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Enjoy Family-Friendly Fun at Spring Fundraising Events

Updated May 8, 2019; Published May 2, 2019


Support RTSD's Elementary Schools at Upcoming Fundraising Events

Spring is in full swing as the Radnor Township School District parent-teacher organizations prepare for their family-friendly Spring fundraising events at Ithan, Radnor and Wayne Elementary Schools. 

Ithan Elementary School Spring Thing: May 11

The Ithan Elementary School parent-teacher organization will host its annual Spring Thing on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine, at IES (695 Clyde Road, Bryn Mawr). Fun, food and fundraising are the main themes of this event that attracts hundreds of local families and is a highlight of the school year.
Water Wars, a dunk tank, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, a moon bounce and cake walk are just a few of the activities that make this such a fun day. There will also be a raffle with exciting prizes and a silent auction featuring themed baskets, Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies tickets, tickets to Cats at the Forrest Theatre, a 3-month membership to Club La Maison, and the opportunity to be Ithan principal for the day! 

The IES PTO raises money to fund projects, supplies and services not included in the school’s budget, but necessary in order to help students excel and reach their full potential in a fun, safe and caring environment. 

For more information about Spring Thing, please contact chair Jen Hesler.

Radnor Elementary School 10th Annual SMART Run: May 19

Kids running off starting line Play it "SMART" with family and friends and help support the educational and cultural work of the Radnor Elementary School parent-teacher organization at the 10th Annual RES SMART Run 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Sunday, May 19.

Race day registration begins 7:30 a.m. at RES (20 Matsonford Road, Radnor). The 1-mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9 a.m. The event will conclude with an awards ceremony at 9:45 a.m. 

Online registration is available through Saturday, May 18. Cost is $10/student (18 & under), $25/adult and $65/family in advance. Registration fees increase on race day.

Race day events include a scenic course through the adjacent St. David's neighborhood that begins and ends on the RES playground, music, raffle baskets, hair coloring and opportunities to support local businesses.

The run began as a fundraiser for RES families, but has grown into a fun-filled event for the entire community, attracting hundreds of participants every year. The goal of the RES SMART Run is to promote a healthy lifestyle for families and raise funds to support educational and extracurricular opportunities, including cultural arts programs, classroom technology and service activities at RES.

For more information, visit Questions? Contact Kathy Sonier

Wayne Elementary School "Sunday Funday" at 118 North: May 19

Community members of all ages are invited to join the Wayne Elementary School parent-teacher organization for a "Sunday Funday" on Sunday, May 19 from 1-4 p.m. at 118 North (118 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne). Doors open at 12 p.m.

This family-friendly event will feature an afternoon of dancing and activities led by a local DJ. A children's buffet will be provided and a cash bar and food menu will be available for adults to purchase additional items. Tickets are $10/person (ages 3 and up) and will be available at the door.

Proceeds from this event will support the WES PTO's Secondary Playground Replacement Campaign. For more information, view the event flyer.

Wayne Elementary School Spring Fair: May 31

Child holding up lollipop and balloon The Wayne Elementary School parent-teacher organization invites the entire community to the annual Spring Fair on Friday, May 31 from 4-8 p.m. at WES (651 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne). Always a highlight of the year, the event raises funds for the school and features food, games, prizes and more. 

This year's fair, WESPalooza, will include inflatables, face painting, games, raffle baskets, a cakewalk, arts and crafts, and a button booth. A variety of food and drink items will be available at the Grille, Gourmet WES Cafe, Ice Cream Spot and Snack Stand. Tickets are required to participate in most activities and can be purchased at the fair.

The mission of the WES PTO is to create a sense of community between parents, teachers and students, and to support and enhance the educational experiences of our children.

For additional information about the WES Spring Fair or to volunteer, visit the event webpage or contact Brigid MorrisseySerene Pena or Kimberly Flynn