MOVE-A-THON September 23, 2017

Cali PTA invites you to join us in supporting our 10th annual Move-a-thon. The theme is "Healthy bodies, healthy minds".

WE REACHED OVER $50,000!!!! Thank you, thank you everyone!!


We want to thank all the 200+ volunteer teachers, parents, and students, all the organizations that came to provide activities and services, the companies that gave us food donations, the volunteers that prepared and sold the food, the parents that donated pop-ups and tables, the PTA coordinators, and all of you for attending!!


The FREE event happens Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 2pm-5pm at the Cali gym and sports field. Over 1,000 Cali students and their families participate in an afternoon of fitness activities: soccer, zumba, basketball, volleyball, yoga, taekwondo, and much more. It’s a great way to bring our Cali community together to have fun and to promote healthy lifestyle choices. All Cali students who attend will receive a free uniform approved t-shirt at the event.

The fundraising kicks-off with a rally for the students. Students gather pledges from family and friends and can win prizes for their participation. Pledge packets will be sent home the week of the rally. Please look for the packet in your child’s backpack.

Important Dates:

Friday, Sept. 15: Move-a-thon Rally. Pledge packets sent home with students.

Sept. 18 - Oct. 6: Students get pledges.

Saturday, Sept. 23: Move-a-thon! Free Move-a-thon t-shirts will be handed out to all participants.

Here is the list of volunteer opportunities: TBD

Friday, Oct. 6: Turn in pledge packets and money to teacher by this date to be eligible for prizes.

Friday, Oct. 13: All pledge money is due!

All students who participate in the Move-a-thon receive a free t-shirt! Students who cannot attend the Move-a-thon due to another athletic commitment can receive credit for the minutes spent on that sport and gather pledges if they provide a signed note from their coach. They can also receive a free Move-a-thon shirt by bringing the note to the volunteer room (#43) before school the week after the Move-a-thon (September 25 - 29).

Donate to the Cali Move-a-thon!


This is Cali PTA’s major fundraiser that supports our school with field trips, assemblies, programs, library books, science supplies, sports equipment, Club Academia, lunchtime recess activities, teacher grants, and other general campus support.

Big purchases have included: Upgrades to Cali library, improvements to the lunch area, new technology in the classrooms including laptops, document cameras and LCD projectors, upgrade to the PA system in the gym, electronic marquee in the front of the school, play structure on the main playground.

Cali PTA Accomplishments 2016-2017

2016 Move-a-thon Results

PTA has chosen goals that support this year’s theme of Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds.  For healthy bodies:  We need a new slide in the Kinder Yard for our youngest students. We want them to have a safe place to play and use their bodies!  We also need more bike racks!  It is exciting to see how many students ride their bikes to school and we want to support that by providing a safe place to store bikes during the school day.  For healthy minds:  Music and the performing arts are full brain exercises and we want to dedicate a portion of the move-a-thon funds specifically for music and performing arts.  The band program has grown tremendously over the past 3 years, but there is still more to be done to increase the music and performing arts opportunities for our students.  Move-a-thon money will help bring more music into the school day for all students as well as support exciting plans for before and/or after school activities ranging from dance to drumming to theater.


This level of support will allow PTA to continue to fund ongoing school programs as well provide funding fpr the library.


PTA is asking each family to pledge at least $125. If you can donate more, please consider this as a great way to make a difference not just for your student, but for every student at Cali. Donations are tax deductible.

Last year the Move-a-thon brought in over $45,000. It didn’t come from just a few big checks but from many smaller donations as well. 100% return of the pledge envelopes with some sort of donation big or small will help reach our goal and make great things happen for our Cali students.


It takes 150-200 volunteers and organizers to run this event. We need you! Here is the list of volunteer opportunities:

You are also welcome to stop by room 43 for more information.

Thank you for your support Cali parents!

Art contest winners!  

See their designs on the Move-a-thon shirts given out Free to students who attend the Move-a-thon, or to anyone who brings back their pledge packet (minimum $5 donation to cover the cost of the t-shirt is requested)



Or come by room 43, the Volunteer Room, after drop off.


CALI PTA PROGRAMS 2015 – 2016.pdf107.98 KB
MoveathonSponsorForm2017.pdf260.35 KB
VendorWaiverForm2017.pdf38.38 KB