2017 Jog-a-thon Kicks Off “Running Around the World!”

Click here to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094fafae23a46-2017

Our 10th Annual Jog-A-Thon is off to a running start! This school-wide event promotes fun and fitness while raising funds for BSCO’s annual budget.  Students will solicit pledges/donations, then run, jog, or walk their way to the finish line on Friday, October 6th.  The money raised supports programs that directly enrich students' education and experience here at Bonny Slope. 

Our theme this year is “Running Around the World.” Each classroom will be assigned a country, will learn about that country in the classroom, and design their own flag to represent their classroom.  This will be a fun and educational experience for the children while running and raising money for their school. What do the kids wear? Every classroom will have a designated shirt color.

Colorful student materials should go home in every backpack on Friday, September 8, 2017.  Below you will find important information to get you started.

FUNDRAISING

Students may start soliciting pledges today!  There are two methods to raise money.  Choose the most convenient method or feel free to utilize both.

1. Online Method:

Build a quick, simple, and secure online fundraising page through http://pledgestar.com/bonnyslope.  *EASY ONLINE PLATFORM! After several easy steps, parents and students will be able to email, Facebook, and Twitter their page to friends and family.  Create pages early to be entered into weekly prize raffles.  

2. Envelope Method:  

Students solicit pledges and then collect them in the JAT envelope.  Each sponsor should write their name, pledge per lap, and maximum pledge on the attached envelope. 

If the sponsor would like a tax receipt, the student should fill out the receipt (donation amount and date) and give it to the sponsor immediately.  Tax receipt forms are found here.  Students may also collect flat donations in advance, but should keep the money and the pledge envelope until after the event.  Envelopes need to be turned in by Tuesday, October 17, 2017 to be eligible for prizes.

MATCHING FUNDS

Maximizing your company’s matching funds is an important aspect of BSCO’s fundraising.  Please visit http://www.bonnyslopebsco.org/fundraising for a list of local gift matching programs. This is an incredible way double our goal!!

PRIZES

School Prize

If 80% of our student body participates AT ANY LEVEL, Bonny Slope earns a GLOW IN THE DARK DANCE PARTY with a live DJ!  ANY amount of donation is considered participation!

Class Prize:

Classrooms with 90% participation- Earn a Bingo party WITH DONUTS with Bobby the Bobcat.

Classrooms 80%- Earn Bingo party WITH POPCORN during school hours in the library.

Individual Prizes:

**Prize parties may be held either before school or during school hours.  Look for more JAT info soon as we finalize details/dates with our vendors.

$50+ Emoji key chains.

$150+ Reptile Man (plus key chains)

$300+ Bowling party at Sunset Lanes with pizza for lunch.  This trip will take place during school hours. We will need signed permission slips for this award trip.

Top "lappers" for each grade get a pair of Nike Elite socks.

Top girl and boy “lapper” will receive a prize!

Weekly raffles for all of those who sign up for Pledgestar!

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Jog-A-Thon.  The sign-up is now live at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094fafae23a46-2017 .  This is such a fun event to watch your child run/walk and help the event run smoothly.  *Please note:  A background check via the mVP system is required to volunteer/visit during school hours.

More Questions?

Sydney Keister and Cara Cook
jogathon@bonnyslopebsco.org

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