SPEAR-IT SPRINT 101
A Guide for Spears Families
Friday, October 26th 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 Friday, October 26th. Taking place on school grounds, this will be a festive Spears community event with a DJ, post-run treat for the students and a silent auction. 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 Friday, October 26th.
- Family sponsorships will be available for purchase through Friday, October 19th.
- Spear-It Sprint will take place during the school day in the early afternoon of Friday, October 26th.
Parents are encouraged to attend and cheer their children on. You can see the schedule here.
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 Thursday, October 25th. 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 Pledges sheet and envelope (that came home in the your child’s Thursday folder) 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 Pledges sheet that came home with your child. Offline pledges of cash and checks may still be collected using the envelope in your child’s Sprint packet.
Family Sponsorships are back and even better with new yard signs and the option to purchase multiple sponsorships! Check out the details on the Family Sponsorships page.
ACTION ITEMS AND KEY DATES:
☐ Set-up your child’s online pledge page ASAP.
☐ Collect pledges! Share the online pledge page with family and friends and on social media. Use the Pledge envelope for cash and check donations. Deadline is Friday, October 26th.
☐ Consider becoming a Family Sponsor. Deadline is Friday, October 19th.
☐ Mark your calendar for the afternoon of Friday, October 26th and cheer your child at Sprint!
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