2019 Cedar Park 5K
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TWO TO TAKEAWAY
1. The Cedar Park 5K is the ONLY major fundraiser of the Cedar Park Parent Teacher Club (PTC).
2. Parents are welcome & encouraged to attend.
The PTC is aiming to earn above & beyond $55,000 in order to fully fund the 2019-20 budget, as well as begin special school improvement projects in our library and classrooms.
Students will solicit donations prior to the event, then have a crazy amount of fun on Thursday, 10/3, as they run, jog, walk, or dance their way to the 5K finish line.
CURRENT TOTALS (as of 10/16)
HOW TO DONATE
Build a quick, simple, and secure online fundraising page!
- Go to http://pledgestar.com/cedarpark
- Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
- Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
- Follow the instructions on-screen to register students
When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.
Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help.
Create pages early to be entered into weekly prize drawings!
Students solicit & collect flat donations & then return cash/checks in any envelope.
Official 5K envelopes will be available in the school office.
Forgot to grab one? No worries. Just print out the pledge sheet and return to the office in ANY envelope.
If the sponsor would like a tax receipt, receipt forms can be found here: 2019 5K Donor Receipt.
Students should keep the money, donation sheet, and envelope until the 5k event on Thursday, 10/3.
$55,000 Goal: School-wide ice cream party
Top-earning Grade: Class party
Which grade will win bragging rights this year?
Grade with Most Participants: Extended double lunch
Fastest 5K time (top girl & boy per grade): Swag bag!
Runners that are serious about posting their P.R will begin at the front of the pack. Walkers/dancers will start after.
We've already given away Timbers tickets & a Kingpins party for six! Join us this week for your chance to win!
October 10– Blazers Tickets
Every $50 raised will earn them on entry to win two Trail Blazer tickets.
October 15– Mountain Hardware Backpack
- Every participating student, no matter the donation, is entered to win. Two lucky students will win a brand-new Mountain Hardware backpack.
Additional drawing winners will take home various smaller prizes such as water bottles, gift cards, & movie passes!
Unsure if your company matches? Head to www.cedarparkptc.org/matching and use the “Double the Donation” search engine to look up your company.
NIKE FAMILIES: Our Cedar Park PTC 5K has been approved & is now in the Benevity portal.
Donating through your employer's matching funds portal?
Send us the documentation (either via email or in an envelope to the front office) and we'll get your child entered into the raffle. Don't forget to include child's name & grade.
Our 5K volunteer shifts are live & available at myimpactpage.com. Shifts on Thursday, 10/3, include:
6th Grade (9-10:30am): Refreshments, Volunteer Table, Wristbands, Fun Stations
7th Grade (11:50am-1:20pm): Refreshments, Volunteer Table, Wristbands, Fun Stations
8th Grade (2:15-3:30pm): Refreshments, Volunteer Table, Wristbands, Fun Stations
Tear down (3:30-4pm)
Grab a friend, dress in orange & navy blue, and SHOW UP to cheer on our students!
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
What exactly are we funding here?
This 5K does all the heavy lifting– bulking up the library, supplementing our after-school clubs, providing transportation for enriching field trips, and most importantly, filling in those gaps where the regular school budget just ain’t cutting it.
Here are just SOME tangible examples purchased with PTC money last school year:
Whiteboard tables for 8th grade math classrooms
After-school club support
Lunch recess equipment (basketballs, soccer balls, etc.)
All-school socials & 8th Grade Send-off
Bus transportation for OSU Field Trip for 8th graders & 6th/7th grade OMSI experiences
Art literacy supplies
Additional OBOB books & literacy support
PACK store supplies
Staff appreciation events
Want the nitty gritty details? Head to www.cedarparkptc.org/business to poke through our financials.
2019-20 PTC Budget Boasts Exciting New Line Items
- Classroom Supplies ($2700) ($75 x 36 teachers): To be used at each classroom teacher's discretion to purchase needed classroom supplies
- Student Fund for School Enrichment ($1000): To be used with Dr. A's student advisory council, this fund will provide student-led initiatives & improvements to CPMS.
- Cedar Park Sign Rebuild ($5000): Provides a new sign to replace the previous rotted & damaged wooden one (removed last school year)
- Sound System Upgrade ($1500): Funds to help boost the current cafeteria sound system
- Phase Two Library Upgrade ($3500): Additional improvements to the library, most likely another couch/setting area set
- Three Math Classroom Whitetables ($4500): The second phase in replacing the math classrooms tables, these new additions are a perfect fit for collaborative and inventive math work
These are in addition to the already-existing tradition of three grade level experiences for all CPMS students, as well as Art Literacy, PACK store, library/literacy support, and a $7500 School-wide Discretionary Fund (over seen by Dr. Anderson).
Dreams Above & Beyond Our Budget
We've always got big ideas! Here's a dream list if we are able to achieve beyond our $55k goal:
- Outdoor & permanent ping pong tables
- Additional whiteboard math tables (currently only in 8th grade classrooms)
- Another phase of library updates
How much should I donate?
The size of your donation is completely & totally up to you. We value PARTICIPATION over fiscal amounts, any day. Even ONE DOLLAR is appreciated. This year, the grade with the most PARTICIPANTS (regardless of total earned) will earn a class party!
But, if you’re looking for more direction, know that three of our scheduled drawings are based on both $50 and $100 increments.
If every student brought in $100, we would exceed $100,000. But EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS, so please contribute what you can!
Is this a race?
Those students interested in being a part of the competitive portion will begin the course first and will be timed. Each year, we announce the top time for each boy & girl in each grade.
For the majority of our students, this is a fun little jog/stroll with their friends. Not all students will finish the 5K. Once the time limit has been reached, students are called off the course.
Are parents welcome to attend?
Got your background check? All the info is at www.cedarparkptc.org/volunteering.
Worried your baby won’t want you there? Oh, honey. They’ll get over it.
In years past, my student came home with a big manilla envelope that could be returned. What happened?
Therefore, this year we'll be sending as much as we can electronically. For those wanting to donate via cash/check, a limited number of printed 5K envelopes will be available at our PTC Meet & Greet (9/23), and in the office.
Interested parents can pick one up and return with their cash/check donation.
Alternatively, parents can use ANY envelope to return their cash/check donation. Please include the pledge form & clearly mark the outside as "5K donation."
Thank you to these generous local businesses for their continued support in
KEEPING CEDAR PARK AWESOME!
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