First Day Information

The first day of GOTR will be on during the week of February 23rd, depending on your site’s meeting days. There will be no meetings on days when school is not in session, early release or when school is canceled due to inclement weather.  Meeting locations are listed below. 

  • Anser Charter School, Boise – M/F (3:15-4:30pm) – Girls will meet in the gym.
  • Desert Sage Elementary, Meridian – M/W (4:10-5:25pm) – Girls will meet outside Miss Parham’s portable, Room 33.
  • Discovery Elementary, Meridian – T/TH (4:10-5:25pm) – Girls will meet in the lower grade playground.
  • Garfield Elementary, Boise – T/TH (3:30-4:45pm) – Girls will meet in the gym.
  • Gateway School of Language and Culture, Meridian – T/TH (4:10-5:25pm) – Girls will meet by the k-2 jungle gym on the playground near the track.
  • Greenhurst Elementary, Nampa – T/TH (3:30-4:45pm) – Girls will meet outside by the small playground equipment.
  • Highlands Elementary, Boise – T/TH (3:30-4:45pm) – Girls will meet at the picnic tables outside the library.
  • Horizon Elementary, Boise – M/W (3:30-4:45pm) – Girls will meet by the baseball diamond in the field.
  • Hunter Elementary, Meridian – T/TH (4:10-5:25pm) – Girls will meet at the picnic tables on the Intermediate playground 
  • Lewis & Clark Elementary, Caldwell – T/TH (3:45pm-5:00pm) – Girls will meet outside by the playground equipment.
  • Lowell Elementary, Boise – M/W (4:00-5:15pm) – Girls will meet in back of the school near the playground equipment.
  • Mary Mc Pherson Elementary, Meridian – M/W (4:10-5:25pm) – Girls will meet on the west side of the building at the running track.
  • Morley Nelson Elementary, Boise – T/TH (3:45-5:00pm) – Girls will meet at the Community Center.
  • Paramount Elementary, Meridian M/W (4:10-5:25pm) – Girls will meet on the playground for Kindergarten, First and Second graders. **Site begins Feb 25th
  • Prospect Elementary, Meridian – T/TH (4:10-5:25pm) – Girls will meet in front of the school by the flagpole.
  • Reed Elementary, Kuna – M/TH (3:30-4:45pm) – Girls will meet in the cafeteria.
  • River Valley Elementary, Meridian – M/W (4:00-5:15pm) – Girls will meet at the picnic table behind the cafeteria.
  • Riverside Elementary, Boise – T/TH (4:00-5:15pm) – Girls will meet on the blue picnic tables in back of the school.
  • Roosevelt Elementary, Boise – T/TH (3:30-4:45pm) – Girls will meet behind the school near the gym doors.
  • Seven Oaks Elementary, Eagle – M/W (4:10-5:25pm) – Girls will meet in room 22 on the first day.
  • Shadow Hills Elementary, Boise – M/F (4:00-5:15pm) – Girls will meet in the cafeteria on the first day.
  • Siena Elementary, Meridian – T/TH (4:10-5:25pm) – Girls will meet in the music room on the first day.
  • Spalding Elementary, Meridian – T/TH (4:10-5:25pm) – Girls will meet in the SE corner in front of the school, under the Pavilion.
  • Wilson Elementary, Caldwell – M/W (3:45-5:00pm) – Girls will meet in the gym.

Your daughter will want to wear comfortable clothes, running/walking shoes, and socks. Throughout the season we will meet outside as much as possible, so please have your daughter/guardian dress appropriately, according to the current weather patterns. This is Idaho so we never know what to expect, especially during the change in seasons. If the weather is blustery during GOTR, the group will still meet, just at an inside location on site.

Please have your daughter/guardian bring a water bottle to GOTR each day. We want each girl to stay hydrated.

PICK UP
After each meeting, the coaches will be available to answer any of your questions. We ask that you please arrive within 10 minutes after each GOTR practice. If you are unable to arrive by the designated time, please make arrangements for another person to pick up your daughter. Our coaches are required to stay at each site until the last girl has been picked up or has walked home. Our coaches are volunteers and have other commitments outside of GOTR. If a parent is late, it might make our volunteers late or even miss their other commitments.

SCHEDULE
GOTR starts 15 minutes after the school bell rings and will meet for 75 minutes. Most of our sites get out at 4:10pm, 4:30pm, 4:45pm or 5:15pm, depending on start time.

ATTENDANCE/ABSENTEE POLICY
It is very important for girls to attend both sessions each week because the lessons build up from one to the next and because group relationships build over time.  A girl who is absent more than 4 times may be removed from the program for the rest of the season.

DURING THE SEASON
There are three parts to every day: “Getting on Board” – to introduce the topic of the day; “The Warm-Up” – to slowly get the girls’ muscles warmed up; and “The Workout” – which is the more active part of the day. After each section there is time for discussion. Everyone’s ideas and comments are important and can be shared openly with the group. Everyday will end with spirit awards and cheers.

If at any time during the season you have any questions, concerns or stories, please send us an e-mail or call the Girls on the Run office at 208-388-4687, melissa.bixby@girlsontherun.org

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