September 27, 2014
Volunteers needed! See the Forms link to the left to download our volunteer sheet and return to school as soon as possible. Many hands are needed, from manning tables to donating food to helping keep our children safe on the course! Contact committee member Amy Sine at email@example.com with any questions.
Forms needed will be sent home for each family and can also be downloaded from this page (see upper left hand corner).
Every child contributing at least $25 to the 5K (in pledges or donations) will receive a 2014 Laps for Learning T-shirt. These will be distributed a week or two after the 5k so we can make sure everyone who has earned one gets one!
Incentives – Any child collecting $100 in pledges will be entered in a raffle to win an exciting grand prize (to be announced soon)! Additional raffle tickets may be earned for each additional $50 in pledges collected after their inital $100. If the school reaches our goal of $17,000 we will have a "pop & popsicles" lunch during the school day. Each class will be allowed to submit a list of music they'd like to hear played during their lunch period and a DJ will play their songs while students enjoy a complementary popsicle! Rock on, Olde Creek!
Parking on Saturday – The school parking lot will be unavailable that morning.
Remember, please don’t bring any money you may have already collected to the 5k! Collection envelopes will be handed out on Saturday or sent home on Monday.
Seven years ago the PTA was challenged with the task of coming up with a new idea for fundraising. The idea of a 5k was put into place and turned out to be a huge success. It is a fun and healthy way for the school to raise money. And, what’s most significant about this fundraiser (unlike gift wrap programs, for example) is that the PTA gets to keep every dime we raise! This year the PTA will host its seventh annual 5k Walk/Run on Saturday, September 28. The event will begin with check-in at 7:30 a.m. and the walk/run will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. It should take no longer than 1 hour for most everyone to complete the course, so you’ll still have plenty of time to get to other Saturday activities!
NOTE: This is NOT a competitive or timed event!
Fill out the attached registration form and return it to school as soon as possible. (Once your child returns this form, tell them to look in the school lobby for their name on one of the runners pictured above!) Please note your child’s t-shirt size on the form. Siblings are welcome to join us!
T-shirts - Every child contributing at least $25 to the 5k will receive a 2013 Laps for Learning t‑shirt.
Pledge sheets: Use the pledge sheet (see Forms) to keep track of your sponsors. (It is not necessary for you to fill in all the information about address, phone number, etc., unless it helps you.) Students should start collecting pledges right away.
Pledges may be made by anyone. A pledge may be made per kilometer or a flat pledge may be made. Please ask everyone who pledges if their company has a matching gift fund policy.
Pledge money will be collected after the 5k is completed.
Please do not bring money with you on September 28.
The $100 incentive – Any child collecting $100 in pledges will be entered in a raffle to win an exciting grand prize (to be announced soon)! Additional raffle tickets may be earned for each additional $50 in pledges they collect after the initial $100.
School-wide incentive – If the school reaches their goal of collecting $17,000, then there will be a “pop and popsicles lunch” during lunch one day. (This date will be determined by Mrs. Mack.) Each class will be allowed to submit a list of music they’d like to hear played during their lunch period and a “DJ” will honor those requests. Each child will also be offered one free popsicle that day!
Register today and start collecting pledges!!
If you have any questions at all about the 5k, please feel free to contact any of the committee chairs listed below:
Paige Book--general information firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-585-0045We look forward to seeing you on September 28!