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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dear Fredstrom Families,

It’s time for the Fredstrom PTO fall fundraiser. We would like to challenge each student to collect at least $30 in donations. Our school-wide goal is to raise $11,000! Get ready for lots of fun and awesome prizes!

What is a Walk-A-Thon? It’s an opportunity to encourage our students to become healthy while collecting sponsorship donations. The Walk-A-Thon will take place during your student’s “specials” class (i.e. Music, Computer, P.E., or Science) on September 13, 2018. The students will walk the sidewalk loop at the Highlands Park (behind the school). Each student will receive a bottle of water and a banana at the end of their walk time.

How will the money raised be used? This year, all proceeds from the walk-a-thon will be used to pay for students to attend field trips and provide students with treats throughout the year.  Proceeds will also be used to provide each Fredstrom Elementary student with a book on Dr. Seuss's birthday as part of Read Across America Day!  Help the PTO make a difference by collecting donations for the Walk-a-thon!

What is our goal? For each student to raise $30, or more, and walk 5-10 laps.

YES! We will have LOTS of awesome prizes!

Each student who collects any dollar amount will receive a prize. In addition, for each $50 a student raises, they will be entered into a drawing for LARGER prizes! 

The TOP 20 student fundraisers will be invited to an after-school LIMO PARTY.

We will also have prizes for the team that collects the most money, and a school wide prize if we meet our goal of $11,000.

How to Participate

1.      Secure Donations. Each student is encouraged to collect donations from parents, grandparents, relatives, friends, neighbors, etc. – anyone willing to support our school. No donation is too small – even $1.00. Checks should be made payable to Fredstrom PTO. The PTO is a non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible!

  •  Collecting donations just got EASIER! This year, we are using an awesome online fundraising system that makes it much easier to request donations from your friends and family. It allows them to make secure credit card or check donations online. It’s fun, it’s easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don’t!
  •  Enter your name and email address, then click “Register” – follow the instructions on screen
  • When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure donations online. You will be notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online! B

2.      Record Donations. On the attached sheet (you can download from the link at the bottom of this page if you need another copy!), record your student’s sponsors and amounts donated. You are responsible for collecting all donations. Return all donations on or before Friday, September 13th to your child’s homeroom teacher.

  • Any donations made online will be submitted for you – DO NOT ENTER THEM ON YOUR PLEDGE SHEET!

3.      Volunteer. To maintain safety, the PTO is looking for volunteers to help! Volunteers are needed to stand at certain points along the walk to ensure students stay on the sidewalks and to encourage them during the walk. Parents can volunteer all day, half day, or just during their child's specials time. 

4.      Walk With Your Student! We encourage parents and grandparents to join the students during the walk to help promote healthy family activities. Younger siblings are welcome to attend. Please, no pets.

Questions or Want to Volunteer?

Please contact:



Fredstrom PTO,
Sep 3, 2018, 3:41 PM