WHAT IS THE JOGATHON?
The Jog-a-thon is St John School’s major Fall fundraiser, and the whole school gets involved! Students collect pledges and/or donations from families & friends to raise money to support the school’s operating budget. Donations may be used to enhance curricular programs, provide support staff, and further the mission of the school. All donations are tax-deductible. All donors will receive a statement from the school verifying amount donated. For reference our tax ID is #91-0577482. Ask you employer is they will match donation funds.
HOW DO THEY COLLECT DONATIONS?
All donations will be collected through the website 99 pledges. Each student will be able to make their own pledge page, set their own goals and send the link to family and friends! You will receive a personalized email with instructions how to set this up in August.
WHAT IF GRANDMA & GRANDPA ONLY WRITE CHECKS?
That’s fine! Please have them write the check to you and make the donation on 99 Pledges for them. They may also send the check directly to the school at:
St. John School, Attn: Jog-a-thon
120 N. 79th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
WHEN DOES THIS TAKE PLACE?
Friday, September 20th —students run throughout the school day at their designated class time. Grades PK-3 run on the blacktop; grades 4-8 run the city block (supervised by staff and volunteers). You are welcome to come cheer them on throughout the day! We will publish running times the week of the event.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
We need parent volunteers throughout the day to help make this event a success. Click the link to sign up today! Jog-a-thon Volunteer Sign-up
HOW CAN I BE A SPONSOR?
It’s easy! Look online to view the sponsorship levels and contact Andrea Marquez email@example.com for a sponsorship agreement form. It’s a great way for your business to be exposed to our entire school community!
WHERE IS THIS EVENT HELD?
The Jog-a-thon is held on the St John playground/parking lot area—RAIN OR SHINE!
WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?
- $100 in donations per family (per contract) equals a FREE DRESS day
- $150 in family donations qualifies students for Scrip raffle.
- For every $200 in family donations, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Springfree Trampoline
- $300 in family donations qualifies child for Cash Grabbin’ Gecko game
- Silly String Show Down will be awarded to the grade that raises the most money
- Class with the most pledges/donation by September 18th gets to choose the Jog-a-thon theme song
- Free dress for the entire school if we achieve our goal of $80,000
WHEN IS THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT MONEY?
Friday, October 4th, 2019
WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS WEAR ON JOGATHON DAY?
Students, teachers and families are encouraged to dress CRAZY for Jog-a-thon! Crazy hair (colored spray ok!), fun socks & athletic/running wear- and of course the St John Jog-a-thon T-shirt! Kids can feel free to color in the t-shirt too!
SHOULD THEY BRING WATER?
Healthy snacks and water will be available all day for the runners. Students are welcome and encouraged to use their own water bottles.
WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
Contact Andrea Marquez at firstname.lastname@example.org