Walk-a-thon 2017

The annual Malcolm X Walk-a-Thon will be held on Saturday, October 27, from 10am-1pm. Costumes are encouraged, so bring your Halloween spirit if you dare!  

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! 

If your child is in need of a costume, please reach out to Jocelyn Foreman of the Family Engagement Office at jocelynforeman@berkeley.net. If you have extra costumes you'd like to donate, drop them off to the Family Room (105A).

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 and RTI 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 your classroom of the Malcolm X office by Monday, November 5.

Online: This year, we are excited to streamline the Walkathon fundraiser by going online. You will be able to reach out to friends and family by email, Facebook, and Twitter, instead of going door-to-door, tracking commitments, and handling checks. 

To make it easier for our families, we created pledge pages for every student. If you want to do not want us to make your child a pledge page, you can opt out by emailing Jane Tunks Demel at jane.tunksdemel@mxpta.orgIf you did not receive an email with a link to your participant's pledge page, email Jane and she will build one for you. You do not need to log in or change anything. Simply share your participant's link with friends and family--no donation is too small. 


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!