Fun Run FAQ

What is the Irving PTO Fun Run?
How are pledges collected?
Help! I can’t find my pledge envelope!
Help! I’m having trouble with the online registration system or I can’t find my login details.
Where and when do we send donations?
How far do the kids run?
Are there prizes?
How close are we to the school goal?
Can families come to cheer?
This sounds awesome! Can I help out?
Will there be food?
Can my company match our donation?
What are the pledges and donations used for?
This was fun, but I have a question about something else.
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What is the Irving PTO Fun Run?
The Fun Run has become one of the PTO’s biggest fundraisers. It’s a healthy way to raise money for a wide variety of school activities.  And it’s FUN!

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 during the school day, students will run laps around the field.  All students will participate in the Fun Run, regardless of whether they brought in pledges or donations.

How are pledges collected?
A pledge envelope is coming home in the 10/10 Tuesday Packet. It should be returned with cash or check donations. It looks like this: one side, the other side.

Students can also accept credit card donations online by registering at http://www.thegetmovincrew.com.  Look for “Register Your Child.”  We’re listed as “Washington Irving School.”

Online donations are a great way to get support from friends and family who live far away. However, the PTO keeps more money with cash and checks due to credit card processing fees. Checks are payable to “Irving School PTO.” Please make sure your child’s name is noted so the student and their classroom receive credit for funds raised.

Pledges are due on the day of the Fun Run, October 24, but they can be turned in whenever the student is done collecting, as long as it’s prior to that date.

Help! I can’t find my pledge envelope!
Don’t worry, you can use any plain envelope to return cash or checks. Make sure the envelope is marked with your child’s name and their teacher’s name.

Help! I’m having trouble with the online registration system or I can’t find my login details.
Email parent coordinators Jessica Flannery (bairjg@yahoo.com) or Melissa De Jesus Vasquez (melissa.dejesus.vasquez@gmail.com) and they can try to sort it out. Note that you only have to register online if you’re accepting online donations. The registration email confirmation comes from noreply@eventsonline.us.

Where and when do we send donations?
Return envelopes to your child’s teacher once they’re done collecting pledges, or put them in the locked PTO mailbox in the front office. Online donations are processed automatically. Donations are due on Tuesday, October 24 –  the day of the Fun Run.

How far do the kids run?
We don’t keep track of how many laps the kids run during the 30-minute run. It’s all for fun!

Are there prizes?
Yes! Classes are competing against each other to bring in the most money and the most people who pledge (and have bragging rights).

All students are given the starting goal of $30, but most choose a higher amount as their goal.

Students who raise $30 or more receive a School Spirit Store certificate.

The top 3 students with pledges from the most people will be able to choose an apparel item from the school spirit clothing store!

The top pledging student in each classroom will get to be the class gym teacher OR music teacher for a day!

The classrooms with the highest pledges and the most participation each earn trophies!

All students in the school will receive a small prize for participation as a way of saying “thank you” for making it such a fun day.

How close are we to the school goal?
Click here to see the school progress thermometer and check the classroom leader board.
Log in to your child’s personal website to track their own progress.

Can families come to cheer?
Yes! Family and friends are welcome to come cheer on students during the Fun Run. Make signs, bring noisemakers or bring younger siblings to cheer on the kids.

The students run during these times:

Kindergarten: 8:50 – 9:20

1st: 9:25 – 9:55

2nd: 10:00 – 10:30

3rd: 12:15 – 12:45

4th: 12:50 – 1:20

5th: 1:25 – 1:55

This sounds awesome! Can I help out?
Sure! We need a few volunteers to help on the day of the Fun Run – Tuesday, October 24th. We need volunteers to help set up before school, work the first shift from 8:30 – 10:30, second shift from 12:00 – 2:00, and clean-up after the Fun Run.

There are also other miscellaneous tasks as well. Email Jessica Flannery (bairjg@yahoo.com) if you’re interested in helping in any way.

Will there be food?
After the Fun Run, students will be directed to take a snack and water from a table outside next to the field. This year we have donations of bananas from Fair Share Foods. If you have a concern about food please contact your child’s teacher or parent coordinator, Jessica Flannery (bairjg@yahoo.com).

Can my company match our donation?
It’s worth asking them. Checks are payable to “Irving School PTO.” The PTO is a 501(c)3 and donations are tax deductible in accordance with the law. A donation receipt letter can be provided upon request.

What are the pledges and donations used for?
The PTO raises money throughout the year to supplement school activities like cultural enrichment performances, homework club, staff appreciation, field trip scholarships, and library furniture. For more details see the budget info on the PTO website.

This was fun, but I have a question about something else.
Email parent coordinators Jessica Flannery (bairjg@yahoo.com) or Melissa De Jesus Vasquez (melissa.dejesus.vasquez@gmail.com)

Thank you for supporting Irving Elementary!

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