program leader hugging a member while other girls circle around them

Sketch of a girl running logoBeulah Elementary’s Fall Program for rising 3rd, 4th and 5th graders

Meeting Dates: Twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays immediately after school, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Contact Teacher and Site Liaison Mary Burns Ackerly with questions: [email protected]

What is it? We are NOT a running program. We are SO MUCH MORE!

We are an active positive- youth-development program for young girls!

Girls on the Run is a curriculum-based, character development program designed for 3rd – 5th grade girls of ALL fitness and ability levels. The 10-week intentional curriculum includes lessons that specifically target helping girls improve in Competence, Confidence, Caring, Character, Connection, and Contribution. Girls learn specific skills and strategies such as how to manage emotions, help others, make intentional decisions, and resolve conflict that they use at home, at school and with friends.

What we do: Groups of 10 to 20 girls meet twice a week with their trained, volunteer coaches to discuss important life lessons while playing integrative & fun running games. GOTR emphasizes independent thinking, making healthy choices, healthy group dynamics and problem solving. The curriculum stresses peer support and doing your best. The program finishes with the girls running or walking in a 5K.


Program Dates: Meetings start the week of September 16th.
Registration: Opens on August 1st at 7am! Available online

Space is limited to 15 girls – Registration is first-come, first- served; A wait-list will be utilized once the team is full. Girls are expected to participate twice a week.

Cost: $50/participant (use code “BEULAH2019” to receive $50 price at online registration)

Program includes: GOTR program t-shirt, water bottle,10 weeks of program materials and lessons delivered by 3 certified GOTR coaches, 5k race entry, end of season 5k completion medal and a season of confidence enhancing lessons and activities your daughter won’t forget!

*Financial aid in the form of scholarships are available based on need and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Contact [email protected] for more information. Please apply for scholarships prior to trying to register.

Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond

Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond
Email: [email protected] Website:

S.W.I.M. Team (Student’s With Impressive Motivation)

The purpose of this group will be to encourage leadership skills, promote service activities for our community, explore future career possibilities and experience higher education possibilities as related to career choice.  Activities that will be planned to address these goals include: student surveys about future career choice and speakers that will correlate to student interests. There may be possible field trips to a college and/or historical sites as well as training to enhance leadership skills including etiquette and speaking skills. The team meet weekly or biweekly (boys/ girls)

Each year all students and parents are invited to participate in an evening of math. Activities include math stations in which students can impress their parents with their math knowledge as well as a math facts competition in which classes in grades 2 – 5 compete with one another to win the coveted Beulah Bowl Trophy. Please check our school calendar in late Fall for specific dates and times.

Please join us on the first Friday of most months for a light breakfast and a special read aloud from a guest reader. Students will also leave with a brand new book they can share with family members at home! We hope to see you there.

Friday, October 4th 8:30am
Friday, November 1st, 8:30am
Friday, December 6th, 8:30am
Friday, February 7th, 8:30am
Friday, March 6th, 8:30am
Friday, May 1st, 8:30am

Each year grandparents are invited to participate with their Beulah student in a program that takes place before school, and offered with breakfast. Please see our school calendar in November for specific days and times.

club mascot dog wearing cloths with logo on tshirtGeneral Membership Meeting
October 08, 2019 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
WatchDOGS Kickoff
Beulah Elementary School Cafeteria

are fathers, step-fathers, uncles, grandfathers, or other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in our school. Several goals of our WatchDOGS program is to provide positive male role models for our students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important and to provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

This program is overseen by a “TOP DOG” volunteer who partners with our school Administrators to coordinate scheduling and to identify opportunities for WatchDOGS to provide assistance by volunteering for a variety of task. This is a great way of showing support to our students! Please mark your calendars and plan to join us as we kick off this wonderful program with Hotdogs, chips and a beverage.

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