Fun Run

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Our 4th Annual Norris Fun Run will be held Friday, November 2, 2018.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities!

We are currently seeking sponsors for the 2018 Fun Run.  View the sponsorship opportunities available here. For those interested in sponsoring, please complete the Sponsorship Form and return to Norris Elementary or contact our VP of Fundraising, Jenna Hess, at fundraising@norrispta.org. We will be happy to come by your place of business to collect the form and check.

 

Boosterthon Fun Run

Parents! This year’s main fall fundraiser is the Fun Run! It’s a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on October 22, 2018. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on November 2nd. Our big goal is to raise $20,000 for enhancing the literacy libraries by purchasing valuable guided reading book sets, purchasing integral classroom resources and curriculum materials, and providing students with educational programs throughout the school year. We asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB! Boosterthon’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to solve mysteries, our students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

Donations will go toward our students and provide them with materials needed to make their education the best experience possible. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is it? The Fun Run is Norris PTA’s major fundraiser. Students collect donations and turn them in over a three-week period. Each student will receive a free Grade Level Class T-shirt to be worn at the Fun Run and also on class field trips, field day and throughout the year. Students could also receive emoji clips and raffle tickets based on donations collected. As a way of promoting fun and fitness, the students will warm up with some fun dancing and then run/walk around a small track for 20-30 minutes. This is our major fundraiser for the entire school year!

What will the PTA use these funds for?  This year we have a goal of:

  • Enhancing the literacy libraries by purchasing valuable guided reading book sets
  • Purchasing integral classroom resources and curriculum materials to benefit students
  • Providing students educational programs throughout the school year

How much do we need to raise this year? In order to meet our budget needs and to continue to provide and improve great programs and events, the Fun Run needs to raise at least $20,000.

Who can donate? Students are encouraged to ask their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors (no door to door selling for the safety of the children), family friends, or anyone else who cares about their education, to contribute to the fun run. Students are encouraged to write letters, send emails, and make phone calls in support of this goal!!

What about matching funds? Please help your student ask all donators if they work for a corporation that will match their personal donation with corporate matching funds. Company matching funds can potentially be thousands of dollars extra for our school.

When is the actual Fun Run event? On Friday, November 2nd Norris Elementary students will participate in a Fun  Run during the school day. Students will run/walk for 20 minutes around a small track while parents and classmates cheer them on. There will be two water stations located around the track, as well. We encourage parents to come out, support and watch their child run.

Who is running this event? This event is put on by the Norris PTA. That means YOU! We can’t make this event happen without many volunteers. Please consider volunteering! Volunteer opportunities include helping with setup, handing out water, clean up, etc.

Who do I contact with questions? Please direct any questions to our VP of Fundraising, Jenna Hess at fundraising@norrispta.org.