JOES… Get Your Walking Shoes On!

This is your chance to have fun with your friends, get fit, and help make this a great year for JOES! With everyone’s help, we can make the JOES Walk-a-thon a fun day for the whole school and a successful fundraiser!

WHEN & WHERE: The walk-a-thon will take place at the school during school hours on Friday, October 20th – a special FREE DRESS day. Students will walk, jog, or run with their classmates during their timeslot. Families are encouraged to come and volunteer and cheer them on!

                   8:10am – 8:40am:  Pre K, K & 1st

                   9:00am – 9:30am;  2nd and 3rd

                   9:50am – 10:20am:  4th and 4/5 split

                   10:40am – 11:10am:  5th

WHY A WALK-A-THON?: This is a great way to raise money for the school in a healthy and fun way.

Our goal this year is to raise $40,000! That’s a BIG number but with your support we can achieve anything! In fact, if each student is able to meet the challenge of raising $100 in donations, we will have achieved our fundraising goal!  Plus, if students meet this goal, they will be entered into a drawing to throw a pie at the principle!  That's as easy as getting 5 people to donate $20 each.  In addition, check with your company and encourage other donors to do the same to DOUBLE the donations with Corporate Matching!

100% of the funds raised will directly benefit our students. These funds support things like science, art, academic support, recess monitors, student enrichment activities, school greening and more.

NEW! COLLECT PLEDGES ONLINE!:

New this year, we're using an awesome web based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online (or by check). It's fun, easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don't!

Please register now to help our school raise as much as we can to support our awesome programs:

The system allows you to email pledge requests to your family and friends directly (or you can email to yourself and forward) as well as providing a link to share on social media.  The site takes care of the rest by collecting payment, sending receipts to donors and following up on the per lap pledges. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online. Then you can sit back, relax and watch the donations roll in!  

PRIZES! Great prizes will be awarded to students the following Friday on October 27th at morning Sing-along, see here for the prize list.

WALK-A-THON RESOURCES:        

·         FAQ on Online Pledge System

·         Step-by-step instructions for online pledge system 

·         Pledge Sheet   

·         Donation Receipt   

·         Email Request Template 

·         Notes for families new to the Walk-a-thon

·         Volunteer!

QUESTIONS: email walkathon@joseortegaschool.org

We’re looking forward to October 20th being a Way Cool Day! Thanks so much for all of your help!

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