The 2023-2024 Jog-a-Thon is October 6th.
What is the Jog-A-Thon?
The Jog-A-Thon is Oak Hill Elementary’s ONLY major fundraiser of the year. Students earn money for our school through either flat donations or per lap pledges. They will jog or walk with their grade level for 30 minutes the day of the event.
When is the Jog-A-Thon?
This year it is on Friday, October 6th.
How to collect pledges…
We will once again be using Pledgestar in addition to the donation envelopes to reach out to friends and family both near and far. You do need to set up your Pledgestar account every year! Go to http://pledgestar.com/oakhills to get your account set up for this year. Instructions were included with the packet sent home with your kids. If you need help, call PledgeStar at 1-888-598-7510 or email your Jog-a-Thon team at email@example.com and we’ll get right back to you!
Matching funds from employers are a huge opportunity to help make your donation go further! Many companies in our area will match your donation. Matches will not count toward your total amount raised.
To match through PledgeStar (preferred method):
- When making your donation, select the “Company Donation Match”
- Enter the name of your company
- You will be emailed a letter that can be sent to your company, which will include all information needed to make the matching donation
To match through your company’s matching platform:
- Submit the receipt from your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your students name and teacher
- We will manually record your portion of the donation in PledgeStar to count towards your students total amount raised
Can you run with your child?
Unfortunately, no. However, we would love for families to come and cheer on the kids as they run! It is strongly requested that visitors who plan on being at the school the day of the event have their background check completed.
What Volunteer Needs Exist?
It takes many volunteers to make this amazing event and fundraiser happen. We need adults to help tally laps for every class and each grade level as well as helpers for set-up and clean-up. Feel free to come cheer them on and then volunteer to tally laps for another grade level. As the date gets closer, volunteer sign-ups will be posted.
All volunteers and visitors need to complete the district’s volunteer background check before being eligible to work with students and volunteer in the school and classroom. It only takes a few minutes! Please visit https://app.betterimpact.com/Login/Volunteer to get started.
Why is the Jog-A-Thon Important to Oak Hills Elementary School?
The Jog-A-Thon is a fun way to fundraise for Oak Hills Elementary and is what we base our PTO budget off each year! Because of the success of the Jog-A-Thon, we don’t have to sell other goodies, our fundraising is pretty much done with this one event! It raises money for OUR SCHOOL and pays for the extras that benefit our kids such as:
- Chromebooks for the classrooms
- Smart boards
- Playground equipment
- Rock climbing wall
Full funding from Jog-A-Thon fundraising will allow us to support everything that our students and teachers need. Additional funds will be earmarked for the new track fund, providing a much-needed new track for our students! We are so thankful for the hard work of our students and the generosity of our community. By working together, we know we can continue our community’s tradition of supporting its school!