We are excited to bring you a virtual Move-a-Thon, happening December 7-11, in lieu of our traditional Walk-a-Thon. We will be using 99pledges just like last year. This platform will allow you to solicit donations from family and friends in a social distance manner. You will be able to share your child’s page via email, Facebook and Twitter. Details on our special online kick-off activity for Monday December 7th are included below as well as PRIZES!
How it works:
Students will pledge how many days they will participate in 30-60 minutes of physical exercise the week of December 7-11. Each student is encouraged to reach out to family and friends to collect flat rate or per day donations for their participation to support our school. We recommend each student sets a personal goal of $75. Teachers will have a document in their google classrooms that will help the student keep track of their progress. Event chairs will upload the totals to the website after the event and collect donations.
Simply search by first name and find your student's online pledge page here: http://www.99pledges.com/fund/bancroftmoveathon. You will be able to see it along with his/her class and room #. From their personal page you will be able to click email, twitter, and facebook links to easily and instantly share out with family and friends! (See example below)
Students will be "assigned" a Google Slide by their classroom teacher due December 12th where they can simple catalog what activity they did each day and for how long. There is no minimum requirement, but 30-60 minutes of activity each day is recommended for kids this age! We can't wait to see what your students do! You can also take pictures to share with us!!
Family members are encouraged to participate with their students each day as they run, jump, dance, play sports, or whatever you like to do to move!
There will be prizes for the top student fundraisers
Individuals: 1st Place = FitBit; 2nd Place = $75 Target card, 3rd Place = $50 Target card
Class: Top class fundraising & top class participation = MAGIC SHOW by Robert Strong
11/19 – Event launch, follow the instructions above to start fundraising!
11/23 – Students promote their participation in the Moveathon to family and friends and solicit donations! Simply make a donation for whatever you can, and share your participant's link with friends and family. We are shooting for 100% participation so no amount is too small.
12/7 – It’s TIME TO MOVE! Join us for a virtual 30-minute Capoeira lesson to kick-off the week. This lesson will be hosted by Bancroft’s own Sabi Pinero, a parent of a 2nd grader! Log-in info will be provided via your classroom the week before the event.
Again, We are shooting for 100% participation so no donation amount is too small.
Let's Get Moving!
Here is sample text to use with family and friends:
" Dear Family and Friends,
I am participating in my school’s Move-A-Thon fundraiser! This event raises money for me and my classmates to continue to be enriched through mathematics, reading, computer technology, and awesome teacher materials through distance learning. I would appreciate it if you could sponsor me with either a flat donation or a per-day donation as I move for 5 days! You can do so online at the following link: [insert link to YOUR PLEDGE PAGE URL]
Thanks for your support!"
Your Move-A-Thon Co-Chairs