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

Kindergarten  - Yellow

1st GRADE   - Green 

2nd GRADE  -  Red

3rd GRADE  - Orange

4th GRADE  -  White

5th GRADE  -  Blue

Paden walkathon challenge!

Paden Pelicans we challenge you to:

  • Walk or Run farther than last year.

  • Ask family, friends & neighbors to donate: one way that you have done before & one new way!

  • Most importantly - enjoy, be safe & have fun!

Walkathon contact:

If you have any questions please email

How can you help

We're always looking for ways to improve our event. Do you have any feedback about this year's event? Suggestions for next year? Questions? Have you participated at a Walkathon somewhere else?

Contact - we would love to hear from you.  

Paden Walkathon

This year's Walkathon will be Friday, October 15th! Our goal is $30,000.

The 2021 Paden Walkathon is the major fundraiser for the school year for all students. The PTA uses these funds to fund teacher mini-grants, the art docent program, assemblies, field trips and other enrichment opportunities. This has been an annual event for 15+ years. Paden Logo Winner

logo by Kieran Devaney

Ways to donate

Students are encouraged to request donations from family members, neighbors and friends by writing a letter, making calls, sending an email or posting on social media for pledges and donations. People can donate a flat amount or pledge per “lap” (which is ¼ of a mile). Note: Flat amount donations are much easier for accounting purposes.

Checks should be made payable to Paden PTA

  1. PAYPAL – Send family and friends our link to PayPal (on this page! to the right) If you would like your contribution to be credited to a particular student, please be sure to ENTER THAT STUDENT'S NAME AND GRADE on the page just after entering your donation amount. Per lap pledge donations can be sent via PayPal as well!
  2. PLEDGESTAR – Coming soon! You'll be able to set up a page for your child on PledgeStar where your family and friends can donate!
  3. CASH or CHECK - Collection envelopes will be sent home at the beginning of October. Cash and check donations can be sent back to Paden. 

where does the money go

Every cent raised is spent right here at Paden Elementary School. Our goal of $30,000 is ambitious, but it provides the PTA with over half of our projected income for the year. The PTA supports programs such as field trips, assemblies, teacher mini grants, art docent materials and more! Please help us reach our fundraising goals by encouraging your child, your immediate family, and your extended family to take part in this fun community event!expense breakdown

Donate using PayPal