Monthly Archives: September 2017

Rafael’s Race is Coming Up on October 7th! Please Sign Up or Volunteer!

Please join your GES PTA in the 2017 Rafael’s Race in order to raise money for student field trips.

Rafael Martins was a student at Greenbelt Nursery School and Greenbelt Elementary School. He was born with a rare disease called VATER syndrome and passed away on October 20, 2009 while he was in the 4th grade. In 2011, teachers, parents, and friends of Greenbelt Elementary School started a race in his honor.

The 1K fun run/walk and 5K race raise funds to support student field trips at Greenbelt Elementary School and provides a donation to Camp Sunshine, a retreat for kids with life- threatening illnesses and their families. Drawing tickets are also sold ($2 each or 6 for $10) at the school and Co-op Grocery store for prizes like tickets to the Newseum, baseball games and more. T-shirts are also available for sale. Students (current & former), parents, friends and community members are all invited to participate or volunteer.

Register at: http://bit.ly/RafaelsRace

5K — $20 ($25 day of registration)

1K — $10 ($12 day of registration)

Volunteer at:  http://bit.ly/RafaelsRaceVolunteer

Walk/Bike To School Day is October 4th!

Don’t miss 2017 Walk-Bike to School Day!

Join fellow members of our Greenbelt Elementary School community as we celebrate the benefits of walking and cycling!

GES PTA members will lead groups of students from the following locations:

Greenbelt Community Center lawn (Mr. Marcavitch), departing at 8:30AM

Corner of Lastner Lane and Hedgewood Drive (Mr. Kelly), departing at 8:30AM

Corner of Plateau Place and Ridge Road (Ms. Fishbeck), departing at 8:45AM