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Fitness FUNdraiser 2013


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Today is the start of our biggest fundraiser of the year—the Linscott-Rumford Elementary School 2013 FUNTASTIC FITNESS FUNDRAISER!

Last year, we were able to fund-raise over $14,000 which we poured back into our children’s educations. The money raised, funded 18 enrichment programs covering various topics from an Ben Franklin character actor, a animal expert to several hands-on science experiments, 7 field trips and buses, and many special events for all of our students. Plus, we were able to give $10 per student to the teachers for classroom supplies.

Students will be asked to track sponsorships made by family and friends for each station (5 stations in total) they will do during at lunch recess on the attached Pledge Sheets. Sponsors can pledge a monetary donation per station or a flat donation. All of our students will participate and have fun with this healthy event!! 

The day of the event will be on Friday, October 4th at the lunch recess (extended to 30 minutes).  The students will have assigned stations to start at, once they complete that station a parent volunteer will give them stamp. After the 30 minutes, the volunteers will then record the number of stations completed by counting the stamps. The Pledge sheet, donation receipts and money envelope will be sent home later in the week to the students to collect the money.

Please track your sponsors on the Pledge Sheet provided and return it to school with your child no later than Friday, September 27th.

We hope these Rewards and Incentives will make fundraising fun for the students!

•All students who returns their Pledge sheets before Friday, Sept 27th will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a Boston Rock Gym session (2 winners), SkyZone session (2 winners) and LaserCraze session (2 winners).

•Also, all students who return their Pledge sheets will receive fitness novelty toy for just turning in their Pledge sheet.

•All students who bring in over $40 in Pledge money will receive a Cal’s Cart (school store) voucher.

•The classroom that raises the most amount of money will receive a extra gym class.

•All students who participate will get a flying disk, ribbon, water and a healthy snack donated by Whole Foods.

•Every child that completes all 5 stations will be entered in a drawing, by class, to win a $10 Target Gift Card.  Pledge money must be turned in on time in order to qualify!

•The top student that raise the most money, completes 5 stations and meets all of the due dates will win a Sports Authority sports themed basket, LaserCraze and SkyZone Session and gift card all worth $100.


BONUS! If the  school reaches our fundraiser goal of $5000, each student will get a piece of duct tape for every sponsor that pledges them  to strap Mr. Wells to the wall for an ENTIRE lunch period!!  So get 5 sponsors, get 5 PIECES OF DUCT TAPE to strap Mr. Wells to the lunch room wall!


Calendar of Events

Monday, September 16th – Kickoff -Mr. Wells and the PTO will explain in an assembly what the Fitness FUNdraiser is about. Hand out the Pledge Sheets to go home with students.

Fri, September 27th - Pledge Sheets due
Pledge Sheets are due back. All students who turn them in get a novelty toy and a chance to be put into a raffle to win SkyZone, Boston Rock gym or LaserCraze sessions. LAST DAY to return sheets in!!

Fri, October 4th (Rain Date Mon, Oct 7th) – Funtastic Fitness Stations
Eat a good breakfast!  Also, wear your FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM ATTIRE. Lunch Recesses will be extended to 30 minutes. Each class will be given a colorband and a station to start at. At the start, the students will complete each station and then walk to the next course. Students will do this until the time period ends. At the end volunteers at the color station will tally the number of stations the students complete.

Monday, October 7th – Pledge Sheets with tallies go home
A copy of the tallied Pledge Sheet with number stations completed, donation money tallied, envelope to collect donations and donation receipts will go home with the students.

Wednesday, October 16th – Pledge Donation Money due
Pledge donation money is due.

Friday, October 18th – Prizes Awarded
Wrap-up assembly – prizes awarded. The amount raised will be announced.

In reaching our goal with this healthy event, we hope to be able to provide some great educational enrichment programs, supply the teachers with tools they need and give the students some fun school events. So, we are asking for your support and hope everyone will participate.

Sincerely,

Linscott-Rumford PTO

Email: linscott.rumford.pto@gmail.com

Website: http://www.linscottrumfordpto.org

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Linscott Rumford PTO,
Sep 24, 2013, 12:02 PM
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