On Friday, March 7th, we will hold a Girls on the Run and Girls on the Track informational meeting after school for girls and parents to attend. We will begin GOTR and GOTT the following week on Mondays and Wednesdays.(Grades 3rd-8th). To learn more about this program please read the letter below from parent Wendy King and visit http://gotrmagee.org/.
Dear Waldorf Families,
I’m so excited that the Girls on the Run (GOTR) program will be offered at Waldorf this Spring. This is a fabulous program that is about much more than running. The mission of the program is to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experienced-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” Through 24 lessons (2 per week for 12 weeks) girls are led through activities which help them get a better understanding of who they are and what is important to them. They are challenged to think about how they are influenced by their peers and environment, and how they impact those around them. Through games and activities they learn about healthy relationships and team work, all the while gaining strength and endurance. The girls also plan and execute a local community service project.
I had the pleasure of coaching GOTR years ago while pregnant with my daughter (Madeline, now a 5th grade at WSP). Ever since then I have been eager for Madeline to experience the program. As a coach, a highlight of the program was seeing each girls cross the finish line of a 5K after 3 months of preparation. However, it was really the thoughtful conversations that the GOTR lessons promoted that sold me on this program.
GOTR offers two programs- one for 3rd-5th graders and one for 6th-8th graders. Both are being offered at WSP this Spring (Mon and Wed 3-4:30). Any girl can sign up for the GOTR programs at Waldorf so to ensure your daughter gets a spot before the programs fill up I encourage you to sign up now. I just did! http://gotrmagee.org/register/
Of note, the program price is set by GOTR, not WSP, at $160. This works out to less than $7 per 90 min session and includes the 5K registration and a T-shirt. Scholarships are available. For more information visit the website.