MOVE-A-THON - Donate Now! Thank you!

Move-a-thon 2018 Superheroes
Cali PTA invites you to join us in supporting our 11th annual Move-a-thon. The theme is "Superheroes".

Donate to the Cali Move-a-thon!

RAISED as of 10/15/18: We did it!! $56,003.16 (Goal: $50,000)

MOVE-A-THON IS A FUNDRAISER AND EVENT

The FREE event happens Saturday, September 22, 2018 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:
Sept 14: Move-a-thon Rally. Pledge packets sent home with students.
Sept. 22 - Oct. 5: Students get pledges.
Saturday, Sept. 22: Move-a-thon! Free Move-a-thon t-shirts will be handed out to all participants.
There are many volunteer opportunities!
Friday, Oct. 5: Turn in pledge packets and money to teacher by this date to be eligible for prizes.
Friday, Oct. 12: 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 24 - 28).
 

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

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, repairs to the play structure in the kinder yard, 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.
 

THIS YEAR’S MOVE-A-THON GOAL: $50,000Buddy bench example

The first $30,000 will allow PTA to continue to fund ongoing school programs that are on the preliminary budget without other fundraisers. Additional funds will help us continue to support and expand the enrichment classes at Cali and also work to provide a positive environment for our students on campus. Some ideas include a buddy bench, motivational murals, and / or additional playground supervision during recess.


YOUR GOAL: $125

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.


The 2017 Move-a-thon brought in over $50,000. 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.

 

LAST YEAR'S GOAL
PTA chose goals that supported the theme of Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds. For healthy bodies:  We were able to put in a new slide in the Kinder yard that had been boarded up and repaired the other slide. We saw a need for more bike racks.  We were able to get some from Windsor Middle School! For healthy minds:  Music and the performing arts are full brain exercises and we wanted to dedicate a portion of the Move-a-thon funds specifically for music and performing arts. We were able to purchase some expensive string instruments (ukuleles, cellos, basses) for the class our students are taking early in the morning at Windsor Middle School and had others repaired. The funds also went to the other programs and annual support we provide to the school, staff, and campus. Come to room 43 for more information.


GET INVOLVED

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)


Questions?

Email moveathon@calicalmecac.org

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

Move-a-thon 2018 Business Sponsors - Thank you!

 

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