Making sure our kids MOVE during recess rather than watching MOVIES.

We're raising money for the Bike Ride Around Manhattan fundraiser led by Martin Wallace.


$4,210 of $10,000 raised

42% completed. Raised by 49 donors

Fundraiser Ends September 16th, 2018

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About

When Bruno started school, we were so excited and nervous. I got very involved with the school through the PTA and became more familiar with how the school worked. One thing we noticed was that, when the kids had indoor recess due to inclement weather, they often wound up watching movies in the auditorium. When I asked why this was so, I discovered that our school simply did not have enough adults to provide safe supervision for the kids to have an active indoor recess, so the easiest solution to the problem was to park them in front of a movie. The net result was kids who had a lot of pent-up energy in the afternoon and, for the teachers, an afternoon lesson plan that had to be thrown out in order to maintain discipline in their classrooms. Enter the Coaches for Kids program. We hired two coaches through this Wellness In The Schools program and the change was almost immediate. The kids were able to have active and interactive time during recess, and the teachers told me they were able to get through their afternoon lesson plans again. Hooray! This comes as no surprise, given that research has shown that kids of all ages need regular access to physical activity in order to excel academically. As with all things, though, the coaching program has become more expensive. In addition, we are transitioning into a new program that will offer coaches with more training and that will have a greater emphasis on building communication skills and developing social-emotional intelligence as well. So, with the added cost we are upping our fundraising game. This is all part of a strategy that will help return physical education to its place as a core part of the core curriculum.

What I'm Raising Money For

E3 sports, (Educate, Exercise, Evolve) http://e3sports.com/, is a program that has been working with schools for years. Founded in 2005 by co-founders Andrei Lloyd and Andrew FitzGerald, it started out as a program that worked with student athletes. As parents saw the work they did, however, they began to receive requests for help with recess programs. We are planning to hire two coaches from E3 to bring their expertise to our recess program, in particular to help keep our kids active when they are indoors, but also to enhance the kinds of opportunities they will have when they are outdoors.

Why You Should Give

The research is clear. Our kids are not getting enough opportunities for physical education and movement during the day and the academic results are showing us that we need to adjust how we educate our kids. No education is complete without access to physical activity, just as no education is complete without access to the arts. When kids have access to these so-called extracurricular activities, there is a measurable improvement in academic performance. Across the country, over the past few decades, we have seen a steady decline in physical activity in our kids with a corresponding increase in diseases such as diabetes and heart disease as well as obesity. This is why it is so important to support these kinds of programs today. In particular, if we don't set these good habits in our elementary age children, the odds decrease that they will incorporate exercise and physical activity into their day to day lives when they get older.

Sponsorship Levels

Activity & Updates

  • Martin Wallace

    School is about to start!

    2018-08-06T12:53:03Z

    Okay, sort of. We have a month to go before school is in session. This means it's time to start promoting our September ride. We are almost halfway to our goal of $10,000, so that's already a major accomplishment. On Sunday, August 26th, there will be a play date at Sol Bloom playground, 10:00-Noon. If anyone is available to come out and promote our ride, that would be helpful. Please let me know. The plan is to ride on Sunday, September 16th, leaving from West 90th and Riverside Drive at 9:00 AM and heading south to ride all the way around Manhattan. Thanks again for your support and looking forward to seeing you this September!


  • PS 84 Parent

    2018-07-06T20:53:43Z

    $10.00

    PS 84 Recess Coaches


  • David V

    2018-07-02T01:33:53Z

    $25.00

    To help our young students enjoy the priceless benefits of guided physical activity during their school day.


  • Anonymous

    2018-06-26T18:12:15Z

    $20.00


  • Reid Family

    2018-06-26T16:18:30Z

    $50.00


  • Maud et Mathieu

    2018-06-26T15:15:29Z

    $75.00

    Love the idea !


