SPEAR-IT SPRINT 101

A Guide for Spears Families

Tuesday, October 31st in the afternoon

 

What is Spear-It Sprint? Spears Elementary PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year!  Students will walk or run at least one lap of a half-mile race course during the afternoon portion of the school day on Tuesday, October 31st.  Taking place on school grounds, this will be a festive Spears community event with a DJ, post-run treat for the students and silent auction (new this year). Leading up to that day, students and families will raise money through pledges and family sponsorships.

 

Why does the PTA need to raise money? Your child’s school experience would not be the same without it!  Class parties, teacher appreciation, educational programs and speakers, art and music supplies, new playground equipment, and Field Day (just to name a few) all rely on funds raised by Spears PTA.

 

When is it?  

  • Pledges will be collected now through Tuesday, October 31st.
  • Family sponsorships will be available for purchase through Friday, October 20th.
  • Spear-It Sprint will take place during the school day in the early afternoon of Tuesday, October 31st.

Parents are encouraged to attend and cheer their children on. 

 

Grade

Start Time

End Time

5th Grade

11:45 am

12:05 pm

Kindergarten

12:10 pm

12:30 pm

1st Grade

12:35 pm

12:55 pm

2nd Grade

1:00 pm

1:20 pm

3rd Grade

1:25 pm

1:45 pm

4th Grade

1:50 pm

2:10 pm

 

Who participates? All Spears students will walk or run during Spear-It Sprint. All Spears families are encouraged to help their students with fundraising through pledges and/or family sponsorships.

 

What does my child wear? All Spears students will receive a free Spear-It Sprint T-shirt on Monday, October 30th. Students should wear this shirt the next day along with appropriate shorts/pants and athletic shoes.

 

Are there prizes? Yes – both for participating in Spear-It Sprint and fundraising!  See the enclosed Pledges sheet and envelope for all the details.

 

Pledges – Online This Year! Each student will have the opportunity to set up a personal online pledge page. To get started, go to: www.pledgestar.com/spears.  Once set up, you can invite friends and family from anywhere to make an online donation.  Parents may also share this link on their social media pages.  Be sure to set a pledge goal!  $250 or more is a great start.  Additional details can be found on the enclosed Pledges sheet. Offline pledges of cash and checks may still be collected using the enclosed envelope.

 

Family Sponsorships are back and even better with new yard signs and the option to purchase multiple sponsorships! Check out the details on the enclosed Family Sponsorships sheet. 

 

ACTION ITEMS AND KEY DATES: 

☐ Set-up your child’s online pledge page ASAP.  See the enclosed Pledge sheet for details.

☐ Collect pledges! Share the online pledge page with family and friends and on social media. Use the enclosed Pledge envelope for cash and check donations.  Deadline is Tuesday, October 31st .

☐ Consider becoming a Family Sponsor.  See the enclosed form.  Deadline is Friday, October 20th.

☐ Mark your calendar for the afternoon of Tuesday, October 31st and cheer your child at Sprint!

 

Questions?  Contact us at funrun@spearspta.org or go to www.speaspta.membershiptoolkit.com/spear-it-sprint-information.