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Walkathon contacts

Walkathon Chair -

Pam Arneson (5th grade parent)

PamArneson@gmail.com

510-898-6663

 

Walkathon Co-Chair -

Vacant

If you are interested in learning how to run a Walkathon, please consider being our Co-Chair.  Email Pam at the address above.

 

 

 

Walkathon

WALKATHON

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WHAT IS THE WALKATHON?

It's a fun-filled day of walking, music, and dancing.  Paden's Annual Walkathon is THE major fundraiser for the PTA.  It is a fun way for kids to be active, have fun with friends and raise money for the school.  All donations are full tax-deductible and 100% of the funds raised will stay here at Paden School.   

WHEN IS THE WALKATHON?

The date for the 2018-19 Walkathon is Wednesday, October 17th.   Students and teachers (and any parents and siblings who want to join us) will walk from 9:30 - 11:15am on the lower yard. 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

In late September, students will receive a Walkathon envelope. Between then and October 16, kids will ask their friends, neighbors, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, dentists, etc. to support them by pledging or donating money. If someone makes a "flat amount" pledge, students can collect the donation immediately.  If someone makes a "per lap" pledge, students will need to return to that sponsor to collect after October 17th.  We will count the number of laps a student completes whether or not they receive any "per lap" pledges.  If you need additional pledge sheets, you can print it from the link below.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We need volunteers to help on the day of the event to draw and decorate the course, set up snacks, keep track of the number of laps the kids walk, count money, and clean up.  It's a fun way to be involved with our school.  Contact the PTA  if you can help or if you have any questions.  If you have participated at a Walkathon somewhere else, we would love to hear from you. We're always looking for ways to improve our event.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

The money we raise from the Walkathon allows us to pay for: art docent supplies like paint, ink, and clay; field trip transportation and admission fees (at least $25 per child each year); garden supplies; and teacher supplies such as flexible seating and recess equipement. Our wonderful assemblies for each grade level, music classes, and our school-wide celebrations throughout the year also require significant funds. We don't want to have to cut back!

PRIZES

INDIVIDUAL - Each student who returns a Walkathon Pledge Envelope with a donation of any amount will receive a prize.

CLASS - The top two classes will receive a class prize.

ALL SCHOOL - Goal and prize to be determined

CLASS COLORS

Each grade level is asked to wear a shirt of a particular color:

TK AND KINDERGARTEN      - Yellow

1st GRADE                              - Green 

2nd GRADE                            -  Red

3rd GRADE                             -  Orange

4th GRADE                             -  White

5th GRADE                             -  Blue

FORM

2016 Walkathon Collection Envelope Pledge Form  The form for the 2018-19 Walkathon will be available soon.

Donate using PayPal

Use the button below to make a direct donation using a credit card or PayPal account. Your direct donations help us provide programs that are not covered by the Paden School budget, such as ART DOCENT, FIELD TRIPS, ASSEMBLIES and TEACHER MINI-GRANTS.  Please support the PTA today. If you would like to give credit to a specific student, please enter their name during the PayPal checkout.

Please sign up to be a Walkathon Volunteer

Stay tuned for volunteer sign-ups!