Walk-a-thon 2017

The annual Malcolm X Walk-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, October 28. 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, hula hooping, and so much more! Also, the Saturday event includes free food, a bake sale, and prizes! 

Last year more than half the school participated and together we raised more than $20,000 for our beloved school.  Let's try to raise even more this year!

How to Get Donations

A family member, friend or neighbor can sponsor you by pledging either a fixed amount of money for your participation or an amount for each lap you walk. Money raised supports our dance, drama, music, physical education, and literacy programs. Help fund the things we love about our school!

Last year, 235 students participated and raised more than $20,000! Our school is bigger now so let's get even more students to come and join the fun!


SAMPLE WALK-A-THON LETTER

Dear Friends and Family,

Please consider supporting Serene and her fabulous public school, Malcolm X Elementary, by making a pledge to this Saturday's Walk-a-Thon.  The students will walk laps, hula hoop, read books, and run sprints to raise money for many important programs.

Donations will support classroom supplies, drama, dance, music, gardening and other enrichment programs for all the children at Malcolm X Elementary. These programs would not exist as they do without PTA support. Last year's Walk-a-Thon raised $25,000 for the school.

You can pledge either a flat amount or make a per-lap pledge. Classes with the most pledges will win prizes.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you are willing to donate. Funds need to be turned in by Monday, November XX.

Serene is excited to be walking laps for her school. I hope you’ll support her efforts.

Love,

 


Fun for Walk-a-thoners

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