Hello Jefferson Families,
One of our biggest and most important fundraisers is quickly approaching.
This year’s Jefferson School PTA Walkathon will be on Friday, October 16th from 8:30 – noon. Last year we raised over $30,000 to help pay for P.E., class field trips, classroom materials, and the list goes on… With a bigger and stronger Jefferson this year we’re hoping to raise more for all of our kids.
How it works: You should have found a pledge sheet in your child’s communication folder last Wednesday (Tiana has extras in the office). Please help your child to ask family, friends, neighbors to pledge a flat amount or an amount for each lap they walk around Jefferson’s block (maximum 10 laps).
Donating to the Walkathon is a great way for out of town family and friends to show their support for your child and his/her school.
People may pledge online by clicking on the Donate button on the Walk-a-thon website.
Pledge sheets: All pledge sheets must be turned in by the day of the Walkathon. For sponsors who do not pay upfront, students will let them know how many laps they walked and collect the money the following week. The class with the highest percentage of students with pledges wins a fun class prize. Second and third place classes also win prizes. Every student who turns in pledge money by Friday, October 30th will have a chance to win great prizes that encourage physical fitness.
Volunteers: Many volunteers are needed to make this event happen. Thank you to the people who signed up at the PTA meeting!! The success and safety of the event depends on more than 40 volunteers (day of event). We need help monitoring corners, sidewalks, driveways, the water station, walking with classes, and tracking laps.
If you can help between 8:15am-12pm (or any portion of that time) please sign up online:
1. Click here to go to our invitation page on Sign Up Genius
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on Sign Up Genius)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – Sign Up Genius will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: Sign Up Genius does not share your email address with anyone.
If you prefer not to use your email address you can sign up on the Walkathon Volunteer poster outside the office or Lori can do this for you. Please contact her at email@example.com.
Thank you for supporting Jefferson School!
Mara Mahmood, Alexander Winslow & Lori Hess