2016 Walk-a-thon

What is the Fairmont Walk-a-thon?

The Fairmont Walk-a-thon will be our largest Fundraiser of the year. Participants earn money by for the PTA by walking lap. Participants will have 30 minutes to walk as many laps as possible. Participants get pledges from family, friends, neighbors or businesses to support their efforts. Donors can pledge a flat donation in support of our school.

Register at http://pledgestar.com/fairmont . And volunteer at http://signup.com/go/1tisNV 

How do I get Pledges?

Ask friends and family! Register your child at (Insert pledgestar link here) and follow the simple registration steps. It takes just minutes to set-up your child’s own fundraising page to request pledges or use the form on the front of the pledge envelope(more forms are available online).

When participants request pledges from least 10 people online, they will be eligible for a special prize.

Prizes will be given out for requesting donations, raising money and for walking laps!

PledgeStar Participation Prize:

  • Enter 10 names into the PledgeStar System and you will earn a Fairmont Wristband.

Individual Prizes:

Prize levels up to the $100 level are cumulative. If you raise at least $100 you will earn the $100, $50, and $35 prize as well as the PledgeStar prize if you qualify.

  • $10 raised earns a raffle ticket to enter to win a Minecraft LEGO Crafting Box donated by Jenny K.
  • $25 raised earns a Fairmont Pencil
  • $50 raised earns a TY Teeny Ty donated by Jenny K.
  • $100 raised earns a Fairmont Drawstring Backpack
  • $200 raised earns a Fairmont T-Shirt
  • $300 raised earns a $20 Target gift card
  • Kids that walk over the lap goal for their grade will receive a PTA Popsicle coupon.

Individual Grand Prizes:

The top money earner for each grade will earn a special lunch with the principal.

  • Top 5 individual Money earners win their choice of a Minecraft LEGO Crafting Box, Razor Scooter, Snap Circuits 300, Thames & Kosmos Physics Workshop Set or Be Amazing’s Big Bag of Science. Top money earner will get first choice followed by next highest money earner getting their choice of remaining prizes.

Class Prizes:

  • The teacher whose class raises the most money will get a Berkeley Night Out – Cheeseboard Pizza Gift Card and two tickets to Berkeley Rep. The teacher with the second highest gets an Albany / EC Night Out – Gift Certificate to Crema and two tickets to Contra Costa Civic Theater. The teacher with the third highest will get a $25 Well Grounded Gift Card.
  • If everyone in your class raises at least $10 each your entire class will receive a special treat at lunch.
  • The class that raises the most money will get a class pizza party.

Why are we raising money?

Your support allows the PTA to continue to fund many of the great programs and events at our school. There are significant costs associated with our upper-grade Science Program, our lower-grade Music Program, and with our 5th Grade Outdoor Science Program. We also provide money to teachers and grade levels for their classroom needs and field trips. With your help every child will benefit.

What is the Goal?

This year we would like to raise $30,000. If every participant can raise $60 we can achieve our goal! If we reach our goal and raise $30,000 the school will enjoy a special assembly for all the student body to enjoy!

When do we walk?

Friday, October 7

8:50 - 9:30Alpert, Cook, Lambie, Holterman-Docto
9:35-10:15Ko, Duncan, O'Neill
10:25 - 11:10Rodrigue, Grimm, Becker, Bailey
11:15 - 11:50Engel, Kelso, Auday
11:50 - 12:40Break
12:40 - 1:20Umoru, Miles, Cruel, St. Germaine
1:30 - 2:10Medcalf, Brunetti, Marshall

Contact Info

Fairmont Elementary School - 724 Kearney St., El Cerrito, CA 94530 - Phone: 510.231.1448