Mrs. Fabia. Other teachers will be at the run throwing color and participating in other ways, including Mrs. Nunez and Principal Cahill.
Raffle prizes include Alps Sweet Shop, Beacon Bath & Bubble LLC, Beacon D'Lites, Homespun Foods, Hudson Beach Glass. and Obercreek Farm. Other organizations include Wee Play Community Project for a gift certificate to the Ree Play Sale (last weekend in April!) and Beacon Recreation for donating a 2019 Beacon Pool Pass.
How The Color-A-Thon Works
So it’s pretty easy - you wear white and run around the block in the neighborhood next to South Avenue. The streets are blocked for the run, and you can run around as many times as you like. Often there are parents running or walking with the kids, so if you can’t run or walk, your child will most likely be in a pack with others.
Then, there are color points at each turn, and bright colors are literally thrown onto you! You get covered head to toe in color, and it’s a lot of fun. The color itself is cornstarch, and the bright color in it is a mystery :)
You can register at the event.
TIP: Walk, don’t drive to this event. Your car will get really messy with color if you sit inside of it. Shoes get really messy.
Color-A-Thon Made The “Morning News”
South Avenue Elementary’s librarian, Mr. Burke, produces a morning news show from his library in the basement. He goes throughout the school for different scenes and has recurring characters. Usually played by himself (kind of like how Eddie Murphy and Tyler Perry play so many roles in one movie).
Here’s Mr. Burke exploring what would happen if the Color-A-Thon and the State ELA Tests were on the same day (they were the same week this year).