Mileage Club meets on the Calumet playground on Monday and Tuesday mornings before school and Mondays during lunchtime recess.
What is Mileage Club? It is a walking/running club that meets before school. Kids walk or run laps. They carry a card, and each time they complete a lap, a volunteer stamps it. When their card is full (20 stamps), they earn a foot charm and start a new card. Last year, 223 kids participated, walking over 1,500 miles! There is no need to sign up for Mileage Club; join us whenever you can.
Exercise has many benefits for kids. Physically, it helps maintain an appropriate weight, build strong bones and muscles, and build a strong immune system. Mentally, exercise boosts brain growth and executive function, the aspect of intelligence that helps us pay attention, plan and resist distractions. Mileage Club is a great way for kids to get some exercise and arrive at class ready to focus.
Can you donate? Mileage Club does not cost a lot to operate, but we rely on contributions from families who participate to purchase supplies such as charms, cards and chains. Please donate to Mileage Club here.
Can you help? We can always use volunteers to stamp cards, help kids find their cards and distribute charms. If you can help in the mornings, show up during any Mileage Club. Any time you have is appreciated. If you can help during lunch , sign up to volunteer here. This is a sibling-friendly activity and siblings are welcome to participate.
How we operate: Mileage Club is cancelled in case of steady rain, or if the wind-chill is below 20 degrees (the same guidelines school uses for recess). In winter, we take a break until it is consistently warmer in the spring. We will notify families when we are breaking for the winter and when we change our schedule.
School Breakfast: Students who want breakfast must go in after the first whistle or bell we ring, as we have a very short time period for breakfast.