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Fundraising

2017 Blaine Move-A-Thon: Friday, June 9

 

What is the Move-A-Thon?

This PTA/ASB* fundraiser is an opportunity for all K-5 students to help raise money for PTA programming which enriches the education of K-8 students throughout the year. This includes our community-building family engagement nights, our T.I.G.E.R. Traits Social Learning Program, mini-grants for teachers to enrich curriculum or enhance their classrooms, Middle School Band and 4th/5th Grade Music, new library books and magazines, P.E., playground, and athletics equipment, technology for classrooms, and teachers’ professional development.

(*10% up to $1500 goes to ASB because the event is happening during the school day and involves students.)

How Does it Work?

  • On Friday, June 9, students will walk/run laps on a 1/8th mile track at the playfield south of the community center.

 

  • Running times will be: 20 minutes for kindergarten, 30 minutes for Grades 1-2, and 40 minutes for grades 3-5.

 

  • Each participating student will receive a Move-A-Thon t-shirt sponsored by Magnolia Physical Therapy!

 

  • Teachers and volunteers will supervise the track. Sign up to help here.

 

  • All Move-A-Thon participants will warm up before walking/running laps. They will receive water and a frozen treat when their time is done!

 

  • Each student will leave the event with their lap card, certifying how many laps they completed!

Can Sponsors Donate Online?

  • Yes!  We’ve made it easy! We’ve partnered with PledgeStar, a convenient and secure online tool that helps you request pledges from family and friends via email. Sign up here.

 

  • With PledgeStar, your sponsors can make secure credit card donations online. It’s easy for you and easy for your sponsors!

 

  • Just follow the simple sign-up instructions included in this packet. Enter your families’ emails and PledgeStar will collect your pledges and follow up for you!

 

  • Most people are very willing to help! The key is to ask! Email Grandpa, Grandma, Aunts, Uncles, Neighbors you know, Family Friends, Parents’ Co-Workers, Doctors, Dentists, Coaches, Tutors, and Babysitters!
  • Sponsors can pledge a FLAT amount (ex. $25) to be collected now, or a PER LAP amount (ex. $1, $3, $5 per lap) to be collected after the Move-A-Thon.

 

 

Can Sponsors Give Cash and Checks?

  • Of course! Look for the neon colored sponsor sheet in this packet!

 

  • Please write a check to Catharine Blaine PTA for all cash collected so that students aren’t bringing cash to school. Make sure you put the students’ FULL NAME on the sponsor form and put the completed Sponsor Sheet and checks in the envelope.

 

  • ALL Move-A-Thon envelopes need to be returned to the office NO LATER than Friday, June 16th to be eligible for prizes!

 

  • If you have ONLY online donations, you do NOT need to return the packet.

 

 

What Prizes Will Be Awarded?

  • Prize for Most Laps Run (1 boy & 1 girl per grade): Free Round of Mini-Golf at Interbay Golf Course!

 

  • Class with the Highest Pledge Earnings: HUGE Stuffed Tiger to Live in Your Classroom for the Remainder of the School Year! (This tiger is being passed on from last year’s winning classroom!)

 

  • Top 3 Pledge Earners: 1st place Menchies $50 gift card, 2nd & 3rd place – 10 free slide passes to Mounger Pool

 

  • Grade Level with the Highest Percentage of Online Registrants (Just register with PledgeStar to be eligible!): Popsicle Party!

 

  • All students who register on PledgeStar will be eligible for daily drawings of fun prizes starting on May 30th!

 

  • All Move-A-Thon participants will receive a Move-A-Thon t-shirt sponsored by Magnolia Physical Therapy!

 

Questions?

  • Please contact Amanda Garcia at garciaresources@icloud.com or Angela Herndon angelaherndon@gmail.com with any questions!

 

 

Parent Parties link here

Teacher Experiences link here

Big Thanks!!

The auction team wants to extend our deepest thanks to the Blaine community for attending the Blaine gala last week. We had such an amazing time with you- (including Representative Noel Frame!) So many showed up for our kids and were beyond generous.

Please stay tuned for our final numbers. We raised a great deal for the general fund, as well as the arts fund (which was our “Fund an Item” this year).
If you missed the auction, or were hoping to sign up for one of the parties, you’ll have the chance next week. We will be posting them online.
Special thanks to the volunteers who helped set up, work the event and tear down on auction day. Thank you to our Blaine families for your incredible donations of vacation homes, parties, services and time. Thank you to our auction committee- you have worked non-stop to create an amazing night.
With so much gratitude,
Sara Willy, 2017 Gala Auction Chair

 Supporting Children’s Education 

donate-now

Catharine Blaine’s Annual Invest in Your Child Giving Campaign, the PTA’s primary fundraiser, was held October 31 – November 10, 2016. Our overall fundraising goal this year was to raise $250,000

Click here to learn more about our Giving Campaign and make your secure online donation. 

Did you know you can make a direct donation to our school anytime and your donation is 100% tax-deductible, plus may be eligible for company matching. For questions please contact us directly at fundraising@blainepta.com.

Shop for Catharine Blaine

This is a BIG one! Did you know that every Amazon purchase you make can benefit our school? When you shop at Amazon through this AmazonSmile link, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Catharine Blaine PTA.BOOKMARK the link and support us every time you shop! But remember, you must start with this custom link for Blaine to benefit. We receive monthly updates and many parents already regularly use our Amazon Smile link as we average 100+ eligible transactions per month.

Simply click our school’s special link:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1116257

Once you do, a window will open to the Amazon.com home page. It won’t look like anything happened, but go ahead and start shopping, as this is our special URL. As long as you click the link to get to this home page, the rebate is applied automatically.

Don’t forget to share it with Family and Friends as their purchases count too!

Simply go to this link and click on Re-enroll or link your Rewards Card now by entering your Fred Meyer Reward Card or QFC Advantage Card number. Fred Meyer automatically donates a percentage of eligible sales to Blaine every quarter.

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By simply shopping at one of their 61 stores, up to 4% of your purchase amount will be contributed to Blaine. Once you get a card in-store, just have the cashier swipe your ‘B’ Caring Card at checkout or type in your 10 digit phone number, and a percentage of your total bill will be allocated to your designated non-profit organization.

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Box Tops for Education is a national school earnings program that has been around since 1996. Since then, schools across the country have earned over half a billion dollars from Box Tops to buy whatever they need. There are hundreds of products you can find box tops on from cereal, yogurt, baggies and so much more. Go online to www.btfe.com/products for a complete list of participating box tops products.

So far this year, our school earned over $335 from families turning in box tops. This year we would like to earn $1000 with your support!