What is Jog-a-thon? When is it?
Its an annual fundraiser where kids collect donations from their community either cash or online donations. Donations are set to a $$ amount per lap or a flat sum. Packets will go home by 2nd week of school with info on how to setup your child’s donation site. All packets and funds for Jog-a-thon (cash and online donations) are due October 12th. The event is Sep 28th.
On the day of the event classes are assigned a shirt color and classes take turns walking to the nearby park (Schiffler Park) where they will run their laps in the allotted time (usually 30min). They will have lap counter sheets on their shirts and parent volunteers mark them as they complete laps.
Why are you having a fundraiser?
Because we are a Charter school, we receive significantly less funding from the Oregon Department of Education than other public schools. Our school community fundraises to meet the funding deficit. Our school generally doesn’t do many fundraisers, this is the only large school wide fundraiser that is done aside from the auction.
Are parents and family allowed to come cheer during the Jog-a-thon?
Absolutely! Parents are welcome to come cheer on the runners at Schiffler Park. We recommend you try to match your child’s class color shirt so we can identify you as part of the Arco Iris community.
Kids will wear a shirt color representing their grade:
Should each of my children each have an individual fundraising page?
Yes, please as we can track donations for each student this way.
What is the link to the school donations site for 2018 Arco Iris Jog-a-Thon. https://arcoiris.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/Jogathon20182019/tabid/993674/Default.aspx
Company Matching Funds
Does my company match my donations?