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5K The IDEAL Way

Photos of IDEAL community members doing different activities for 5K The IDEAL Way

From the Head of School

Dear IDEAL Community: 

Thanks to everyone who participated in our virtual 5K The IDEAL Way event over the past 10 days. More than 200 students, staff, families, and friends participated in the event. In total, we logged just over 16,000 minutes and raised $6,142.40, including a $500 matching gift earned by IDEAL faculty and staff. The first and eighth grade classes tied for the highest participation rate and have each earned a pizza party. 

Activities included everything from running, walking, and bike riding to apple picking, swimming, and practicing martial arts! Many of you also joined me for a Peloton ride or enjoyed another class. My thanks go out to Upper School teacher Jessica Kogan for her dance class and to the Eisenhofer family and instructor Solange for donating a class with NeXa Pilates and Fitness

All donations contribute to the 2021-22 Pioneer Fund, our annual giving fund that helps bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of an IDEAL education. Thank you for your tremendous school spirit and for helping us to launch IDEAL’s Sweet Sixteen year. Your commitment to IDEAL and our students, as always, is inspiring. You can see photos from the event on our Facebook page.

Janet Wolfe
Head of School
The IDEAL School of Manhattan