Monta Loma Walk-A-Thon 2023
Join us for fitness, fun, and community. Monta Loma students, families, and community members are welcome.
Pledges aren’t necessary to participate – come out and have fun!
Friday, March 31st, 2023
Monta Loma Elementary
A Walk-A-Thon Thank You
Dear Monta Loma Families,
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Walk-A-Thon in three years! We had such a fun time and we raised money to support our school in the process! We have now surpassed our fundraising goal of $15,000.
We are so happy you could join us in this community building event. Thank you to all the volunteers, board members, teachers, and our principal for helping to make this happen.
It was amazing to work with such a motivated, dedicated and inspired Walk-A-Thon Committee. Thank you to Tanya Ngo, Sara Armstrong, Jamie Bergen, and Krysti Ryan.
Let's come together to make this event a success!
Let’s show our Monta Loma Leopard spirit by coming together as a community to support our kids and our school! See below to learn how you can help. Also take a look at the Walk-A-Thon FAQ page if you have questions.
What is the Walk-A-Thon?
The Walk-A-Thon is a fun-filled event where we celebrate fitness, fun, and community. It is also our biggest fundraiser of the year. The funds we raise will allow us to support additional enrichment for our school, including field trips, assemblies, library books, classroom supplies, and staff appreciation. Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you there!
Students will begin walking laps around the Monta Loma field during the school day and may continue walking after school is dismissed. Permission slips will be sent home for kids who would like to continue walking after school. Kids must be accompanied by an adult for the after-school portion.
Students are not required to raise funds in order to participate in the Walk-A-Thon.
Students can help raise funds by collecting pledges from friends and family. An envelope will be sent home for students to collect pledges in person (cash or check to Monta Loma PTA), and you can additionally set up a page on 99Pledges for your student to collect pledges online. See instructions here for setting up a page. Note that pledges are flat donations and are not based on laps completed.
Envelopes can be returned to classrooms until March 27th. After that, you can return the envelope to the front office or to a PTA officer. Pledges (cash, check, and online) will be accepted through Friday, March 31st.
Kids will earn a small prize and a ticket for the prize drawing for every 5 laps completed. If they reach their lap goals (30 for K-2 and 40 for 3-5), they will earn additional tickets for the prize drawing and a medal. Prizes include tickets to the Exploratorium, CuriOdyssey, SF Zoo, Bay Area Discovery Museum, and Oakland A’s as well as fun experiences with teachers and more!
Healthy snacks and beverages will be freely available to the kids as they’re walking. Additional food items will be available for purchase at the event.
- Pizza or Hot Dog: $3
- Drinks: $1
- Chips: $1
- Cotton Candy: $2