  • Anonymous

    2018-06-26T15:08:13Z

    $50.00


  • PS 84 PTA - Recess Coaching Program

    2018-06-26T14:36:56Z

    $25.00


  • Anonymous

    2018-06-26T14:35:33Z

    $150.00


  • Zamojski family

    2018-06-26T14:11:13Z

    $25.00


  • PS84 Parent

    2018-06-26T13:54:23Z

    $10.00

    Martin, thanks for all you've done for PS84!


  • Jennifer Abadi

    2018-06-26T13:40:32Z

    $50.00

    Kids need more recess!


  • Francesco Fadda

    2018-06-26T11:55:25Z

    $50.00

    Thank you guys. Good job.


  • Anonymous

    2018-06-26T11:52:35Z

    $20.00


  • PS84 friends

    2018-06-26T03:15:23Z

    $50.00


  • The Plewako-Laffy family

    2018-06-26T03:11:46Z

    $75.00


  • Gaelle Hintzy

    2018-06-26T03:10:03Z

    $100.00


  • Soazig and Gregoire

    2018-06-26T02:46:17Z

    $50.00

    Such a great project, thanks Martin


  • Benjamin bussenault

    2018-06-26T02:09:03Z

    $100.00

    Ps84


  • Grandma & Grandpa Endelman

    2018-06-25T23:34:58Z

    $150.00

    For Jake, his friends and all the students of PS 84.


  • Christine Giorgis & Frederic Langlois

    2018-06-25T00:28:58Z

    $100.00

    Thank you Martin & Rob.


  • Virginia and Peter Carry, grandparents of Annabel and Sullivan Saunders

    2018-06-24T15:08:01Z

    $250.00


  • Martin Wallace

    Great ride!

    2018-06-24T11:56:53Z

    HI everybody, We had a fantastic ride yesterday. While thunderstorms were predicted, we instead had a perfect, cool day for a ride around Manhattan. We are 27% of the way to our goal and climbing, which is also great, but we still need more folks to join in and donate. If you know folks who you think would support our school and its new coaching program, please reach out to them and let them know about this fundraiser. Stay tuned for further rides. We will organize a ride for this Fall. Until then, enjoy your Summer break! Thanks, Martin and Bruno


  • Ross and Rec

    2018-06-23T19:57:37Z

    $50.00


  • Melissa Lampert

    2018-06-23T17:42:12Z

    $25.00


  • Doug Satzman & Heather Bolen

    2018-06-23T14:11:03Z

    $150.00


  • Martin Wallace

    Today's the big day!

    2018-06-23T11:28:57Z

    HI y'all, Thanks so much for your donations. They keep coming in and we are now 25% of the way to our goal. Woo Hoo! Hope to see some of you out there today. While the weather looks iffy, I'm confident we can still pull this off For those of us who can't join us, wish us luck and please help keep spreading the word. Thanks! Martin


  • Howard Endelman

    2018-06-23T11:09:40Z

    $75.00


  • Alfredo Espinosa

    2018-06-23T04:17:57Z

    $100.00

    To support the school in Recess & Physical Education


  • Adam Schaub

    2018-06-23T00:54:53Z

    $100.00

    So all my friends can have really cool recess time!


  • Rob Endelman & Liz Bazini

    2018-06-22T20:09:10Z

    $250.00

    Run, kids, run! Martin, thank you for all that you have done for PS 84.


  • Megan

    2018-06-22T17:50:02Z

    $25.00


  • salma kaddouri

    2018-06-22T16:32:53Z

    $25.00


  • Anonymous

    2018-06-22T15:22:23Z

    $500.00

    A burger, rare, for Martin when the ride is over.


  • Carine Thévenet

    2018-06-22T14:01:03Z

    $25.00

    I wish children spent half their time at school running around and the other half in a classroom. We would have happier, healthier people.


  • Johnny and Jessie Saunders

    2018-06-22T13:36:29Z

    $250.00


  • Élodie Marmolejos

    2018-06-22T13:02:03Z

    $25.00

    I support this project.


