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By Max Zimbert | October 22, 2009
Brian Abrahamian, a kindergartner at Dunsmore Elementary School, leaned to his left. He sat down on the pavement and began counting from 100 backward by five, stretching his quadriceps all the while. With Brian and his classmates in one corner, other kindergartners in another, any semblance of pace was broken minutes later as the youngsters started the second annual jog-a-thon at the La Crescenta school. Abrahamian’s mother, Arpa, handed him a water bottle as he clocked his sixth lap. “It’s fun,” he said, slightly out of breath before taking off again.
NEWS
November 10, 2007
School holds first jog-a-thon event Mountain Avenue Elementary School held its first Jog-a-Thon fundraiser on Friday. The event raised money for the school?s computer lab and library and was organized by the school?s foundation, Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids. Students in kindergarten through sixth grades took turns running laps on the school?s upper field. Before the event, students found sponsors to donate money by the lap they ran or at a flat rate. The total money raised through the Jog-a-Thon won?
NEWS
April 14, 2005
La Canada Jog-a-thon to raise knees, funds Elementary school students will be running for funds Friday for the annual La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation Jog-a-thon. Each of the three elementary schools in the city -- La Canada, Palm Crest and Paradise Canyon -- will host its own version of the event. Sponsors will donate money for each lap that students run. Last year, the event raised $88,000. The money goes toward the foundation's annual donation to the La Canada Unified School District.
LOCAL
By Angela Hokanson | October 8, 2007
Led by a police officer on horseback, and followed by a train of teachers, relatives of Officer Charles Lazzaretto, a Glendale police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1997, walked a slow lap around the playground at St. Francis Xavier school in Burbank Saturday morning to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Lazzaretto’s death. It is the 10th time “The Lazzaretto Lap” has been walked by relatives and school staff in memory of the fallen police officer.
LOCAL
By Mary O'Keefe | March 25, 2004
Lincoln Elementary School physical education teacher Janet Goliger handed out high fives to all students who run pass her. The students we are running in Lincoln's annual jog-a-thon, the largest Lincoln Foundation fund-raiser of the year. Students were sponsored for every lap they ran around the playground track, with each lap marked off on a piece of paper pinned to the back of their shirt as they passed under a red, white and blue balloon arch. Other foundation members stood at the ready with water bottles to cool the students off as they ran. Fellow students, parents and teachers cheered the runners on. Carol Sanchez had just driven in from Lake Havasu, Ariz.
NEWS
April 16, 2005
Jackson Bell The annual Jog-a-thon may be La Canada Flintridge Education Foundation's biggest money-maker, but the runners are mostly in it for the popsicles. Palm Crest Elementary students each got one Friday after jogging laps for 20 minutes around the school's playground track. "I like to run because it's good exercise, but I really liked getting the popsicle afterward," said Joseph Kim, 8. "And I did it because if we didn't donate any money, we wouldn't get to have popsicles."
NEWS
December 11, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Incarnation Parish Catholic School students ran wildly in circles Friday, but this time their teachers encouraged it because they were raising money with the 20th annual jog-a-thon. This year's jog-a-thon was particularly special, because it was dedicated to a schoolmate who was killed this year in a car crash. "This year is very special because it's dedicated to Gina Fenton. The T-shirts we're wearing are printed with one of the last pictures Gina drew," Principal Anne Regan-Smith said.
NEWS
March 23, 2002
Janine Marnien LA CRESCENTA -- "Three, two, one, GO!" shouted a volunteer, and off went Lincoln Elementary School students around the track Friday during the school's annual Jog-A-Thon. At full speed and to the theme from "Star Wars," they ran with parents and school officials cheering them on. "Pace yourselves!" "Turn around so you're running forward!" For 15 minutes, students ran -- and as time wore on, walked -- as many laps as they could.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | November 8, 2008
The financial security of Mountain Avenue Elementary School may have been riding on his 10-year-old legs, but Andrew Walsh was certain he was running for something else. “I wanted to get a deejay party,” the fourth-grader said, referring to one of the incentives at his school’s jog-a-thon fundraiser for students who raised more than $100 Friday. “Because last year everyone said it was really fun.” With music from “High School Musical 3” blaring in the background and parents cheering children on, students eagerly huffed and puffed around an improvised track to raise money for the school’s educational foundation, which funds supplemental supplies and programs at Mountain Avenue Elementary.
FEATURES
January 16, 2009
It is survival of the fittest at St. James the Less Catholic School as students prepare for in the inaugural Survivor Challenge sponsored by Taix Workout and Extreme Boot Camp on Jan. 28. Instead of a traditional jog-a-thon, the school is creating an obstacle course for the students to run through as a timed event. The students will be divided into teams and each team will attempt to conquer the course together. The course is part of a team-building exercise that will teach the students leadership and teamwork as they work together to achieve a common goal.
