Ed White Families-
Welcome Back! We are so thankful that this new year is upon us and we are hopeful for the year ahead!
In the spirit of moving forward, we are bringing our ONE and ONLY fundraiser back in the Fall, as we have done in previous years.
With that being said, the ED WHITE FUN RUN will be back in action on September 17, 2021 (with a rain date of September 20, 2021).
We have always enjoyed running in the fall to support our school, raise funds for our PTO sponsored events, let the students and staff enjoy the track on a fall day and to kick off our year in a fun and positive way!
We will be bringing back additional components to the Fun Run in lieu of last years condensed version.
-Please continue to look to our Facebook page (Ed White PTO), weekly newsletters from our principal, info from your teachers and feel free to message us at email@example.com as many details emerge leading up to the race.
-BOOKMARK: Our website is edwhitepta.com and houses all of the information you need for tshirt sales, class colors, run times, donations, FAQs, etc
-Who: All Ed White students and staff (preschool-6th grade)
-What: Students and staff walk, run, jump, skip and dance around the high school track to DJ played tunes for an hour as they see how many laps they can complete.
*Back this year: Spectators can take to the track to celebrate with their student(s)! We encourage all of you to hit the track! Individually wrapped popsicles served at the end for all!
*Also returning will be our SPIRIT AWARDS! We encourage each class to prepare a theme and encourage your students to dress up and have fun with it!
-Our Why: 2020 was a hard year for us all. Spring of 2021 allowed us a quick take on our annual and ONLY fundraiser to replenish our PTO budget in hopes of the students and staff utilizing our donations in the school year 2021-2022. We hope to provide for field trip experiences, grants, visiting artists, providing teachers with funds for their classrooms, bringing back “Mornings with Mom” and “Donuts with Dad,” amongst other experiences. We pulled off the condensed Fun Run in the spring thanks to our amazing staff, students and families, so let’s do it once again!!!
-DONATIONS: My goal is to never have you participate in more than one fundraiser per year, so I ask each family to donate to their child(ren’s) run and utilize donations from family members, friends, co-workers etc. We also encourage those of you working for companies that will match donated funds, to please inquire. Thank you in advance!
TSHIRTS: Tshirts are on sale NOW! The new design has been released with this years theme of “Returning to Earth!” Students will wear these the day of the race and also for field trips and class outings.
Web store closes SEPTEMBER 3RD...NO EXCEPTIONS!
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns and we look forward to seeing you on the track on SEPTEMBER 17TH!!!
*(As always, the situation is fluid so we will maintain proper covid guidelines, restrictions, precautions and follow suit as the school administers proceed. Our goal is to provide a successful and positive fundraiser in a healthy environment!).
Frequently asked questions
Who can come and watch the Fun Run?
We encourage parents, grandparents, guardians, siblings, and any other family members to come cheer on their child at the event. Spectators can be seated in the bleachers.
What are the funds raised by the Fun Run used for?
The funds go to help support numerous educational and family oriented activities through the school year. The PTO sponsors all field trips for students throughout the year, grants for staff, eqiupment for classrooms, services and opportunities for all students.
How can I volunteer to help?
Parent helpers for each individual class are at the discretion of your child's teacher.
Are the Fun Run shirts just for the kids in the event?
No. We encourage anyone attending the Fun Run to support their student, the school, and the fundraiser by ordering additional shirts. Click Here.
Do I need to check in with the front desk if I am not a volunteer?
Homeroom parents can check in at the information table that is located on the high school track.
Can I run with my child during the event?
Absolutely! We encourage it!
What is the Fun Run?
The Fun Run is our annual, one-time FUNdraising event that uses healthy, physical activity, to promote school spirit and secure the yearly budget. Our PTO sponsors many events: field trips, grants for our staff, equipment for classrooms, services and opportunities for all students. This day is successful because of school spirit, good citizenship, and student fundraising.
Where do I go to attend the event?
The event takes place at the high school track.
Can my company do matching funds?
We would love the opporunity to be considered for your company's matching funds.
Where do I purchase a Fun Run Shirt?
You are in the right place! Click Here to purchase your student's Fun Run shirt! They have youth and adult sizes. Yes, you can order matching shirts for yourself and all your spectators as well.
How do I raise money for this event?
Your student will use the allotted time to make as many laps as they can around the high school track. They can walk, skip, run, dance, hop, or whatever they like to do around the track for this hour. Laps are tracked electronically each time your child makes it around the track.
Call your family and friends (no strangers!) and ask them to sponsor your child for each lap he/she makes around the track (example $0.25 for every lap counted).