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    JSIS 2018 move-a-thon


    Mark your calendars for our 1st all-school community building and FUNdraising event, the JSIS Move-A-Thon!

    The Move-A-Thon is both a celebration of motion and an old-fashioned fundraiser put on by the PTA and John Stanford families.

    This year our theme is “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies, Happy Children!” We will focus on teaching students the importance of exercise and healthy eating. The kids will also learn safety tips on the proper use of helmets, bikes and scooters.  This is an incredible opportunity for students, staff and community members to come together and directly support our school while having FUN. We are aiming for 100% participation in this fun and healthy event where ALL students can participate and have their efforts benefit their school.

    What time to start, how long to stay, and how far to travel is up to you and them. Put on your sneakers, bring your checkbooks, credit cards, completed pledge sheets, bikes/scooters and come Move with your John Stanford community! We hope to see you all there! (Note: Dress appropriately for the weather; we will hold the event, rain or shine.)

    When: September 30th, 2018
    Where: Gas Works Park (NEW LOCATION!)
    Time:  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Per Student FUNdraising Goal: $100
    Questions? Email us!

    How does the Move-A-Thon work?

    Move-A-Thon participants set a donation goal for the year and using the pledge form or event donation link reach out to get pledges from friends, family and neighbors based on either a flat dollar amount, or the distance they anticipate traveling. Then, on the day of the event, they bring their bikes, scooters, roller skates, or just their feet down to Gas Works Park (NEW LOCATION!) and MOVE! Participants track the distance traveled by getting their trail card marked after each completed loop.  They will then complete the collection of sponsor pledges (for donations made per/mile) and turn them in to the school no later than October 8th, 2018. 

    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 doing your own “My Move-a-Thon,” or by making a donation directly to the PTA. Please consider donating to support the many AMAZING programs at JSIS!

    Are there prizes?

    • Each student and volunteer attending the event will receive a Move-A-Thon t-shirt.
    • 100% School Participation – our goal is to achieve 100% participation.  If we accomplish this there will be a School Celebration! Details to be provided at a later date.
    • ALL Participants have an opportunity to win a brand new bike.  This year we have received a kind donation of 2 bikes by our friends at Diamond Back and Windermere (Real Estate Agent Stacie Youngblood). All participants that fundraise and return their pledges, even if it’s with a $1 contribution will have an opportunity to win a bike.  
    • Class that collects the most funds (as a percent of their class size) receives a Special Prize (to be announced shortly).
    • Top 2 Fundraisers will have an opportunity to be “Principal for One Day”
    • There will be many more prizes raffled.  Kids will receive a raffle ticket for every $10 raised for a higher probability of winning multiple prizes.  All raffle prizes will be announced shortly.

    What Does the Fundraiser Pay For?

    The PTA’s funding covers extra staffing and projects for the school all year round.

    This is an important fundraiser for the PTA which accounts for more than half of its entire budget for the year. The PTA uses this money collected for a wide variety of activities and needs that would otherwise go unmet during the school year, including:

    • art supplies

    • ADD student Directory

    • dance/music residency

    • 5th Grade Camp

    • poetry

    • 5th Grade Graduation

    • science fair

    • La Fiesta

    • Japan night

    • Field Day

    • staff appreciation

    • teacher stipends

    • donations to our school library

    • PE equipment

    • and more!