Saturday, October 10, 2009 —
Booksin Elementary School Community Association (BESCA) has sponsoredWalkathon for more than twenty years. It is our school's primary fundraiser,and we have earned $150,000 dollars annually for the past several years withall profits going back to our children.Funds raised at this event sustain many ongoing programs, including:
: Consultant Staff and Educational Resources
: Program Support and Performance Art Resources & Supplies
: Booksin's parent-led Art Appreciation and lesson program
: Primary Grades support and the Science Fair
: Field Trips and Enrichment Activities
Individual Class Funds
: Teacher-designated purchases for classrooms
: Spelling and Language Arts Books
: Assemblies, Special Events, Library Books, etc ...
More than a Fundraiser!
Walkathon represents all that is really great about Booksin. Becauseparticipation is very high, our students can be proud to contribute directly andindividually to the school. On this one day in October, we come together tosupport our kids and celebrate our community. This is an amazing event, andwe hope you will join the entire Booksin Community at the Walkathon!
Calendar of Events
September 25 – October 9:
:Saturday, October 10:
22nd Annual WALKATHON
Registration Opens 8:15 amWarm-Up Stretch 8:45 amWalk! 9:00 am - 4:00 pmMonday, October 12:Pledge Sheets back to StudentsMonday, October 26:
Pledge Money Due
Friday, November 13:Award Assemblies
Only those students who turn in theirPledge Money by 2:00 pm, Monday,
, 2009, will be eligible toreceive individual awards or be includedin Top Club for top fundraisers.
If You Cannot Attend
If you cannot attend the Walkathon but want to receive credit for participating (andget a T-shirt), submit a Pledge Card to your teacher with the minimum $15.00 inpledges by Friday October 9, 2009. We’ll deliver the shirt. By doing this beforeWalkathon you may help your class win 100% participation! There is no guaranteethat T-shirts will be available after the day of Walkathon.
Junior Walkers & Alumni Walkers
Younger siblings (ages 3-5) are
at Walkathon! With a $15.00payment at the Registration Desk on Saturday morning, kids ages 3-5 get a specialLap Card and are eligible for special prizes, indicated on the card, up to three miles.Non-students (including
and older siblings) may walk at Walkathon!In order to receive a Lap Card and T-shirt, non-students must submit a Pledge Cardwith a minimum $20.00 donation.
Non-students with Lap Cards are eligible to earn the same food and non-food incentive prizes as Booksin students up to the 20-mile prize
During the week followingWalkathon, your child willreceive their Pledge Card(which you turned in atRegistration at Walkathon).The card will be updated withthe final mileage and with thetotals due from sponsors.Please review the Pledge Cardfor accuracy, and then help yourchild collect the owed funds.
All money must be returnedby Monday, October 26