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LOUISVILLE: Students ages preschool through eighth grade will work together to carry gallons of water around their school on Friday to raise money and awareness for water issues across the globe. On hand to applaud their efforts will be Louisville Mayor Bob Muckle, CU-Boulder’s Chip the Buffalo, and Monarch K-8’s Monty Mustang. Volunteer firefighters from Rocky Mountain Fire Department will be at the school to fill buckets with water for the 50 teams shortly before the event begins.
* Media are welcome to attend! *
Monarch PK-8 Water Walk
Friday, May 13, 9-11 a.m.
Monarch PK-8 School
263 Campus Drive, Louisville 80027
Schedule of Events9:00 a.m. - Teachers, students and school mascot Monty Mustang gather in front area of the school to greet Louisville Mayor Bob Muckle when he arrives.9:30 a.m. – Chip the Buffalo from CU-Boulder arrives!9:15-10:00 a.m.- Groups of students assemble to divide water and begin walking the course around the school10:00-10:20 a.m.- Groups of students go to “dump zones” to empty containers- watering trees, fields, gardens, planters etc.10:20-10:50 a.m.- School community and guests celebrate with refreshments, games, music, and an all school photoThe Monarch PK8 Water Walk will challenge all ages of students to work in multi-grade teams to carry gallons of water in buckets one mile (two laps) around the school. It will require cooperation, ingenuity and true human spirit to accomplish this task. Students will have many opportunities to demonstrate the school’s ICARE values: Integrity, Community, Altruism, Respect and Responsibility and Excellence.The purpose of the Water Walk is to honor the daily trek of thousands across the globe who spend hours walking to bring life sustaining water to their homes and families. It will also raise money for providing water to homeless populations in Denver and Boulder, and to help people who continue to suffer as a result of the water contamination in Flint, Michigan.
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