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    The 19th Annual Trot Off Your Turkey will be on 

    Saturday, November 24, 2018

    at St. Luke's School in Barrington, RI 

     

    Be Part of the Tradition! 

    19 Years and Still Trotting!  

          

    The fast and flat courses wind through the neighborhoods surrounding St. Luke's School and Parish.  The past several years have brought close to and over 1,000 runners and walkers on race day with about the same number of spectators!  This community Thanksgiving tradition includes the 5K/1.5 races, race prizes, raffle prizes and a spectacular post race party including turkey soup!!  

     

    Proceeds from the event go to St. Luke's School.  Past events have assisted with funding SMART Board technology and classroom computers, educational software licenses, enrichment activities, field trips, sports teams, physical plant enhancements, family events and service ministry projects which benefit the local community. 

     

    Questions regarding the race or if you are interested in becoming a 2018 sponsor,please contact us.

     

    Date: 2018 Date - Saturday, November 24, 2018

     

    Race Start: 10:00 am (5K first immediately followed by 1.5M) LINE UP 9:30 AM

     

    Registration:

    2018 TOYT Online Registration - Register Today!

    2018 TOYT Mail-In Registration Form - Print and Mail

    In person on race day (7:45 am - 9:15 am) and day before (Friday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm in school gym.

     

    Price: $20.00 ($25.00 after 11/19/18 Children- 14 and under $12.00 ($15.00 after 11/19/18) 

     

    Distance: 5K Run/Walk and 1.5 Run/Walk

     

    Location: St. Luke School, Washington Road, Barrington, RI

     

    Course:  Click here for course map 

     

    Sponsorship: Learn more about sponsoring with our 2018 Sponsorship Brochure and contact us today!

     

     

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    St. Luke’s School Celebrates 60 Years!

     

    Please join us throughout the year as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary. As you will see below we have had a long and rich history and are proud of the fact that we have never wavered from our original mission. Each and every day we continue to create the Christian Leaders of tomorrow. While much has changed over 60 years our core values have not. If you are considering a Catholic education for your child or grandchild, we would encourage you to come for a visit. If you already have a relationship with SLS (past or present) we hope to see you during our celebration year.

    On October 27, 1946, St Luke’s began as a mission church of St. Brendan’s Parish in Riverside, Rhode Island.  Just five years after its mission beginnings, St. Luke’s Mission became St. Luke’s Church. By the 1950’s, it was well established as a separate parish.  The appointment of Father O’Gara as pastor in 1955 began a period of growth. His dream of having a parochial school became a reality in 1956 with the purchase of land across the street from the church.  Within two years ground was broken for the new school and by the following year a two-story, ten classroom school opened with 225 students in five grades. Within three years all eight grades were filled.  Some years later kindergarten was added.

    St. Luke’s School was originally staffed by the Sisters of the Cross and Passion.  For twenty-five years these dedicated sisters served the people of St. Luke’s and helped the school develop its excellent reputation.  Gradually the teaching staff changed, replacing the religious with lay professionals. In 1993 and again in 2004, St. Luke’s School was recognized by the Department of Education as an exemplary school and received the prestigious Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award.

    In 1994, the preschool opened in the original convent building.  The National Catholic Educators Association honored our preschool by asking our preschool teachers to participate in SPICE (Selected Programs for Improving Catholic Education) as one of the best early childhood programs in the country.  Our award winning preschool teaches the Reggio-Emilia approach.

    The support of our current pastor, Reverend TJ Varghese, continues the tradition of his predecessors who provided the vision, support and love which helped St. Luke’s School grow to become a nationally recognized school of excellence.

     

     

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