The Race for Education accomplishes the majority of the PTO fundraising in one, fun-filled day. On Friday, October 14, all BES students will get moving raise money to lower the cost of field trips, purchase new playground equipment, and fund other PTO related items. With your overwhelming support last year, we were able to update the basketball court and resurface the playground, purchase 30 chrome books, new sofa’s for the media room, art displays, instructional reading guides for every grade, school wide assemblies, and send more teachers to Reading Conferences.
Donate today via the new online processing link here and search for your child’s teacher. Please encourage family members to sponsor your child. Also, see the links below by class in alphabetical order.
(Your child should have come home with the Race for Education Packet. You should also have received an email from your teacher with a link to your teacher’s page to begin your online fundraising efforts.)
WAYS TO REQUEST DONATIONS: We are very excited about the online donation option that we believe will make it easier for you to request donations from friends and family. Simply share the online donation link – https://www.raceplanner.com/donate/Race-For-Education-2016, or choose the appropriate link from the list below.
You still have the option of copying the mailer, filling it in, and mailing it yourself or having your child make a hand-written note.
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE: There is still time to be a corporate sponsor of this event and have your company name/logo on our Race for Education banner and t-shirt which is given to all our students and staff. If you are interested, please email Erin Favazza at email@example.com.
WHO TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUNDRAISER: If you have any questions about the fundraiser and the website, don’t hesitate to email me or the chairs of the Race for Education Fundraiser, Marie Marquardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen Bondurant at email@example.com. We kindly ask that you do not email your teachers, but rather one of us who should be able to help you with your questions.
We still need many parent volunteers the day of the race – more information on this to come.
WE ARE CONFIDENT WE CAN BREAK THROUGH OUR $30,000 GOAL IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER! THANK YOU!
Who Supports the Race?
If you can answer “yes” to one or more of the following questions, we hope you will support this year’s Race for Education!
- Do you support a commitment to physical education and activities for our students?
- Are you interested in helping the PTO raise funds for technology upgrades, playground enhancements, cultural arts assemblies, classroom resources, and other PTO sponsored events & activities?
- Would you like to be involved in a program that has successfully raised between $50.00 and $75.00 per student in public schools across the country?
- Would you be willing to give a minimal amount of time to help our school raise needed funds?
Success Depends on You!
The success of Race for Education is based on sponsor’s donations. Potential sponsors may be family members, relatives, close friends, and neighbors. Special emphasis should be placed on out-of-state relatives and friends. Also, the people you do business with are a great, potential sponsor, e.g., barber, dentist, doctor, piano teacher, etc.
There are incentives and prizes to help promote the success of Race for Education, which encourage student and classroom participation (e.g., BES Water Bottles, Extra Media Book Cards, Homework Passes, Extra Recesses, $10 FroYo Gift Cards, BES T-shirts, Freezie Pops, Pizza Party).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]