JOG-A-THON 2023-24 RAISED ALMOST $80,000! A 25% INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR!
***PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE 2023-2024 WINNERS OF THE JOG-A-THON INCENTIVES!!***
What is Jog-A-Thon?
Jog-a-Thon donations go toward giving each teacher a pot of money each year to help fund field trips and assemblies, and materials for special projects.
In addition to providing each teacher with their own discretionary funds, Jog-a-Thon donations fund many other critical components of our school, for example:
- A Kindergarten Bilingual Teaching Aide to lower ratios for our youngest learners
- PE instructors from National Academy of Athletics to keep students active and to give teachers an important second planning period each week
- High-quality school supplies for students to start the year off ready to learn
- Community-building events such as dinner at Back to School Night, our Winter Fest event in December, and Field Day on the last day of school!
- Our school garden program, our Team for Inclusion Diversity and Equity (TIDE), our
performing arts program, our library, our After School Enrichment program, and so many other school wide efforts and initiatives!
- Additionally, if YOU have ideas for how we can support the school and how we should allocate funds your PTA wants to know!
The funds that families raise for Jog-a-Thon are an investment in this school year. They are an investment in each student, TK through 8th, and their success and sense of belonging at PACS and McKinley. Every dollar we raise will go toward upholding our school mission to grow scholars who think critically, who celebrate diversity, and who advocate to make the world a better place. You make our community stronger with your support!
Please create an online donation page at https://pledgestar.com/mckinleymustangs/ or you can collect donations in the manilla envelope that went home. Or even better, both! And will your employer match the funds your family raises? It’s time to check! Our PTA is a registered non-profit organization and usually qualifies for matched donations.
Thank you for your investment in our school!
Every student who fundraises $50+ will be entered into a drawing for great prizes! **2023-24 WINNER UPDATE: 254 STUDENTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE DRAWING!**
If every student in the grade participates in fundraising, the entire grade will receive a celebratory 45-minute recess + special activity. **2023-24 WINNER UPDATE: SKOIEN AND SCHLUETER! (we did not have a GRADE so we used the classes with the most participants and there was a tie!)**
The class to raise the most funds overall will receive a Pizza Party! **2023-24 WINNER UPDATE: BERGAMINI!**
If we raise $75,000 as a whole school community, students will get to SLIME Principal Roberts! (And we might be bringing back the dunk tank…..) **2023-24 UPDATE: PRINCIPAL ROBERTS IS GOING TO BE SLIMED ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3RD USING HOMEMADE SLIME FROM MR. D-Z’S CLASS!**
The top fundraiser from each class will be invited to a VIP Party with Principal Roberts. **2023-24 WINNER UPDATE: THESE CHILDREN WILL RECEIVE THEIR SPECIAL INVIATION SOON!
The top fundraiser overall will get to be PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY! **2023-24 WINNER UPDATE: RHYS RUBEY!!**
Every student who fundraises $300+ will be invited to “Dinner + Movie in the Multi” hosted by qualified PTA leaders while PARENTS/ GUARDIANS GET THE NIGHT OFF! (~6:00pm to 10:00pm, date/time TBD). **2023-24 WINNER UPDATE: 81 TOTAL CHILDREN RAISED OVER $300 AND WILL BE INVITED TO THIS PARTY!**