A very special surprise visitor is coming to Arco Iris this afternoon to get the kids excited about Friday’s Jog-A-Thon…. 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Galen Rupp!!!
Galen, a Portland native, will be visiting with the kids this afternoon to talk about running and his London Olympic experience. He earned a Silver medal in the 10,000 meters, the first Olympic medal for an American in the 10,000 m since Billy Mills won a gold medal in 1964! In the 30 minute time slot we have allotted for our Jog-A-Thon, Galen could run over 50 laps (6.2 miles)! Ask your student(s) how close they can get to Galen on Friday!
We will be meeting in the community room at 2:30 pm, parents are welcome to come. Students will be dismissed from their classrooms as usual.