  • Martin Recess Program PS84

    2018-06-22T12:45:52Z

    $50.00


  • The Scardovi-Mounier Family

    2018-06-22T12:43:02Z

    $50.00

    I totally support this. It is very important for kids to run around outside during recess. Thank you Martin and Rob for doing this!


  • Latifa Metheny

    2018-06-22T12:41:17Z

    $300.00


  • Chris, Tina, Kiep, Malolae and Koonal

    2018-06-22T03:10:16Z

    $75.00


  • Preis Family

    2018-06-21T19:50:31Z

    $25.00

    Martin has done a lot to help PS 84, and I want the students of PS 84 to have a great recess experience!


  • Martin Wallace

    Three days until the ride around Manhattan!

    2018-06-21T19:09:24Z

    Hi y'all, Thanks so much for your support. Please spread the word and help us to reach our goal! We will be riding rain or shine on Saturday (looks like scattered thundershowers at the moment) and we'd love to spread good news about robust contributions towards our program. Thanks again!


  • Dulcie Canton

    2018-06-20T21:17:49Z

    $20.00


  • Jaison Blair

    2018-06-19T19:58:26Z

    $100.00


  • GLORIA AND DAPHNE HARRELL

    2018-06-19T16:42:41Z

    $5.00


  • Bart, Kim, Jacob and Tyler

    2018-06-18T15:19:49Z

    $100.00

    We support public education.


  • The Tratners

    2018-06-18T15:18:38Z

    $30.00

    Two words, Russ Charlton.


  • Anthony Latino

    2018-06-18T14:45:20Z

    $25.00


  • Marc & Nathalie

    2018-06-12T01:17:52Z

    $150.00

    Kids need to move move move.


  • richard fine

    2018-05-25T03:16:55Z

    $25.00

    support the program and to thank martin for doing the ride


  • Anonymous

    2018-05-23T16:05:34Z

    $100.00

    I like Bruno, Mic and Martin and I support them.


  • Anonymous

    2018-05-23T13:30:20Z

    $120.00


About

When Bruno started school, we were so excited and nervous. I got very involved with the school through the PTA and became more familiar with how the school worked. One thing we noticed was that, when the kids had indoor recess due to inclement weather, they often wound up watching movies in the auditorium. When I asked why this was so, I discovered that our school simply did not have enough adults to provide safe supervision for the kids to have an active indoor recess, so the easiest solution to the problem was to park them in front of a movie. The net result was kids who had a lot of pent-up energy in the afternoon and, for the teachers, an afternoon lesson plan that had to be thrown out in order to maintain discipline in their classrooms. Enter the Coaches for Kids program. We hired two coaches through this Wellness In The Schools program and the change was almost immediate. The kids were able to have active and interactive time during recess, and the teachers told me they were able to get through their afternoon lesson plans again. Hooray! This comes as no surprise, given that research has shown that kids of all ages need regular access to physical activity in order to excel academically. As with all things, though, the coaching program has become more expensive. In addition, we are transitioning into a new program that will offer coaches with more training and that will have a greater emphasis on building communication skills and developing social-emotional intelligence as well. So, with the added cost we are upping our fundraising game. This is all part of a strategy that will help return physical education to its place as a core part of the core curriculum.

What I'm Raising Money For

E3 sports, (Educate, Exercise, Evolve) http://e3sports.com/, is a program that has been working with schools for years. Founded in 2005 by co-founders Andrei Lloyd and Andrew FitzGerald, it started out as a program that worked with student athletes. As parents saw the work they did, however, they began to receive requests for help with recess programs. We are planning to hire two coaches from E3 to bring their expertise to our recess program, in particular to help keep our kids active when they are indoors, but also to enhance the kinds of opportunities they will have when they are outdoors.

