USD 353 Elementary Fundraisers Are Underway!


KENNEDY’S GLOW RUN EVENT scheduled for April 16, 2021!
Cardinal supporters can get on board though, beginning this Friday, the 26th!! Kennedy PTA is sponsoring their Glow Run Donation Campaign, which kicks off this Friday, March 26, 2021.
Their Glow Run Event is scheduled for Friday, April 16, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All Kennedy students will have the opportunity to participate in our Glow Run! There will be games and activities for all families to enjoy! Plus, students will be rewarded for their efforts during the fundraising drive with awesome prizes and fun incentives, based on donation levels!
All Glow Run donations will be placed toward new equipment for their NEW KENNEDY PLAYGROUND, which is scheduled to be installed THIS SUMMER!
If you are interested in donating to Kennedy Elementary, you are welcome to click on the attached link and submit a donation:


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Attention Eisenhower Parents & Community!

Eisenhower Elementary School is preparing to host its Seventh Annual Color Run. This event is a fundraiser for Eisenhower PTA and will take place on April 30th. Students will run through a challenging course while being doused with powdered color. students will collect donations before race day. We will have weekly prize drawings for any student that brings in donations as well as GRAND prizes for our top three overall collectors.

This year, there will not be a competitive run. Instead “The Operation Soaring Eagle Run” will be run on the same course (located on the Eisenhower playground) but with a twist! To partner our “Military Theme”, the students will not only be running through color, they will have the option of conquering obstacles along the way. However, because of the COVID restrictions, parents and spectators will have to watch the race from the outside perimeter of the fence. No spectators will be allowed inside the fence or on the Color Run course.
The money raised will go to Eisenhower PTA. The PTA uses funds to pay for classroom field trips, technology, playground equipment, STEAM project materials, classroom resources, assemblies, etc. As it has been in the past, Eisenhower Elementary will receive 100% of the profit from this event!

We are also seeking business sponsors for additional donations. If you or your business would like to donate, please email Cherity Elder at for a sponsorship form.
For questions, please contact Cherity Elder at Eisenhower Elementary, 620-326-4340.
Thank you for your time and efforts!
To donate online please go to the paypal link listed below!


LINCOLN’S Annual “Patriot Dash & Obstacle Course”, is coming APRIL 30th!!

The event which features an exciting obstacle course and fun physical challenge.
Lincoln students are preparing for their Annual Patriot Dash and Obstacle Course fundraiser on April 30th, 2021. All students will participate in a fun physical challenge that involves obstacles and running, with a few surprises in between.  Students are collecting donations through April 28th to earn weekly and overall prizes. Donations may be made by cash, check, or online through our website.


All the funds raised stay at Lincoln to help with the purchase of technology, classroom needs, field trips, playground equipment and so much more. All the money donated goes right back to helping our students!

We are excited to be able to have this fun event this Spring for the students. They have worked extra hard this past year and we are excited to have some fun and let loose outside! Parents will be allowed to attend, but are asked to stay on the outside of the fence to allow for room for the obstacles and students to run.

Have any questions or want to make a donation, please reach out to one of our PTA officers!
Kristin White –
Jennifer Worley –
Cathy Shuck –
Janette Moser –
Kris Hagans –

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