When: Friday, October 21, 2016
Where: Jefferson School
What Time: 8:30 – 11:00
Get Ready to Walk
The Walk-a-thon is coming! That means the whole school gets a brief respite from the classroom, and we walk together around the block no more than ten times. The entire school community will be participating in this fun, festive event — teachers, students, parents, and guardians!
How does it work?
Students earn money by asking family, friends and neighbors to pledge an amount of money for each lap they walk or a flat amount. If each student brings in just one pledge of $1 per lap and walks all ten laps, the school gets about $2,800. With the current budget crisis, this money is urgently needed. Just think if each student brought in five pledges!
All pledge sheets must be turned in by the day of the Walk-a-Thon. Many people who make pledges will prefer to pay up-front. For the others, students will let them know how many laps they walked and will collect the money the following week. Every pledge helps, no matter how small.
The class with the highest percentage of students with pledges (or, in case of a tie, the highest average number of pledges) wins a trip to Adventure Playground at the Berkeley Marina.
Second and third-place classes also win a prize.
Every student who returns their pledge money by October 30th will be part of a raffle with great gifts that encourage physical fitness, like bike helmets, soccer balls, Frisbees and a sports watch!
To Volunteer at This Event
If you can help, contact Lori Hess, volunteer coordinator. Even if you can’t be there the whole time, you can sign up for an 8:15-10:15 am or 10:15-noon shift. Note: if everyone does this, then we’ll need twice as many volunteers!
Pledge on-line or by pledge sheets.
Download the Walkathon Pledge Sheet
Download the Walkathon Pledge Sheet in both English or Spanish. Print the pledge sheet and visit your neighbors, talk with your friends, relatives, and co-workers. Post a pledge sheet in the lunch room!