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Joseph Ferderbar ES

Race for Education


Are you interested in helping Ferderbar HSA raise funds to for playground equipment and classroom essentials.

Would you like to be involved in a program that has successfully raised between $50.00 and $75.00 per student in public schools across the country?

Would you be willing to give a minimal amount of time to help our school raise needed funds?

Race for Education is an annual walk-a-thon, which involves students walking around a designated area for one hour.

The success of Race for Education is based on students bringing in the names of people who are potential sponsors for the walk-a-thon.

However, there is no “house-to-house” sign-up of potential sponsors. It is all done by filling in a label sheet of names. For every 10 names that a student brings in, our school should receive at least $75.00 in contributions.

Potential sponsors may be family members, relatives, close friends, and neighbors. Special emphasis should be placed on out-of-state relatives and friends. Also, the people you do business with are a great source of names, e.g., barber, dentist, doctor, piano teacher, etc.

Some important dates to remember:

Our Race for Education will be held on Friday, June 10th.

Race for Ed Kick-Off Letter…March 1st

Race for Ed Assembly in school Friday, March 4th with mailer packets going home.

Mailer Labels are due Friday, April 1st.

Mailers will be written out in the classroom April 4th and/or April 6.

Information about Race for Education will be sent home with each student.

There are incentives and prizes to help promote the success of Race for Education, which encourage student and classroom participation (e.g., Treasure Box Prize Cards, Pancakes with the Principal, Special Treats, Roller Skating Passes).

Race for Education is great fun for students, no hassle to parents, and will fully benefit our school’s educational program!

Presidents' Day Holiday

There is no school for students on Monday, February 15th (District Closed) and Tuesday, February 16th (Teacher Inservice Day).



You can help someone who really needs it.

1 in 10 people in our community don't know where they will get their next meal.

Bring in a donation on Wednesday, March 9 and you will help change that.

Bring your donation to school on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

Fruit juice (100%)

Breakfast cereal

Peanut butter

Canned chicken


Applesauce (no sugar added)

Canned fruit (no sugar added)

Canned vegetables (low sodium)

Canned tuna

Beans (dried or canned)

No time to shop? No problem! Financial contributions are welcome.

Just $10 can feed a family of four.

Checks should be made payable to United Way of Bucks County,

If you or someone in your family needs help, call United Way of Bucks County’s

First Call for Help at 215.949.1660 ext. 7 or visit

All non-perishable foods are accepted, but our local pantry really needs: