In the beginning of the year, students and staff at Valle Vista Elementary School were encouraged to complete 100 miles throughout the school year. Nearly 200 students, staff, and parents registered for the 100 Mile Club this year and 13 students and two staff members were able to reach the 100 mile goal!
This is the first year the 100 Mile Club was introduced to Valle Vista and staff has high expectations for next year. Staff was using this year to show students how exciting and rewarding it can be to stay active. In fact, each student that registered for the 100 Mile Club was given a gift for making a commitment to get out and get walking or running. Some students were so inspired that they even surpassed the 100 mile goal! In fact, one third grade student, Matix Alvarez, reached 200 miles!
Staff was excited to introduce this new club on campus, because it motivated not only the students but staff and parents. In the beginning of May, staff created the Valle Vista Fun Run with First Responders to create an opportunity for people to get their last miles in.
Staff thanked the support of local businesses and community members for making this such a successful club this year. Hemet Hospital’s CEO, Dan McLaughlin and Rich Biber, and Eastern Municipal Water District donated 20 cases of water and Winco donated a $100 gift card so staff could buy bananas for the Fun Run. McLaughlin and Biber also donated backpacks and pens for every student that registered. Hangar Trampoline Park in Moreno Valley donated gift certificates for registered students, Riverside County Supervisor Chuck Washington provided certificates for each student. Dr. Granillo and Pediatric Partners, AMR Bowling, and parents for donating various prizes for the raffle.
Valle Vista staff is excited to re-introduce the 100 Mile Club to students next year! Staff members from Eastern Municipal Water District began its own 100 Mile Club. Instead of paying $10 to register, they are paying $20 so $10 can go to a Valle Vista student who would like to register next year. Valle Vista also received a $500 grant from the 100 Mile Club Organization, which will help 50 students who are unable to afford to register next year.
Thank you to staff member Lindsey Rodriguez and parent Mrs. Castro for all of the effort you put into the 100 Mile Club this year!