at South Whidbey Elementary School!!
2013 SWEPTA Jog-A-Thon
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 2013
Jog-A-Thon has been a fundraiser for SW grades K-5 for over 20 years. This is SWEPTA’s largest & primary fundraiser for the year, what is raised here directly affects SWEPTA programs for the remainder of the year. All fundraising goes into SWEPTA’s general funds which provides SWES with its Art Docent program, field trip buses, family fun nights, and educational events like Science Day. One of the things we would love to be able to provide again is teacher/classroom grants to help provide teachers with the supplies they need. This year we will also have some secret ‘SUPER’ friends to run with the kids.
How does the Jog-A-Thon work?
With the help of a parent, students ask friends, family & neighbors to make a pledge on their pledge sheet (printable 2013 pledge form). They can pledge a flat donation or a donation per lap. The form is brought to school the day of the Jog-A-Thon and turned in to their teacher. During the event students run/walk/jog as many 1/8 mile laps as they can. Each lap a parent volunteer marks their card.
After they return to class volunteers will fill out the remainder of their sheet, attach their card & an envelope to their pledge sheet, and send it back home on 10/8. Then, with the help of parents, students collect all remaining pledges/donations & return them to their teacher in a sealed envelope WITH their pledge form by 10/16 to qualify for raffle entries.
A few safety rules to remember:
1.) A responsible adult should always hold on to pledge money making sure to keep it in a safe place.
2.) An adult should ALWAYS be with students when collecting pledges.
3.) We do not recommend going door to door to strangers houses.
If each student were to bring in $20 total in pledges, we would pass our $10,000 goal! If you can’t raise that much that is okay! Just remember every dollar counts.
All students will receive a small prize after the event but they can also earn raffle entries for bigger prizes!
Every $5 worth of pledge money turned in = 1 raffle entry
$40 worth of pledges = 8 raffle entries
The more pledges/money students raise the more entries they will receive & the higher chance they have of winning a prize. Prizes have either been purchased by SWEPTA or donated by local companies. We choose to keep a theme this year & all prizes relate to ‘Get Moving’ in one way or another. The 2 grand prizes that will be drawn first are 2 Super Scooters. Then we will go down the line giving away things as big as mp3 players, gift certificates for free local kids boxing classes, games like Bop-It, water bottles, frisbees, jump ropes and more!
The best part is whether students bring in $5 or $100 they all have a chance to win.
If you or your company would like to donate some more prizes OR offer a pledge match please contact Kymy via email.
SUPER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Jog-A-Thon is SWEPTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, besides raising money, Jog-A-Thon day is directly linked to PE goals, encourages fun in movement, and school spirit!
At least two (2) adult volunteers are needed per classroom to support teachers and the SWEPTA crew, from 10am-2pm. Volunteers will interact directly with kids and teachers, help students have a safe, fun time on the track, and assist in the final lap count. To sign up & volunteer please contact Ann via email. Contact Ann ASAP to volunteer.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN SWEPTA’s JOG-A-THON FUNDRAISER!!
Kymy Johnson Ann Johnson
SWEPTA Fundraising Chair SWEPTA Volunteer Coordinator