The ninth annual Jog-A-Thon has proven CRAZY successful so far this year with fundraising efforts coming to a close next week. To date, this generous community has already fundraised over $46,000, with 365 students donating in some capacity. The school participation goal is 516 students, roughly 80 percent of our student body. Organizers are hopeful that goal can be obtained by next week’s deadline of Oct. 19. If this participation goal can be achieved, the school will enjoy another dance party with a live DJ.
On Friday, Oct. 7, kids hit the pavement wearing class colors and wild hair do’s all in support of their school. The Jog-A-Thon is the only student-led fundraiser during the year that puts the onus on the kids to raise critical funding that directly impacts their education experience at Bonny Slope Elementary.
“It's truly humbling the way our community steps up year after year, from volunteering to donating, to ensure every single student at Bonny Slope gets access to the programs and activities that BSCO provides,” said Ava Palmquist, Vice President of Fundraising. “And of course Jog-A-Thon wouldn't succeed without the hard work of our students who give their best and run with all their might. This is a very special place!”
Jog-A-Thon Committee Leads, Christy Bishop and Jenny Johnson, are pleased with the response of the BSE community. "I am so thrilled with the success of the 2016 Jog A Thon! Watching the enthusiasm of our amazing students, fabulous teachers and our wonderful parents for this event is such a statement of our dedication to our school's success,” said Bishop. “This is an important fundraiser for BSE because it sets the stage for our fundraising for the remainder of the school year and we're certainly off to a great start!”
More than 110 parent and community volunteers donated their time on the day of the event. This ensured the Jog-A-Thon ran smoothly, kids had a fabulous time and, above all, were safe. “I am constantly impressed by the commitment of our parent community in ensuring our kids, programs and events are well supported. Thanks to all who made this happen,” added Johnson.