PLEASANTDALE PTO FUN RUN INFORMATION
The Pleasantdale PTO is proud to host this fun and exciting way to get the students moving and to help raise money for our school district. This fun run encourages physical activity, instills school spirit, and motivates the students to reach personal and classroom goals. This event will be our MAIN fundraiser for the year!
WHAT IS THE FUN RUN? The Pleasantdale PTO Fun Run is a fun run that Pleasantdale students will participate in during their regular P.E. class during the week of November 26th. They will run, walk, skip, dance or jog laps to earn pledges.
WHAT DO PROCEEDS GO TO FUND? This is our primary fundraiser for the year and funds raised will go to purchase a large drop-down projector screen for use in the Elementary School Gym, support heart rate monitor purchases and fund PE equipment/item purchases for the Middle School, and fund all of our Year-round PTO events, items and activities.
Year-round PTO sponsored events, activities & items include: Welcome Back Event, 8th Grade Activities & Items, 4th Grade Year-End Party, Elementary School Class Parties, Halloween Hop, Shamrock Shake, Sports Night, Family Art Night, Cultural Night, Cultural Arts, School Assemblies, Music/Band Items, Art Supplies/Items, Paw Prints, Teacher & Staff Appreciation, Welcome Back Luncheon for Teachers & Staff, Administrative Gifts, Reading & Literature Prizes, Global Read Aloud Books, and much more.
The PTO and school staff will be organizing and running the entire Fun Run Event to allow for more than 95% of the proceeds to be kept for the benefit of the school district and PTO.
FUN RUN DETAILS:
Dates: November 26th - 30th during regularly scheduled PE Classes
Register by: November 26th
Final Donations Due: December 4th
HOW TO COLLECT PLEDGES:
PLEDGE FORM: Donations can be made directly to your child using their printed pledge form envelope. Donations can be made personally by cash/check payment. Checks should be made out to “Pleasantdale PTO”. Pledge forms & collected donations can be sent to school with your child in the provided envelope by December 4th. (If your child loses his/her pledge envelope/form, simply send pledges in a plain envelope with his name, grade and “PTO” on it.) To print out a pledge form, click
ONLINE DONATIONS: For our Fun Run this year, we're using an awesome web based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It's fun, it's easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don't! To register: Simply 1) Go to PledgeStar by 2) Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”, 3) Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit” and then 4) Follow the instructions on-screen to register students When you finish, the system mails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You can also post a link on social media or text the link. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online. Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help. Families with multiple children: Families can register all of their children under one account. In such cases, donations received will automatically be divided equally between each child. If you wish to send individual pledge request for each of your children, you must register each under a separate account and email.
PRIZES & REWARDS:
There are rewards for students, grades and the entire school for certain milestones.
INDIVIDUAL STUDENT PRIZES:
Collect $20 = Button to pin on your cap. Elementary School Students = Winking Emoji Button / Middle School Students = Patriotic Peace Sign Button
Collect $50 = Rocket Balloon
Collect $80 = Finger Flashlight & entry in drawing to win a $10 Target Card, $50 Westmont Yard Gift Certificate, Culver’s Gift Certificates, and $30 Wolf Restaurant Gift Certificate.
Collect $120 = Light-up Shutter Glasses
Collect $150 = Ribbon Wand & entry in drawing to win choice of 6V POWER WHEEL/ FITBIT VERSA SMARTWATCH / AMAZON FIRE HD 10 SMART TABLET / DRONE WITH CAMERA
Collect $200 = Pleasantdale Fun Run Drawstring Bag
Collect $250 - Superhero Felt Mask
Collect $300 = Pleasantdale Fun Run T-Shirt
TOP INDIVIDUAL PLEDGE: The student that collects the highest amount in pledges will receive a choice of the following:
6V POWER WHEEL
FITBIT VERSA SMARTWATCH
AMAZON FIRE HD 10 SMART TABLET
DRONE WITH CAMERA
TOP INDIVIDUAL PLEDGE AMOUNT FOR EACH GRADE: The student that collects the most amount in pledges in each grade will receive a Fun Run Medal.
TOP PLEDGING GRADE: All students in the top pledging grade at the Elementary School will receive the following prize: Extra Recess and Hat Day. All Students in the top pledging grade at the Middle School will receive the following prize: Choice of Activity in their PE Class, Hat Day and Music during lunch.
DISTRICT WIDE GOAL: If our school district raises a total amount of $25K, then each school will get to participate in a fun principal activity.
**Prizes may be subject to change to equivalent/similar items.