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Frank Otis Elementary
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FROM THE PTA - WALK-A-THON 2017 A SUCCESS!
Last week we honored our students for their Walk-A-Thon efforts and success with an awards ceremony and school-wide ice cream party!
This year our Owls raised over $53,000 in Walk-A-Thon donations and walked a collective 2,958 miles! A huge HOOT HOOT HOORAY to all of our students, teachers, staff, parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends far and wide for contributing to this community effort. Your generosity is amazing and so very appreciated.
A very big thank you to the following volunteers...
- Chris Ernst for being our amazing Walk-A-Thon Chair
- Monica Vigil Dombeck for putting together our Walk-A-Thon Awards Ceremony
- Rebecca Jacuzzi for arranging to have a really cool firetruck and firefighters attend the event
- Amy Haines for leading our Owls through a fun Walk-A-Thon warm-up
- Chuck Kapelke for putting together the slideshow for our Ice Cream Party
- Eric Vaught, Erica Kolodny, Sonya Gohel Wallace, the lap punchers and helpers along the course, our amazing Walkathon Committee and so many other volunteers who made the event a great success.
Thank you to all of our local sponsors who helped make this a great event, including Trader Joe's, Cliff Bar, Peet's Coffee, Semifreddi's, Tucker's Ice Cream, Lola's Chicken Shack and High Scores Arcade.
Because our Owls surpassed the collective fundraising goal, the PTA honored them with a school-wide ice cream party. It took everyone pitching in to reach this goal. At our Walk-A-Thon Award Ceremony we recognized some students whose efforts stood out. These outstanding Owls are...
OVERALL TOP FUNDRAISER
For the second year in a row, Nathan Ginsburg (below center) was our Overall Top Walk-A-Thon fundraiser! For all of his hard work, Nathan earned the very special honor of being "Principal for a Day" and having his name on the Otis Marquee! Thank you Nathan!!
TOP FUNDRAISERS - These were our top fundraisers by grade:
- Kinder - Sophie Siv
- 1st grade - Virginia Maier
- 2nd grade - Fletcher Chambliss
- 3rd grade - Aron Sand
- 4th grade - Alexandra Ford
- 5th grade - Orion Kolodny and Yvonne Wiegman
This year we recognized classrooms with the highest participation rates.
- Mrs. Myovich's classroom had an 88% participation rate and raised $2,316.70 for Otis!
- Both of Mr. Rubino's students participated which gave them a 100% participation! Thank you Orion Ralston and Heather Almousa for joining our Walk-A-Thon fundraising!
MOST LAPS WALKED - These are the the students who walked the most laps by grade:
- Kinder - Finley Ray Cline and Franco Marino
- 1st grade - Aiden Mori
- 2nd grade - Jonathan De Leon and Jose Tomas Pumarino Badilla
- 3rd grade - Marco Dominguez
- 4th grade - Evan Furuichi
- 5th grade - Abigail Haines, Rowan Stewart and Cody Tran
Many thanks to everyone for making this a successful event. Now it's on to Spring Fling!
Otis PTA President