How to Have a Great Day at Spring Fling:
Sat, Apr 20 9:00am-2:30pm
Hacienda Environmental Science Magnet

Spring Fling 2024

Saturday, April 20th 9:00-2:30

Current pledge progress just over $45,000


How to have a great time at Spring Fling:

Come ready to walk. For each lap you walk or jog, you will receive a check mark on your shirt or lap card:

  • Arrive at 9:00 to pick up your pledge rewards, including your Spring Fling t-shirt for keeping track of your laps. All Hawks welcome, paper lap cards will be available at the check-in table. At least $5 in pledges is required to collect walk-a-thon prizes. Parents, siblings, and guests can purchase lap cards the day of at the sales booth.
  • Weber will start the walk-a-thon at 9:30. Join us at the start of the track under the rainbow and be prepared to “Follow Your Own Yellow Brick Road”. You are welcome to stop and start the walk-a-thon at any time. Track will close at 2:00.
  • Put those walking shoes on and walk, walk, walk…..
  • Walk 4 laps and receive a Smarties Candy. Walk 6 laps and receive a heart patch. Walk 8 laps and receive a courage badge. Walk 10 laps and receive an official Spring Fling Gold Medal!
  • Enjoy the walk. Don’t forget to stop at the water refill station and stay hydrated. Please bring your own water bottle.
  • Keep walking to fill up your shirt or lap card. The class with the most overall laps will win a special prize.
  • Lap rewards to be picked up at the medal booth once the student has completed their walk-a-thon for the day.
  • Bring hats, sunscreen, extra water bottles, pop-up tents for shade, chairs, blankets, find the Spectators entrance and make a day of it!
  • Check out the Teacher Time Raffle. Purchase tickets Friday after school or the of, to win time with your favorite teacher. Raffle Closes at 2:00
  • Day of sales will be available. Each station requires a pre-paid ticket.
  • No purchase needed for temporary tattoos.
  • Pick up your pre-purchase envelope after school or the morning of.

Event Timeline

9:00-1:30 Check in-

Pick up pledge rewards in front of the library along with Spring Fling T-shirt to track your laps. Paper lap cards also available.

9:30 Walk-a-thon begins.

Find the rainbow and join us at the starting area.

9:30-2:00 Walk, enjoy activities, giant slide, obstacle course and so

much more.

10:30 Splash Down opens.

10:30 BBQ available -pick up at concessions.

2:00 Teacher Time Raffle Ends/winners will be chosen.

2:00 Track Closes

2:30 Spring Fling ENDS


To earn rewards pledges must be in by Friday April 19th, 9:00PM. Pledges will be excepted day of for lap cards($5).


****Volunteers still needed*****

Including Day of Purchases table, BBQ Griller, and pop-up tents. See below.
Top three classes with the most volunteers wins a classroom treat. 
As of now the top three classes are:
 Miner, Griffeth, Bonfiglio/Selfridge



Questions contact:



Way to go Hawks! You have already raised over $35,000 for Spring Fling. There’s still plenty of time to participate by registering with Pledgestar.  Check out the great prizes and keep those pledges coming in.

The walk-a-thon and fun day is this Saturday April 20th 9-2:30. Don’t forget to pre-purchase all your Spring Fling apparel and food items. Purchase page will close tonight 4/17. Only a limited quantity of items will be available day of. Get your favorites before they sell out.

It’s not too late to register on PledgeStar and help your class earn a popsicle party. Each student who registers and receives at least one donation of any amount will count towards participation and the classes that reach 65% or more will earn a popsicle party!

Congratulations to Ms. Hoogerwerf and Ms. Reid’s class for reaching 65+% and  getting their popsicle party.

Volunteers are still needed in many areas. Help make sure the magic continues throughout the day and grab your favorite spot to help. The top 3 classes with the most day of volunteers get a special treat. We appreciate all our volunteers!


Hacienda Teachers & Staff generously donate their time to sponsor an activity for our community. The Teacher & Staff raffle will take place at Spring Fling and the events will occur in May. We will be here after school on Friday selling Techer Time Raffle Tickets. Purchase raffle tickets after school on Friday or at Spring Fling.


Plus: Save time and pickup your pre purchased tickets Friday after school, Activity & Food ticket sales end today.


Keep those pledges coming- All pledges received by April 19th by 9pm will count toward reward levels.





Hawks YOU have raised over $25,000 to help fund all our awesome school programs and activities. There is less than one week to gather those pledge donations. Here's what to do:


1. Register your student as a walker on PledgeStar at

2. Get at least ONE  donation of ANY amount to qualify as a participant and help your class earn a popsicle party.

3. Receive donations totaling $35 to earn this year's Spring Fling shirt. The more donations you collect the more prizes you earn... and the more you support HIPS!

4. Don't forget to pre-purchase your Spring Fling food & Activity tickets. This helps the team plan and you not be disappointed when things sell out Pre-sales close April 17th.  Sales Page HERE

5. Volunteer-This is a huge event, and it takes many hands to make it successful. Top 3 classes with the most day of volunteers get a special treat. We appreciate all our volunteers!  Volunteer Here

Spring Fling is a full-day walk-a-thon event meant to bring our community together for a fun, active, family-centered fundraiser.  This is our annual fundraising, FUN day.  The entire school and community is invited to participate in the Walk-a-Thon, Themed Activities, Giant Slide, Obstacle Course, Free Temp Tattoos, and much more.  HIPS yearly budget is over $300,000.  Spring Fling aims to raise at least 10% of those vital funds. HIPS funds 100% of our music program including staff & supplies, supplemental Science and needs of our 1-acre Outdoor Classroom, hands on art and gardening programs, teacher classroom supplies, assemblies, and community events. Purchase and volunteer opportunities coming to Konstella soon.


Get Fundraising Right Away!


Register on Pledgestar and start fundraising today. Pledgestar is your personalized website for easy fundraising, reward tracking with all payments accepted.  visit 


See attachment on how to register Participant(s) and 8 ways to make Spring Fling great!