The 2016 PTA Move-A-Thon was Sunday, October 2nd just east of Gasworks Park on the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Did you know that the Move-A-Thon is our PTA's MAIN fundraiser, typically generating more than half of the entire PTA budget for the year?

The PTA then uses this money for a wide variety of activities and needs that would otherwise go unmet, including:
  • art supplies
  • ceramics
  • dance/music residency
  • performances
  • poetry
  • visual arts program
  • science fair
  • La Fiesta
  • Japan night
  • immersion trip scholarships
  • staff appreciation
  • teacher stipends
  • donations to our school library
  • PE equipment
  • and more!
What is the Move-A-Thon?

The Move-A-Thon is both a celebration of motion and an old-fashioned fundraiser. Kids get pledges from friends, family and neighbors based on either a flat amount, or the distance they anticipate traveling. Then they bring their bikes, or scooters, or roller skates, or just their feet down to the Burke-Gilman Trail (between Bagley and Latona Ave NE) and MOVE! Participants will receive their "Trail Card" to document the distance they travel. They will also receive their Move-A-Thon T-shirt when they sign in. What time to start, how long to stay, and how far to travel is up to you and them. Adults supervise the event for safety.

More information can be found on the (external) MAT event website!

Because this is the PTA's largest event of the year, the goal for this fundraiser is 100% participation!

Can't Attend?

We'd love to see you on the trail but we know that isn't possible for everyone. Pledge forms will include an opportunity for you to still "participate" by making a donation directly to the PTA. Please consider donating to support the many AMAZING programs at JSIS!

If you haven't volunteered before, the MAT is a great event to get your feet wet.
See the Move-A-Thon Volunteer Page for more details.

Details from last year's event:

2015 PTA Move-A-Thon Results

  • Most Participation - Rie Sensei's Japanese 3rd grade AM class
  • Most Money Raised - Takako Sensei's 5th grade Japanese class won the pizza party for most funds collected
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