Our new PTA fundraiser begins with a student pep rally on Tuesday, September 5th and finishes with a Fun Run on Thursday, September 14th. Look for more information to come home in the weekly folders this week. Check this video out to learn more about how this program works. https://vimeo.com/222281617/b349062227
Volunteer to pass out water or mark laps during one of the 3 fun runs on September 14th. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e48aea72da4fa7-slefun
What is the Fun Run?
The Fun Run is a 9-day program and is this semester’s biggest fundraiser, taking place on Thursday, September 14th. Families will be getting pledges for the laps their student runs at the Fun Run. Funds raised from this event go toward support for teachers, classroom resources, student awards and activities.
How can parents register their student(s)?
First, parents log in or sign up on funrun.com. Then, parents can register their student as a participant on funrun.com using the school registration code. Students get a free prize just by being registered.
How can students get pledges?
Parents can help connect students to 10 different sponsors. Families can enter those pledges online at funrun.com
Will my student really run 30 laps? How big is the track?
Yes, even kindergarteners! The Fun Run track is about 1/16th of a mile, 1/4 the size of a normal high school track. The average student will run 30-35 laps and will have a goal to run at least 30 laps to help their school. The most any student will be counted for is 35 laps.
Can students receive a prize for flat donations?
Yes! All flat donations count toward pledges and are rounded by 30 (the average student will run 30 laps). So, a $30 donation is the same as $1 per lap. A $60 donation is the same as $2 per lap, etc.
What if families don’t have Internet?
If a student’s family does not have Internet access, parents and families can use the pledgebook to record all pledges. If students turn their pledgebook into their teacher, please make sure student and class name are listed on the front.
Can sponsors pay for pledges online?
YES! Sponsors have the option to pay online. Only pledges that have an email address entered with the pledge can be paid online. Make sure sponsors know they should enter a valid email address. The day after the Fun Run event, sponsors will receive an email with payment options.
When is the pledge money due?
Pledge money is due on Thursday, September 21st. Families have one week to collect their pledges after the Fun Run taking place on Thursday, September 14th.
How is money collected?
Families will call their sponsors to let them know how many laps their student ran. All students will get an envelope to organize cash and checks and bring back to school (if sponsors don’t pay online). All checks are made out to SLE PTA.