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Jog-A-Thon is THIS WEEK!

2017 SWEPTA Jog-A-Thon FUNdraiser

at South Whidbey Elementary School!!

You can download the printable pledge form by clicking here.

Jog-A-Thon has been a fundraiser for SW grades K-5 for over 20 years. This is SWEPTA’s largest 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, grants for field trip buses, family fun nights, and educational events like Science Day.  Depending on the students grade the event will be 3/1 or 3/2 during their lunch recess.

How does the Jog-A-Thon work?
With the help of a parent, students ask friends, family & neighbors to make a pledge.  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 they get a rubber band and we count them all at the end.

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 3/7. 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 3/15 to qualify for raffle entries.

The grade, as a whole, that raises the most money will win pizza parties for all of their classes. For example if 3rd Grade won, all three 3rd grade classes would get a pizza party.

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.

More information including volunteering & raffle prize details can be found on the back.  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.


Kymy Johnson                                           Cailyn Murray
SWEPTA President                                   SWEPTA Volunteer Coordinator


Along side the grade competitions, all students will receive a small treat 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 will be giving away things as big as generic mp3 players, gift certificates for free local activities, games, water bottles, 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 us via our Facebook page.


Jog-A-Thon is March 1st & 2nd!


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!  Complete this form & return it to your child’s teacher ASAP to volunteer.

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.  We may not need all volunteers the whole time, during the lunch recess event is the most important.

March 1st : Grades Kindergarten, 2nd , 4th    – During their lunch recess
March 2nd: Grades 1st, 3rd & 5th                       – During their lunch recess

If you would like to volunteer please contact your students teacher or contact us via our Facebook page.


CLASS COLORS – Please encourage students to wear their class color that day.

Haugen – Red

LeWarne – Yellow

Spear – Blue

Anthony – Green

Davies-Vogel – Red

Matthews – Yellow

Zisette – Blue

Hofius – Red

Mack – Yellow

Twomey – Blue

Cain – Red

Ploof – Yellow

Sage – Blue

Stanley – Red

Kizer – Yellow

Raley – Blue

Callahan – Blue

Lavassar – Yellow

Muncey – Green



PTA Info Night & Board Meeting

Ever wonder what the PTA does? Interested in volunteer opportunities? Come find out more tonight, Tie. 12/9in the Art room (104) at the elementary school from 6-6:30 pm before the monthly board meeting from 6:30-8pm.

REMINDER: Early Release Wednesday 12/10

Don’t forget, tomorrow Wednesday 12/10, is an early release day for students.

Early Release Times
Langley Middle School:  11:20
SW Academy:                  11:30
SW High School:             11:30
SW Elementary:               12:30

Help South Whidbey Schools


SWEPTA members!  Help South Whidbey schools. Contact your state reps and urge them to FULLY FUND Washington state schools.  The McCleary decision stated that legislators must fund K-12 schools but they are far behind reaching that goal by 2018 ($3,000-5,000 per student!). Programs get cut locally to make up the difference.  Our reps are:  Senator Barbara Bailey (360) 786-7618, Rep. Norma Smith (360) 786-7884, Rep. Dave Hayes (360) 786-7914.  (email through website or write a letter!).  Thank you!


Art Docent Demo Night

Please Come to our Art Docent Demo Night!

Techniques in Handbuilding with Clay

Projects K-5

November 5th 6:30-7:30pm in Room 104

Open to All!

Remember to vote Nov. 5th 2013

Please vote on November 5th.  There will be school board positions on this years ballot.   If you are not registered to vote, October 8th is the deadline to register.  You can go onlne to register at Secretary of State website:

Welcome to SWEPTA!

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