We’re making the yard look like, well, a yard. Summer 2023 we will be upgrading the blacktop to create a shaded greenspace with play areas, landscaped berms, new benches (fixed and modular), living greenery plantings, and a storage shed next to the pergola for recess equipment. The new greenspace can be used as an outdoor classroom, place to eat lunch, host events, and most importantly for our kids to play.
This 1,500 sq ft multi-use project will not only beautify the Corpus yard, but it will dramatically improve how our kids play and learn.
Did you get a chance to participate in the walk-a-thon in October? Our community truly outdid itself this year, making this year’s “Walking on Sunshine” themed fundraiser one of our best years yet raising over $107,000 at press time, according to WAT Chair Marisa Kelley. The school’s top fundraiser was Ellie Lunde, who raised an astounding $1,426! Her tip on maximizing donations? “Practice a short speech to use on family, neighbors, and friends.” The student body collected pledges for 1,635 laps. That’s a lot of walking! Here are some other interesting stats from the event: Pounds of carne asada used: 25 Number of T-shirt designs submitted: 85 Percentage of students that participated: 99% Number of sponsors: 23 (highest ever!) Number of corn dogs sold: “Infinite,” said Delwin Ng, Food Chair Highest # of pledges: 32 collected by 5th grader Max Gardea Most laps walked: 33 by 5th grader, Nico Certa Most money per class: $12,313.50 by the 3rd grade! Thank you so much for supporting Corpus Christi School with your donations and pledges to the walk-a-thon! We can’t wait to see you next year!