Just what was Holmes Elementary School Principal Jonathan Saipe doing recently when he rode around the school on a pink bicycle wearing a pink tutu?
was honoring his challenge to the students and Holmes community to
raise $10,000 in the Spring Donation Drive held in conjunction with the
Holmes HERO (Homes Educational Run Off) Jog-a-Thon. This was a joint
effort by the school's PTA, students, staff and community and raised a
total of $16,500 for the Clairemont K-6 school.
Saipe showed his
school spirit by being “pinkified” when the community raised over
$10,000. When the total reached $15,000, he rewarded the students by
giving them the opportunity to eat lunch with friends in other classes
and grade levels one day a week.
"Our HERO Run is a great
tradition which brings our school community together for a fun day of
exercise, music, and snow cones.” said Saipe. "I will do it every year
if it provides extra motivation and laughs for the students.”
In addition to the pink frills, the school's headmaster also tinted his hair pink and wore a pink outfit for the day.
kids and staff screamed with excitement when I rode my pink cruiser out
to our Monday morning assembly on the playground,” he said. "We’ve all
been working very hard lately, with testing and implementing the Common
Core Standards. It was great seeing the kids smiles as I visited
classrooms throughout the day."
The money raised will help fund
the school’s visual and performing arts program, which includes a choral
music teacher and Arts Attack supplies; ongoing technology needs; field
trips; instructional supplies; and the Mileage Club.
for the Clairemont neighborhood school? The annual Spring Fling will be
held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Festivities include a
silent auction, cake decorating contest, arts and crafts, student
performances and activities for the entire family. For more information,
visit www.sandi.net/holmes or contact Principal Jonathan Saipe at email@example.com.