Walk-a-thon 2017

The annual Malcolm X Walk-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, October 28, from 10am-1pm. And this year, we invite you to come in costume, as it's the weekend before Halloween.

Help raise money for Malcolm X by collecting pledges from friends and family to walk as many laps around the school as you can. Students can earn "laps" by walking (of course), reading, dancing (there's a DJ!), jump rope, hula hooping, and so much more! Also, the Saturday event includes free food, a bake sale, and prizes! 

Our goal this year is to raise $25,000. This fundraiser helps pay for our drama and dance teachers, the TK-2nd grade music program, our literacy support teachers, the PE and recess coach, the 5th grade puberty education program, much-needed classroom supplies, community events, field trips, and so much more.  We can't imagine Malcolm X without these things!

How to Get Pledges

Sponsors may donate a fixed amount ($10, $25, $100) or make a pledge per lap (50¢ per lap, $1 per lap, $5 per lap). No pledge is too small! Younger children may do as few as 5 laps and 4th/5th graders have been known to walk more than 30! Help your child collect pledges from relatives, friends, neighbors, coworkers and others in the community who want to support your child and Malcolm X Elementary School.

In Person: Students can record donors’ names on a pledge sheet. Donations are tax deductible; use the PTA's tax ID# 94-3145183. Checks can be written to Malcolm X PTA. Turn in pledges to XXX by Monday, November 6.

Online: Set up your child's pledge page on the Malcolm X Walk-a-Thon 2017 page and then just sit back and watch the donations come in. The families that did this last year saw their donations triple! Setting up your child's page literally takes only 3 minutes. For directions, see our online Walk-a-Thon donations page. We also have volunteers who can set up your child's online pledge page, if you give us permission. Email Jane Tunks Demel at jane.tunksdemel@mxpta.org if you want help.


Fun and prizes for Walk-a-thoners

  • Free snacks for all participants!
  • Gift certificates ($5 and $10) for the 2 students in each grade who walk the most laps!
  • Cookie parties for the 3 classes with the most walkers!