PV Jog-A-Thon letter

Plaza Vista Jog-A-Thon
Friday, March 20th, 2015
(Thursday, April 17th, 2015 – Alternative in case of Rain)
ATTENTION Parents it is time for our annual Jog-a-thon! Read on for important details for this upcoming
What is the Plaza Vista Jog-a-thon? Our school Jog-a-thon is a running/walking event sponsored by
Plaza Vista PTA. This is a fundraising event with the goal of promoting exercise and healthy lifestyles.
Other than our annual fall pledge drive, it is our only other major school fundraiser. Students will have
about 30 minutes to complete as many laps as possible by walking and jogging.
What is the goal of the Jog-a-thon? All donations from our school Jog-a-thon support PTA sponsored
school enrichment programs such as computer lab equipment, school assemblies, lunchtime programs,
staff support and much more!.
What about T-shirts? Students will receive a Plaza Vista Jog-a-thon T-shirt the day of the event. We are
asking families to donate a voluntary contribution of $5.00 per student to help off-set the cost of the
shirt. If you’d like to contribute, please include on the attached donation form.
Are volunteers needed? You bet, we need volunteers to mark lap cards, serve water and assist in a
variety of ways. If you’re available to help, we need you! Please sign-up online at
Go to “Find a Signup” (1st tab at the top)
Enter the email address [email protected]
Click on “Jogathon 2015” link
Click on a button for an open time slot
Next Steps:
1. Collect Donations: The Jog-a-thon is a key fundraiser we depend on to meet our PTA donation
budget for Plaza Vista. Please help us meet these goals by asking your family and friends to help by
sponsoring your run. Please fill out the sponsorship part of this form and return them to school no
later than Friday, March 13th.
2. Run / Walk the 2015 Jog-a-thon on Friday, March 20th: Family is invited to join us for the fun event.
• Kindergarten – 3rd Grade: 8:30am to 9:30am (30 min running time)
• 4th – 5th Grade: 10:30am – 11:30am (40 min running time)
• 6th – 8th Grade: 1:15pm – 2:15pm (40 min running time)
3. Return Donations: After the Jog-a-thon is completed, collect all of your Jog-a-thon donations from
your sponsors and send in your funds by Tuesday, March 24th.
For any questions please contact PTA Jog-a-thon committee at [email protected]
*A waiver for this event was included in the student personal data updates you made at the beginning of the school year.
If you did not approve the waiver, you will be contacted by a Jog-a-thon committee member. If your child has to be
excused from this activity due to a medical restriction or any other reasons, please inform the child’s teacher.
2015 Jog-A-Thon Sponsor Sheet
Student Name___________________________________
Each sponsor can choose FIXED DONATION or PLEDGE PER LAP.
FIXED DONATION: Complete this column if you want to contribute a FIXED dollar amount no matter how many laps the student has run.
PLEDGE PER LAP: Complete this column if you want to contribute an amount PER LAP run by the student.
Sponsor's Name
Phone Number
Fixed Donation Due:
Fixed Donation
Pledge Per lap
Add T-Shirt Donation
Yes $5.00
Laps Run
Amount Due
For Office Use
Please return the pledge form to your child's classroom by
Friday, March 13th, 2015
Fixed Donation Amount
Pledge per lap Amount
Monies prepaid
Total Amount Due
Top Donor wins a new pair of running shoes
Each Girl and Boy with high laps per grade level wins Carnival Tickets
One class per grade level with highest pledge will receive $50.00 towards class party
or activity.

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