Why You Should Give

The research is clear. Our kids are not getting enough opportunities for physical education and movement during the day and the academic results are showing us that we need to adjust how we educate our kids. No education is complete without access to physical activity, just as no education is complete without access to the arts. When kids have access to these so-called extracurricular activities, there is a measurable improvement in academic performance. Across the country, over the past few decades, we have seen a steady decline in physical activity in our kids with a corresponding increase in diseases such as diabetes and heart disease as well as obesity. This is why it is so important to support these kinds of programs today. In particular, if we don't set these good habits in our elementary age children, the odds decrease that they will incorporate exercise and physical activity into their day to day lives when they get older.


Activity & Updates

  • Martin Wallace

    School is about to start!

    2018-08-06T12:53:03Z

    Okay, sort of. We have a month to go before school is in session. This means it's time to start promoting our September ride. We are almost halfway to our goal of $10,000, so that's already a major accomplishment. On Sunday, August 26th, there will be a play date at Sol Bloom playground, 10:00-Noon. If anyone is available to come out and promote our ride, that would be helpful. Please let me know. The plan is to ride on Sunday, September 16th, leaving from West 90th and Riverside Drive at 9:00 AM and heading south to ride all the way around Manhattan. Thanks again for your support and looking forward to seeing you this September!


  • PS 84 Parent

    2018-07-06T20:53:43Z

    $10.00

    PS 84 Recess Coaches


  • David V

    2018-07-02T01:33:53Z

    $25.00

    To help our young students enjoy the priceless benefits of guided physical activity during their school day.


  • Anonymous

    2018-06-26T18:12:15Z

    $20.00


  • Reid Family

    2018-06-26T16:18:30Z

    $50.00


  • Maud et Mathieu

    2018-06-26T15:15:29Z

    $75.00

    Love the idea !


  • Anonymous

    2018-06-26T15:08:13Z

    $50.00


  • PS 84 PTA - Recess Coaching Program

    2018-06-26T14:36:56Z

    $25.00


  • Anonymous

    2018-06-26T14:35:33Z

    $150.00


  • Zamojski family

    2018-06-26T14:11:13Z

    $25.00


  • PS84 Parent

    2018-06-26T13:54:23Z

    $10.00

    Martin, thanks for all you've done for PS84!


  • Jennifer Abadi

    2018-06-26T13:40:32Z

    $50.00

    Kids need more recess!


  • Francesco Fadda

    2018-06-26T11:55:25Z

    $50.00

    Thank you guys. Good job.


  • Anonymous

    2018-06-26T11:52:35Z

    $20.00


  • PS84 friends

    2018-06-26T03:15:23Z

    $50.00


  • The Plewako-Laffy family

    2018-06-26T03:11:46Z

    $75.00


  • Gaelle Hintzy

    2018-06-26T03:10:03Z

    $100.00


  • Soazig and Gregoire

    2018-06-26T02:46:17Z

    $50.00

    Such a great project, thanks Martin


  • Benjamin bussenault

    2018-06-26T02:09:03Z

    $100.00

    Ps84


  • Grandma & Grandpa Endelman

    2018-06-25T23:34:58Z

    $150.00

    For Jake, his friends and all the students of PS 84.


  • Christine Giorgis & Frederic Langlois

    2018-06-25T00:28:58Z

    $100.00

    Thank you Martin & Rob.


  • Virginia and Peter Carry, grandparents of Annabel and Sullivan Saunders

    2018-06-24T15:08:01Z

    $250.00


  • Martin Wallace

    Great ride!

    2018-06-24T11:56:53Z

    HI everybody, We had a fantastic ride yesterday. While thunderstorms were predicted, we instead had a perfect, cool day for a ride around Manhattan. We are 27% of the way to our goal and climbing, which is also great, but we still need more folks to join in and donate. If you know folks who you think would support our school and its new coaching program, please reach out to them and let them know about this fundraiser. Stay tuned for further rides. We will organize a ride for this Fall. Until then, enjoy your Summer break! Thanks, Martin and Bruno


  • Ross and Rec

    2018-06-23T19:57:37Z

    $50.00


  • Melissa Lampert

    2018-06-23T17:42:12Z

    $25.00


  • Doug Satzman & Heather Bolen

    2018-06-23T14:11:03Z

    $150.00


  • Martin Wallace

    Today's the big day!

