Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Carle Therapy Services Helps Support Mile at the Pines 2018

Many thanks to Carle Physical Therapy Services for the great care after my running injury in March.  I am ready for Mile at the Pines!  Join me on July 22, 2018.  See my earlier post for information about challenges and incentives!

As a Board Member of the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation, I want to thank Jan Seeley and the team at the Illinois Marathon for organizing this outstanding fund raiser!

Mile at the Pines - CUSF Fundraiser - July 22 at 6PM

Please join me on Sunday, July 22 at 6PM at the Pines in Urbana (corner of Philo and Windsor) for the 2018 Mile at the Pines!  This is an amazing fundraiser for the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation!

As you might remember, there are the challenges that I am putting forth to all USD116 employees:

This is a fundraiser across the community for the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation - open to everyone.  The event will be heavily advertised across the staff in both CUSD4 and USD116. First challenge: If USD116 has more employees enter than CUSD4, I will personally donate an additional $116.00 to CUSF. [We are currently behind! I know we can get more people registered and participate than CUSD4! - Please see below for an added incentive - DDO]

Second challenge:  IF a USD116 employee posts a time that is faster than any CUSD4 employee, I will personally donate an additional $116.00 to CUSF, and an additional $116.00 to any USD116 school or club activity account chosen by the said runner.

Please consider registering and joining in the fun of this CUSF fundraiser!

Many thanks to the Illinois Marathon for creating this wonderful event.
Donald D. Owen, Ed.D.
Urbana School District #116
205 North Race Street
Urbana, IL 61801
twitter: @dowendo

Urbana School District #116 is a community committed to equity, engagement, and educational excellence to ensure that all learners acquire knowledge, develop skills, and build character to achieve personal greatness.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jan Seeley
Date: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 6:15 PM
Subject: Mile at the Pines update


We closed ONLINE registration Sunday night with 290 entrants, up from 253 pre-registrants last year.  Participants made donations to CUSF totaling $740.82. These funds have been going directly to the CUSF Office!

We have FOUR additional days for walk-up registration. The fee is now $25.

Available at Body n’ Sole (1317 N Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL):

July 19 and 20, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on 
July 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and on 
Sunday, July 22, in the race staging area at The Pines shopping center, between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. ONLY.

Bib pick up also available at this time.

We’d love to get 400 entrants. The first 400 Entrants will receive a bright orange Mile at the Pines Beach Towel - See attachment.

One of the Cross Town Challenges is related to number of employees of USD116 and CUSD4 who are registered. Currently, there are 13 for Urbana, 17 for Champaign. Would love to see these numbers double this week. 
[Obviously, USD116 can double that number!  As an added incentive, all USD116 employees who register and complete the mile will be entered to win a "I ❤ Public Education" t-Shirt (up to 10 winners will be selected - t-shirts will be handed out on Opening Day - August 16, 2018) - DDO]

We appreciate any final push you can give the event.

We need five more volunteers. If we don’t get the final 3 HAM operators, we’ll need to go to regular folks with cell phones.  There is a meeting tonight of a bunch of HAM folks and I’m hoping we can get the 3 more we need after that.  Sign up to volunteer here:  http://christieclinicillinoismarathon.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=29192

Let me know if you have any questions. Excited that race week is here.


Jan Colarusso Seeley
Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Happy July 4th Update - USD116

Dear USD116 Friends and Families:

Tomorrow is July 4th, and I am thrilled that the UHS Tigers Marching Band are in the 4th of July Freedom Celebration Parade in Urbana. The parade starts at 11:05AM near the University of Illinois Memorial Stadium and travels east on Florida Avenue and then north on Lincoln. Please come out and support our Marching Tigers in the parade. More information about the parade and other 4th of July activities can be found at https://www.july4th.net/

I also wanted to take a moment to thank all of the teachers, staff, families, and community members who participated in the screening and interview process for the UHS principal. We are in the process of scheduling the final interviews, and we hope to be able to announce the new UHS principal early next week.

Finally, USD116 Centralized Registration takes place on Monday, July 30 (from 10AM-6PM) and Tuesday, July 31 (from 8AM-2PM) at Urbana MIddle School. More information will be sent out during the week of July 16.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!