With wide open arms, students hurriedly ran through clouds of pink, purple, blue, green, orange and yellow colored corn starch at Stevenson Ranch Elementary as music blasted in the background.
Friday’s Color Fun Run was the school’s second fundraiser, where students in transitional kindergarten (TK) to 6th grade made a flat pledge to participate in the event.
Presented by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the Color Fun Run supports the school’s classrooms, fieldtrips, science laps, specialty supplies, technology upgrades and events.
“As of today they have raised $46,000, I believe,” Assistant Principal Dianna Stenroos said. “The goal this year was $60,000.”
Students got in the spirit sporting colorful hair dye, bow ties, sunglasses, bandanas and tutus.
“My favorite part is when they throw the color,” sixth grade student Gloria Kin said.
Students also took matters into their own hands, grabbing bags of the colored corn starch and dousing their peers and parent volunteers in the colorful mixture.
“I hit my teacher with it,” sixth grade student Maverick Diaz said.
Following the fun run around the school’s outdoor field, the group of students dumped remaining corn starch on their heads or threw it up into the air as part of the final “color pop.”
At the end of the day, the elementary school participated in school-wide spirit chants while sporting their Color Fun Run T-shirts.
“They’ve been practicing their spirit chants for weeks,” Stenroos said.
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