    2018-06-23T11:28:57Z

    HI y'all, Thanks so much for your donations. They keep coming in and we are now 25% of the way to our goal. Woo Hoo! Hope to see some of you out there today. While the weather looks iffy, I'm confident we can still pull this off For those of us who can't join us, wish us luck and please help keep spreading the word. Thanks! Martin


  • Howard Endelman

    2018-06-23T11:09:40Z

    $75.00


  • Alfredo Espinosa

    2018-06-23T04:17:57Z

    $100.00

    To support the school in Recess & Physical Education


  • Adam Schaub

    2018-06-23T00:54:53Z

    $100.00

    So all my friends can have really cool recess time!


  • Rob Endelman & Liz Bazini

    2018-06-22T20:09:10Z

    $250.00

    Run, kids, run! Martin, thank you for all that you have done for PS 84.


  • Megan

    2018-06-22T17:50:02Z

    $25.00


  • salma kaddouri

    2018-06-22T16:32:53Z

    $25.00


  • Anonymous

    2018-06-22T15:22:23Z

    $500.00

    A burger, rare, for Martin when the ride is over.


  • Carine Thévenet

    2018-06-22T14:01:03Z

    $25.00

    I wish children spent half their time at school running around and the other half in a classroom. We would have happier, healthier people.


  • Johnny and Jessie Saunders

    2018-06-22T13:36:29Z

    $250.00


  • Élodie Marmolejos

    2018-06-22T13:02:03Z

    $25.00

    I support this project.


  • Martin Recess Program PS84

    2018-06-22T12:45:52Z

    $50.00


  • The Scardovi-Mounier Family

    2018-06-22T12:43:02Z

    $50.00

    I totally support this. It is very important for kids to run around outside during recess. Thank you Martin and Rob for doing this!


  • Latifa Metheny

    2018-06-22T12:41:17Z

    $300.00


  • Chris, Tina, Kiep, Malolae and Koonal

    2018-06-22T03:10:16Z

    $75.00


  • Preis Family

    2018-06-21T19:50:31Z

    $25.00

    Martin has done a lot to help PS 84, and I want the students of PS 84 to have a great recess experience!


  • Martin Wallace

    Three days until the ride around Manhattan!

    2018-06-21T19:09:24Z

    Hi y'all, Thanks so much for your support. Please spread the word and help us to reach our goal! We will be riding rain or shine on Saturday (looks like scattered thundershowers at the moment) and we'd love to spread good news about robust contributions towards our program. Thanks again!


  • Dulcie Canton

    2018-06-20T21:17:49Z

    $20.00


  • Jaison Blair

    2018-06-19T19:58:26Z

    $100.00


  • GLORIA AND DAPHNE HARRELL

    2018-06-19T16:42:41Z

    $5.00


  • Bart, Kim, Jacob and Tyler

    2018-06-18T15:19:49Z

    $100.00

    We support public education.


  • The Tratners

    2018-06-18T15:18:38Z

    $30.00

    Two words, Russ Charlton.


  • Anthony Latino

    2018-06-18T14:45:20Z

    $25.00


  • Marc & Nathalie

    2018-06-12T01:17:52Z

    $150.00

    Kids need to move move move.


  • richard fine

    2018-05-25T03:16:55Z

    $25.00

    support the program and to thank martin for doing the ride


  • Anonymous

    2018-05-23T16:05:34Z

    $100.00

    I like Bruno, Mic and Martin and I support them.


  • Anonymous

    2018-05-23T13:30:20Z

    $120.00


$4,210 of $10,000 raised

42% completed. Raised by 49 donors

Fundraiser Ends September 16th, 2018

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