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Important MUDPUPPY Information! (new re: parent involvement in the race)


Dear Families,

This short note is a follow-up to the information contained in the Mudpuppy forms your child may have brought home last week.

In the past, parents of students at St. Daniel School have never been required to collect pledges in order to run alongside their children in the Mudpuppy Chase.  This year, we were asked to include in our letter to families that parents must pay a registration fee should they wish to run in the race, which we did.

After some thought, we contacted the Mudpuppy organizers with our concern that this new requirement might lessen the level of participation from the St. Daniel Community. We acknowledge that some parents might want to run alongside their child to ensure their safety.

In keeping with the spirit of children helping children, and their families enabling them to do so, we would like all parents to know that if you would like to run alongside your child, you are welcome to do so without having to collect pledges.

If, however, you do wish to participate by raising pledges, we very much welcome this! Let us know by indicating on the permission form that you need a pledge package. Raising $35 in pledges will give you a Mudpuppy t-shirt, finishing medal and lunch after the event!!

For those students who are interested in participating in this incredible event, please return your permission forms as soon as possible so that you can receive a pledge form.

If this is something new to your family and you would like to join our Mudpuppy team, please contact Mrs. Kuepfer or Mrs. Dankowsky at the school, or write a note in your child’s agenda, and we would be more than happy to provide you with the necessary paperwork.


Mrs. Dankowsky, Mrs. Kuepfer and Ms. Lopers