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By Max Zimbert | October 22, 2009
Brian Abrahamian, a kindergartner at Dunsmore Elementary School, leaned to his left. He sat down on the pavement and began counting from 100 backward by five, stretching his quadriceps all the while. With Brian and his classmates in one corner, other kindergartners in another, any semblance of pace was broken minutes later as the youngsters started the second annual jog-a-thon at the La Crescenta school. Abrahamian’s mother, Arpa, handed him a water bottle as he clocked his sixth lap. “It’s fun,” he said, slightly out of breath before taking off again.
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FEATURES
January 16, 2009
It is survival of the fittest at St. James the Less Catholic School as students prepare for in the inaugural Survivor Challenge sponsored by Taix Workout and Extreme Boot Camp on Jan. 28. Instead of a traditional jog-a-thon, the school is creating an obstacle course for the students to run through as a timed event. The students will be divided into teams and each team will attempt to conquer the course together. The course is part of a team-building exercise that will teach the students leadership and teamwork as they work together to achieve a common goal.
FEATURES
By Mary O’Keefe | November 14, 2008
 Mountain Avenue Elementary students ran and ran and ran on Nov. 7 during the school’s second annual Jog-A-Thon. After each class first went to the lower playground to warm their muscles, it was on to the upper field for the jog. “Our goal is to raise $20,000,” said Greg Grande said president of MACK (Mountain Avenue is Committed to Kids), the school’s foundation. Grande said the jog follows the district’s focus on healthy students and is a fun way for kids to raise money to help support their school.
NEWS
By JO ANN STUPAKIS | November 11, 2008
Glendale Healthy Kids is pleased to offer a community health fair in conjunction with the visit of the USC Mobile Dental Clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Church of the Brethren, 626 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale. There will be activities for children and adults, including eye screenings by the Northwest Glendale Lions Club mobile unit, Optos eye screening, which is a check for tendencies for high blood pressure and other illnesses; exercise activities and tips for healthy lifestyles from All About You Boot Camp and information on poisons and poison control from the USC School of Pharmacy.
NEWS
By Zain Shauk | November 8, 2008
The financial security of Mountain Avenue Elementary School may have been riding on his 10-year-old legs, but Andrew Walsh was certain he was running for something else. “I wanted to get a deejay party,” the fourth-grader said, referring to one of the incentives at his school’s jog-a-thon fundraiser for students who raised more than $100 Friday. “Because last year everyone said it was really fun.” With music from “High School Musical 3” blaring in the background and parents cheering children on, students eagerly huffed and puffed around an improvised track to raise money for the school’s educational foundation, which funds supplemental supplies and programs at Mountain Avenue Elementary.
FEATURES
By Mary O’Keefe | May 30, 2008
More than 150 Mountain Avenue Elementary supporters took flight on May 10 to attend the first MACK (Mountain Avenue is Committed to Kids) Night International. The event was a primary fundraiser for the school and organizers were anxious to see how the bottom line would end up. The results are in and MACK International raised nearly $17,000 to benefit the school. This was the 16th annual parent’s night out fundraiser, but the first time it was held on the school’s campus.
NEWS
November 10, 2007
School holds first jog-a-thon event Mountain Avenue Elementary School held its first Jog-a-Thon fundraiser on Friday. The event raised money for the school?s computer lab and library and was organized by the school?s foundation, Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids. Students in kindergarten through sixth grades took turns running laps on the school?s upper field. Before the event, students found sponsors to donate money by the lap they ran or at a flat rate. The total money raised through the Jog-a-Thon won?
LOCAL
By Angela Hokanson | October 8, 2007
Led by a police officer on horseback, and followed by a train of teachers, relatives of Officer Charles Lazzaretto, a Glendale police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 1997, walked a slow lap around the playground at St. Francis Xavier school in Burbank Saturday morning to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Lazzaretto’s death. It is the 10th time “The Lazzaretto Lap” has been walked by relatives and school staff in memory of the fallen police officer.
NEWS
April 16, 2005
Jackson Bell The annual Jog-a-thon may be La Canada Flintridge Education Foundation's biggest money-maker, but the runners are mostly in it for the popsicles. Palm Crest Elementary students each got one Friday after jogging laps for 20 minutes around the school's playground track. "I like to run because it's good exercise, but I really liked getting the popsicle afterward," said Joseph Kim, 8. "And I did it because if we didn't donate any money, we wouldn't get to have popsicles."
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