Dear PS107 Families,
We at Afterschool are very excited about PS107’s super fast children and all the fun ways for children to take part in running! Because Afterschool and the PS107 track team overlap in many ways, we want to clarify the program for any families who would like to take part in any running that happens during Afterschool hours, in the park, and during track meets. For those who run on Fridays, it is especially important that you read the information below fully. We want to ensure that children are safe and that the amazing coaches are not placed in a position that puts them at risk either.
Track on Wednesdays & Fridays:
For anyone who wants to participate in track class on Wednesday or Friday afternoons, your children MUST be enrolled in Park Slope Afterschool Center, registered for the class, and must stay at school for the transition to the class and return to PS107 to dismiss from Afterschool. If a student who is not registered for the class runs with the class, or if a registered student separates from the class before or after running, our wonderful coaches, Diane and Mary, will be put in a problematic position in terms of liability for these children. We do understand that the park is free to run in, however, it adds challenges for the coaches if students who are not on their rosters are mixing with those who are, so we and the coaches ask that those not officially enrolled in the class not run alongside them. We are still accepting enrollments for the 2017-18 school year and are happy to register students. For those who are facing financial hardship, please contact us to inquire about receiving scholarship. For additional information on registering with Afterschool, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday Morning Track Runs:
Thursday morning runs are open to all ages, but require a parent to run/bike with their child. This is a great alternative if you do not want to join Wednesdays or Fridays, or a great addition if you do! Here's how it works: You and your child meet at school at 7 am on Thursdays. You leave your child's backpack at school, stretch and run about 2 miles along PPW toward Grand Army Plaza and back. The kids come back to school and eat breakfast in the cafeteria with Coach Mary before school starts. Please click here to join the Thursday Morning Track Run Committee on Konstella. This will be the only way we can contact you if the run is cancelled due to weather. If you have any questions, please e-mail Angela Kurzawa at Angela@ps107.org.
Joining the PS107 Track Team:
We have had a number of families who are registered for Afterschool track express interest in joining the track team and hearing about track meets. If you would like information on the PS107 track team, you must join their Google group. You can join the Google group by e-mailing Mary Vines at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing all the youth runners this year!
Park Slope Afterschool Center