The 2015 Jog-A-Thon was a great success. Great running by the kids and great teamwork by the volunteers and staff!
2015 Jog-A-Thon Photos
Thanks to Arlene Ibarra for taking the fabulous photos: Arlene Collective
2015 Jog-A-Thon is October 22nd!
Picture this. Over one hundred kids lined up at their class’s “start line.”…..The theme to “Chariots of Fire” begins to blare over the loud speaker….. the excitement builds and then the announcer says, “Ready, set, go!”, and the kids are off…running to raise money for the school programs they love.
The McKinley Parent Teacher Club’s JOG-A-THON is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers and your support is vital. Most importantly this is the only event where the kids take the lead in raising money for their school. Did you know that most of McKinley’s music/dance, art, and Spanish programs are no longer funded by the school district? The only reason our kids get to participate in these programs is because we raise the money to fund them.
Grades K & 1st: 9:00am – 9:20am
Grades 2nd & 3rd: 9:35am – 10:05 am
Grades 4th & 5th: 10:20am – 11:00am
We are asking students who are able and willing to participate to get their families, friends, neighbors, and/or parent/guardian co-workers to sponsor them in the jog-a-thon. Although most families have found it easier to collect “flat donations” from sponsors (e.g. $25 for the whole event), some families/sponsors prefer to make per lap pledges (e.g. $5/lap). You can download and print a pledge sheet here: English, Spanish.
For 2015, we are using online fundraising through Pledgestar.
Just register at http://pledgestar.com/mckinley
Follow the instructions and it takes care of sending requests, thank you notes, and tracks donations for you–so easy!!
Students will receive a raffle ticket for each sponsor they collect and will be entered into a drawing for lots of great prizes, such as bikes, rock climbing tickets, ripstiks, Boomers fun pack, boogie board, and more. In order to be eligible for prizes, your child must turn in all donations by 4:00 pm to the classroom teacher on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015.
Jog-A-Thon T-Shirt………………………..All kids who raise $55 or more
Pizza Party with the Principal……… All kids who raise $85 or more
Engraved Trophy…………………………Top boy and girl runner (most laps) for each grade level
Class Party…………………………………The class that raises the most money per student
Limo Ride to In & Out Burger…………Top money raisers (Ride with Principal)
Parents also get to help out with the big event. There will be a volunteer sign-up sheet sent out with pledge packet on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. We will need parents to donate oranges, help mark the kids laps, hand out oranges and water during the race, or simply get out and run with the kids to keep their spirits up. If you are able to come and help out, it really is a blast! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Helen Newlin.
A BIG THANKS TO THIS YEAR’S SPONSORS!
Dr. Mary O’Connor, D.D.S.
Dr. Tara Zandvliet, M.D.
2012 Jog-A-Thon – Thursday, October 25th
462 students ran a total of 4,910 laps
Grand total = 865 miles
YOU RAISED $26,361!
2011 Jog-A-Thon – Thursday, October 20th
The 2011 jog-a-thon raised $17,125–yet another new school record. In all, 421 students ran a total of 4,551 laps for a total of 770.45 miles! Thanks to all the students and families who participated and made this event such a success.
A very special thanks to new McKinley parents Jean & Matt Rivaldi and their PromoDELI promotional company. Through their generosity, each child participating in this year’s Jog-a-thon received a reusable sports top water bottle with McKinley logo. Other sponsors included: Vertical Hold and Solid Rock Gym, Ultrazone Laser Tag, the Media Art Center, Belmont Park, the New Children’s Museum, Birch Aquarium, Yog-Art, PromoDeli.com, Speed Boat Adventures, and Flagship Cruises and Events.
The 2010 jog-a-thon raised $14,890–a new school record. Thanks to all the students and families who participated and made this event such a success. And a very special thanks to our wonderful sponsors!
Thanks to our generous sponsor.