GET READY FOR WALKATHON!
****START COLLECTING PLEDGES NOW ****
Today your student is bringing home an envelope with instructions for gathering pledges for Walkathon, our annual Helman Elementary School PTA fall fundraiser. Please make any effort you can over the next two weeks to collect pledges – no pledge too small – and inspire your child to feel pride in doing their part to help support our classrooms, our school and our Helman community.
Walkathon is a way for every student and family in the Helman community to make a real difference at our school by helping to raise money for a broad range of classroom enrichment and extracurricular activities.
** Lost your envelope? No problem! Stop by the Helman office for a replacement. **
Friends and family near and far can even donate online – just click on the “Donate Now” button below to make a difference.
On Wednesday, October 12th, students will walk, run, hop, skip, cartwheel, roll, or otherwise propel themselves around a 1/10 mile grass track as many times as they are inspired to do so on. Family, friends, and neighbors are encouraged to pledge a per-lap or fixed donation amount so that the more laps each child completes, the more money they help to raise for projects such as:
- The Ashland Ponds Project
- After-School Arts program
- Science Fair
- School Improvements
- Classroom enrichment grants
- Musical Instruments
- Talent Show and other school-wide events
- Field Trips
- General classroom supplies
- Educational support, i.e. reading specialist expenses
- Playground Equipment
- Physical Education
- Dance Education
- And More!
Remember, you can even donate online – just click on the “Donate Now” button.
This year are hoping to set a new school participation record of a 75% envelope return rate. Whether your pledge envelope contains five cents or fifty dollars, every student who returns their pledge envelope by Friday, October 28th will be entered in the raffle for some fun and fabulous prizes. Grand prize is a gift certificate for a NEW PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES.