Jog-a-thon Fundraiser

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Jog-a-thon 2017
Thursday, October 26th

This all-school event is our only fundraiser, and we ask all families to make a generous donation. With the funds raised, PTSA provides vital programs such as science enrichment, art docent program, Reflex math enrichment, classroom materials, teacher appreciation, field trip grants, not to mention events like the Science Fair and Dance Week and Family Dance Night. Lakeview PTSA provides numerous opportunities for our children that would not otherwise be funded by the state or district budgets.

Our Goal
We hope to raise $80,000 and challenge each student to raise $150.00. Your family can help by:

  1. Collecting donations, including those company matching donations
  2. Returning donation envelopes on or before Oct. 26th.
  3. Joining the fun on Jog-a-thon day!

Jog-a-thon Details
All students will jog for 20 minutes during their school day on Thursday, October 26th. Students will jog at the following times:

  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade = 9:20 – 9:50 AM
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade = 10:00 – 10:30 AM
  • 4th & 5th Grade = 10:40 – 11:10 AM

Students may wear a district appropriate costume (no masks or weapons). All students jog for 20 minutes, rain or shine, so please make sure they have comfortable shoes and pack rain wear or a change of clothes if it is raining. Water, music and fun are provided during the run!

Back This Year: Donate Online
The PTSA can now take credit cards or PayPal payments online, the donations will be tracked to individual students.

Donation Envelope Collection and Due Date
Students receive their jog-a-thon envelopes at the beginning of October and have four weeks to ask family, neighbors, and friends to contribute. We hope every family will participate in some way. Please record all donations on the student’s Donation Envelope, and put all money and checks in the provided envelope. Donations made during membership signup count – just note that you donated when you joined on the envelope. All Donation Envelopes and donations MUST be turned in no later than October 26th in the student’s Jog-a-thon envelope.

Tax Deductions and Matching
All donations to Lakeview PTSA are tax-deductible, as we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, our TaxID# is 91-1136057. Donations can be matched by corporate giving programs.

Prizes

  • Every student will receive a special gift the day of the event.
  • Raise $100 for a chance to be principal for the day (4 students chosen).
  • All students who raise at least $1.00 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to throw a pie at our principal or a teacher.
  • More prizes to come!

Get Involved
To meet our goal, we need everyone to be involved. There are several ways to help:

  • Volunteer: We need volunteers on Thursday October 26th! Please contact the fundraising teamat lakptsafundraising@gmail.com with your name, email address or mobile phone.
  • Donate: The PTSA depends on donations to provide the variety of programs we offer to your children. Every donation, big or small, is greatly appreciated.
  • Get Matching Dollars: Check if your company has a matching gift program. You could potentially double your donation.

Questions?
Please contact our 2017 Jog-a-thon Coordinator at lakptsafundraising@gmail.com.

Thank you for supporting our kids at Lakeview!