This is your chance to have fun with your friends, be healthy, and help keep JOES great!

WHEN & WHERE:  At school from 8am-11am on Friday, October 4, 2019 – Students will walk, jog, or run during their timeslot. Families and friends are encouraged to come and volunteer and cheer them on!      


7:30 – 8:10 AM Setup – putting out cones, getting table, music…

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?:  It's a healthy and fun way to raise funds for the many programs that make Jose Ortega great like science and art programs, teacher support, recess monitors, student enrichment activities, school greening and more.

Our goal is to raise $45,000! That’s a BIG number but with your support we can do it. If each student is able to meet the challenge of raising $100 in donations, we will have achieved our fundraising goal! That's as easy as getting 5 people to donate $20 each. 


Use Pledgestar, a web based fundraising system that makes it much easier to request pledges from family and friends, and 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 to support our awesome programs:

  1. Go to

  2. Enter your name and email address, then click Register

  3. Follow the instructions on-screen

The system will email and/or text pledge requests directly to your family and friends as well as providing a link to share on social media.  The site takes care of the rest!  

For families with multiple children, only one registration is needed and donations will be split evenly among your children.

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION with Corporate Matching! See if your company participates.

PRIZES: Each class will have its own goal and class prize list (see below for your class) and get rewarded with fun things like a dance party, extra recess, stuffed animal day, etc.!  Other great prizes will be awarded the following Friday on October 11th at morning Sing-along.


·        FAQ on Online Pledge System

·        Step-by-step instructions for online pledge system

·        Pledge Sheet   

·        Email Request Template

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


Thanks so much for all of your support!