2018 Field Day + Sports-A-Thon!

Mountain View Elementary

Field Day is coming April 25 & 27!  For Field Day 2018 we are incorporating a Sports-A-Thon to raise funds and help "close the gap" for Foundation.  As many of you are aware, the Foundation has a $30,000 gap in funds this year. These funds are critical for paying for our Science Lab and Technology Lab Teachers’ Salaries.

 

To assist in closing this gap, we have partnered with the National Academy of Athletics to have a Sports-A-Thon on Field Day!  

Sports-A-Thon is a school-wide event for students where they practice their goal-kicking skills and raise some money in the process. 

 

Students will rotate through fun Field Day water stations and wacky sports-themed stations.  At the soccer goal station students will have 8 attempts to kick goals and each goal made will count toward their Sports-A-Thon pledge.  All students will participate in all stations.   

Each Sports-A-Thon participant will get 8 attempts to kick a goal. Parents, family, and friends can pledge a certain amount per kick attempt or per goal made. Students who raise $50 or more will be invited to the All-Star Party! Flat donations are also accepted and count toward the All-Star Party. 

 

The Mountain View Foundation will receive 80% of all Sports-A-Thon proceeds to help close a $30K gap needed to pay for our school's Science Lab & Computer Lab Teachers’ Salaries for next year. Let's do it! 

Dates to Remember:

April 18 -- Sports-A-Thon Pep Rally

April 20 -- Students bring in Fan/Sponsor Forms to Classroom Teacher

**FINAL DEADLINE to bring in forms is the DAY of your student's event!**

April 25 -- 3rd-5th Grade Field Day/Sports-A-Thon, 8a-1p

April 27 -- PreK-2nd Grade Field Day/Sports-A-Thon, 8a-1p

April 28 -- Student Sports-A-Thon results calculated & PayPal invoices emailed

May 4 -- Sports-A-Thon PayPal invoices paid by donors, all funds received for All-Star Party invitations

May 10 -- All-Star Party for Students who raise $50 or more!

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is happening?

  • Field Day is coming April 25 & 27!  For Field Day 2018 we are incorporating a Sports-A-Thon to raise funds and help "close the gap" for Foundation.  Students will rotate through fun water stations and wacky sports-themed stations.  At the soccer goal station students will have 8 attempts to kick goals and each goal made will count toward their Sports-A-Thon pledge.  All students will participate in all stations.   

  • Parent volunteers are needed--click HERE for the SignUp Genius and join in the fun!  Ms. Janas needs 6 hoses, 6 sprinklers, and 6 splitters for the water game stations. Please email her HERE if you have any of those items to loan for the event days. 

What is the “Sports-A-Thon”?

  • Sports-A-Thon is a school-wide event for students where they practice their goal-kicking skills and raise some money in the process. 

  • Students will rotate through and complete fun Field Day stations as well :-) 

What day/time does my student have Field Day/Sport-A-Thon?

  • 3rd-5th grades: Wednesday, April 25, 8am-1pm

  • PreK-2nd grades: Friday, April 27, 8am-1pm

  • Start time is 8am each day, there are enough stations to accommodate everyone :-) 

 

What are the Goals of the Sports-A-Thon?

  • To HAVE FUN!!!

  • To help close a $30K gap needed to pay for our school's Science Lab & Technology Lab Teachers' Salaries.

 

What do the Students do for Sports-A-Thon?

  • Go to nationalacademyofathletics.com/kicking101 to practice your kicking form :-) 

  • Use the Fan/Sponsor Form provided to collect pledges/donations for our school.

  • Come to school ready for lots of FUN!

  • Wear their “Be Nice” class t-shirt the day(s) of the event.

  • Participate in Sports-A-Thon at school! Stations will be set up for kicking goals, shooting baskets, plus other sports-themed activities! 

 

What will Students get for Participating and Collecting Pledges/Donations?

  • Raise $35+ to get a pair of Sports-A-Thon Sunglasses.

  • Raise $50+ to get an All-Star T-shirt, $35 Sports Camp Gift Card, plus access to the All-Star Party on May 10.

  • Raise $100+ to get an MVP T-shirt, Soccer Ball, $50 Sports Camp Gift Card, plus access to the All-Star Party on May 10.​​

 

Do I Collect Pledge Money and Donations now?

  • No. All pledges are calculated on event day and invoiced via email through PayPal by National Academy of Athletics. Your total pledge donation will be determined by multiplying the number of kicks made times the amount of your per-kick-made pledge. Sponsors can expect a PayPal invoice via email 24 hours after the event day. Flat donations will be collected the same way via PayPal invoice.  **PLEASE NOTE: Sponsors do not have to have a PayPal account to pay their invoice--a credit or debit card can be used after clicking on the payment link in the email. 

  • If your student receives checks for flat donations please make the checks to Mountain View Foundation and turn in to your teacher April 20. **FINAL DEADLINE to bring in forms is the DAY of your student's event!** The form must be sent in for the goal kicks to be recorded at the event!  PLEASE PUT THE STUDENTS NAME AND GRADE ON THE CHECK SO YOUR STUDENT GETS CREDIT TOWARD PRIZES. Money will not be collected after the event. Checks can be accepted for flat donations ONLY.  Checks cannot be accepted for per kick pledges.  

 

What Should You Do Now?

  • Students should collect their sponsor pledges including their BEST EMAIL ADDRESS written on their Fan/Sponsor Form(s) now until their event day from family, friends and neighbors. They may use the information provided at the top of this page to help explain the purpose of the Sports-A-Thon Fundraiser and what the money will be used for at our school. A new Fan/Sponsor Form can be downloaded for printing by clicking HERE.

  • Pledges and Donations are tax deductible and eligible for Corporate Matching.

  • Be enthusiastic and excited...you are greatly helping support our students and the enrichment of their education!!!!

  • Still have questions?  Please email info@mtnviewfoundation.org.

 

OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $30,000 TO CLOSE THE GAP...LET’S DO IT!

Thank You for  Your Support!