The Roadrunner Report

Jogathon Special Edition

$22k and counting . . .

Keep up the GREAT work, Ridgewood families! We've raised $22k just via Pledgestar. Mrs. O'Neill's class is in the lead, but it's anyone's race over the weekend. Can we reach $35k by Saturday at midnight? YES, WE CAN DO IT!!!

More Pledgestar Raffles -- Sign up today

Here's your chance to win Nike products, HoopSwagg socks, or free Jamba smoothies! Every student who registers in Pledgestar and emails at least 10 people by Saturday, October 6 at midnight will be automatically entered in to the raffle. Winners announced early next week.


Jogathon is FOR Ridgewood kids, BY Ridgewood kids. We want everyone to participate in our fundraiser. The class with the highest percentage of participation in fundraising overall wins an ICE CREAM BAR PARTY!!! *

*Winner calculated by dividing #participants by #total students in class.

Volunteer Sign-up

Each classroom needs 4 volunteers to mark laps, and/or help set-up, clean-up, tally laps and more. Login to MyVP and view shifts here:

Show your school spirit

Kids, remember to wear your Ridgewood t-shirts on Jogathon day! It'll be a sea of blue on the track next Friday . . .

Schedule of Running Times

8:30 School Starts

8:45-9:25 (40 min) 3rd

9:30-10:00 (30 min) ISC

10:05-10:35 (30 min) Kindergarten

10:40-11:20* (40 Min) 2nd

*Will run into part of lunch recess

11:00-12:10 Lunch Recesses

12:10-12:40 (30 min) 1st

12:45-1:25 (40 min) 4th
1:30-2:10 (40 min) 5th
2:15-2:45 Clean Up

2:45 Buses arrive

*Actual run times are 25-30 minutes, depending on grade level

Prizes, Prizes, and More Prizes!

Big picture

$60k = school-wide surprise!

Fundraising Tips from Ridgewood Families

  • Set up a Pledgestar page. Upload a picture of your kiddo(s).
  • Send a personal follow-up email in case your Pledgestar email didn't get opened.
  • Make time for a "Facetime follow-up" or phone call follow-up
  • EMPLOYER MATCH. Last year we received $8,000 in matching funds!!!
**Nike instructions:
**Intel instructions:
  • Post a video on Instagram
  • Take a walk around the block with your child and support him while he knocks on doors. Let your child share for what activities she wants to raise money
  • Allow your child to donate a small amount; offer to match your child's donation
  • Send thank-you notes and make thank-you calls! They don't have to be fancy or long, but they go a long way.

Together, we can do it!