Jogathon SEptember , 2017
* Donations Due: Friday, October 7th
Dear Eudora Elementary School Families,
Welcome back to school! The EES Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) has some grand plans for our year and we're excited to get going! It is time for Jogathon, the PTO's sole fundraiser with which we sustain our yearly budget. Rather than asking your student to sell items, we ask that they collect monetary pledges and donations from family and friends to sponsor them as they jog or walk during an event held during school on Friday, September 30. Your child will earn prizes based on the amount of donations they collect.
The students run during their “Specials” times as listed below. Time is allotted for stretching and reminders about safety before they take off around the track. As students walk or jog, staff and parent volunteers count their laps while encouraging them on. If you'd like to volunteer, please email me!
The PTO will use funds raised during the 2016 Jogathon to send all students on educational, teacher-selected field trips. In past years, our classes have enjoyed the Nelson-Atkins Art museum, watched a show at the Lied Center of Kansas, and experienced Science City. We're excited to see where your generosity can send them this year! We also hope to install a new set of swings on the playground at EES!
Watch for donation envelopes to come home with your child later this week. Friends and family can also donate online through our website.
You are invited to come participate with your student or cheer from the side as they laugh and dance and run. Before coming to the playground, please sign in at the front office as you would any time when visiting EES. The safety of our students is a priority to us; please send your student to school with sunscreen on their noses, tennis shoes on their toes, and a reminder to stay hydrated as they exercise.
We thank you for your support and are so grateful to be among such a generous community of families. We love our school!
Claire Harding, PTO Fundraising Chair