Sagan Kotturan Chamoru’s (SKC) Gacha' si Santa 2K/5K Christmas Run

Sagan Kotturan Chamoru’s (SKC) Gacha' si Santa 2K/5K Christmas Run

Buenas yan Hafa Adai Students! Sagan Kotturan Chamoru presents “Gacha’ si Santa” 2K/5K Christmas Run. This is a Chamorro Cultural Christmas Run, a first of its kind that you have the opportunity to take part in. We will need many volunteers to help us make this a success. We are currently working with these schools, but if you are interested, see your Chamorro Studies department and ask if they can sponsor you.  (In order to earn service learning hours, one of your teachers on record needs to input the hours into Power School.) 
  1. GW: Siñot Luke Tedtaotao
  2. JFK: Chamorro Culture & Language Teachers
  3. UOG: Chamorro Language and Guam History Teachers
This project will encompass all necessary duties for a successful 2K/5K event. You can sign-up for your available days at this link:

Preparation Instruction:
To prepare for this project, please note that there are various dates and times, from November 4-December 1, 2019; hence, we will need dedicated individuals who can commit to their volunteer times. Please click on the link to sign-up for your available days:

Activity Instruction:
Our “Gacha’ si Santa” 2K/5K is a Chamorro Cultural Christmas Run and is the first of its kind, and will take place on December 1, 2019. From each volunteer, we will need at least two days of assistance at our early registration table from November 4-22, 2019; this will be located at Sagan Kotturan Chamoru Cultural Center, form 3-6pm.

Reflection Instruction:
In order to earn service learning hours, a reflection will need to be turned in to a teacher for input into Power School. The reflection should address: What did you do? What did you learn? In what way was this service to your community?

As a volunteer participant, students will have first had experience to be a part of an event that is first of its kind; wherein, in addition to the usual mind, body and health concepts that most run/walks are centered on, our “Gacha’ si Santa” 2K/5K Christmas Run will be comprised of Chamorro cultural and environmentally friendly aspects. Moreover, it would be great for students to focus on ways that large events can be beneficial to an island and its people for the present and the future. 

Learning Standards/Objectives:
Social Studies Standards
Standard 2: History Students learn how human beings view themselves in and over time.
GH.2.2 Use concepts, such as time, chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity, to explain connections and patterns of historical change and continuity. 

Standard 5: Economics Students learn about the concepts of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and resources. 
GH.5.2 Explain the structure and operation of the Guam economy, including the following: 
  • Development of major industries that contributed to the economic growth of Guam and its modernization 
  • The changes in the types of jobs and occupations that have resulted from the modernization of Guam 
  • The impact of national and international markets and events on the production of goods and services 
  • Economic alternatives other than the military and tourism 
  • The role of the federal government in the economy

AG.4.17 -Explain the importance of thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following:

• Performing public service
• Keeping informed about current issues

Health Education Standards
HS.2.4 Evaluate how the school and community can affect personal health practice and behaviors.; HS.8.5 Employ life skills that promote healthy, productive, and functional lives.; HS.3.2 Demonstrate and participate in physical activities that contribute to the improvement of specific health-related physical fitness components.; HS.6.2 Express feelings of satisfaction and enjoyment as a result of participating in regular physical activity.


  Name: JamieLynn Mantano’ña
 Phone: (671)-687-0129
Organization/Agency/Business Name: Sagan Kotturan Chamoru

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