Our Annual Drive to Fund Educational Excellence for our Students Starts Now!

We’re walking again! The Fall City Elementary PTSA is holding its 16th annual Walk-A-Thon on Thursday, October 6th.  The Walk-A-Thon pledge envelopes were sent home on Friday, September 16th with each student. Start collecting pledges so we can make our 2016-2017 PTSA Walk-A-Thon fundraising goal of $61,000. 

The Walk-A-Thon emphasizes fitness, team work, goal setting, and school spirit. Each year over 125 parents help to make this event a huge success for the kids. It is one of our favorite traditions within the FCES community!  Our students and staff walk together for two hours on one of the two 1/8 mile tracks that are marked out on the school’s play fields (K to 2nd grade on the north track, 3rd to 5th grade on the south track). The PTSA provides music, snacks, water, and lots of team spirit.

Every child benefits with your donation---guaranteed. One hundred Percent (100%) of funds raised at Walk-A-Thon are allocated to PTSA-supported programs and events, technology, and staff and school grants. Your donation toward our annual Walk-A-Thon goal will make a significant and positive difference on the learning experience at FCES this school year.

Through the PTSA, your donations directly fund these programs:

Project Lead the Way (STEM) Academic Enrichment Programs
Reading Buddies Teacher, Staff and School Grants
Music Support Spelling Bee
Reading Hall of Fame Student Scholarship Grants
Science Fair School Assemblies
Art Library Support
 

How To Donate

Start collecting pledges and encourage online donations!  Ask for pledges from friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Send a "Friends and Family" pledge email to make pledge collecting easier.  Friends and Family do not have to be authorized users of the PTSA website to make an online donation.  They can donate online by clicking on the "Friends and Family Donate" button below. 

                        

Pledge Envelopes are due back to school by Friday, October 14th.  Please make checks payable to FCES PTSA.  Donations may be tax deductible.

 Corporate Matching

 Double your Walk-A-Thon donation with corporate matching funds! Many local employers have matching programs including Microsoft, Intuit, D.A.Davidson, Boeing, Starbucks, f5, Expedia, Costco, Biogen, and many many more! Not sure if your employer offers matching? Ask your HR representative and/or Lori Kissick.

NEW THIS YEAR!! Complete the match process by visiting your employer’s internal giving website and selecting Fall City Elementary PTSA 2.18.15 as the organization to receive the matching funds. You can look up the PTSA by Tax ID or EIN: 91-1318714. If you are able, PLEASE include your name, child’s name, and WAT (or something similar) in any places asking for donor information. Leaving the match request form blank or from “anonymous” could cause us not to receive the funds and not credit them to your child’s fundraising total. Then print or email the confirmation of your match request to Kimberley Lobet. In order for your child to receive credit for your employer matching funds, confirmation of your match request must be received by Friday, October 14th. Please CLICK HERE for an example confirmation email. If you have any questions on this process, please contact Lori Kissick.

Additionally, Boeing, Microsoft and other employers offer generous volunteer HOURS matching programs as well. If you or your spouse works for any of these companies and volunteers at the school (you can combine hours across Reading Buddies, Walk-A-Thon, Watch DOGS, etc.), please contact Lori Kissick to log these hours and convert your time spent at school into free money for the PTSA!

Volunteer

We would greatly appreciate your help on the day of Walk-A-Thon!  Parent volunteers can help with set up, clean up, lap counting, snack tables, taking class photos, and by monitoring the walkers for their health and safety. It’s a positive and rewarding experience to be a part of approximately 750 students, staff, and parents who are all outside and walking together in support of the educational experience at FCES. Don't forget to submit your hours if you work for a a company that matches volunteer hours!   VOLUNTEER NOW

WAT Class T-shirts

Each student will receive a Walk-A-Thon t-shirt to wear on the day of Walk-A-Thon, sponsored by the PTSA.  

Event Day Timeline

A barbeque lunch will kick off the event – rain or shine! Over 125 parents help out each year at the Walk-A-Thon. Join the fun as a volunteer!

BBQ LUNCH SCHEDULE:

11:30
First Grade
12:05
11:40
Fifth Grade
12:15
11:50
Second Grade
12:25
12:00
Third Grade
12:35
12:10
Fourth Grade
12:45
12:20
Fifth Grade
12:55

Walk-A-Thon 1:00-3:00pm

Rewards and Recognition for Students

  • All participants will receive a foot charm necklace with their first foot charm included on Walk-A-Thon day. Students will earn one foot charm for every five laps walked.
  • A boy and girl from each grade who walk the most laps will join Mrs. Phillips on a special field trip.
  • The classroom from each grade that walks the most laps will be honored on a special Walk-A-Thon plaque that hangs near the school office. These classes will also receive an extra recess.
  • One student from each classroom will receive a Spirit Award. Each teacher will choose a student that demonstrates team spirit, leadership and encouragement with their classmates during the Walk-A-Thon.
  • One classroom with the most money collected will join Mrs. Phillips on a special field trip.
  • NEW THIS YEAR!!! Students who collect $150 or more in donations will be treated to a Krispy Kreme Donut party at school. (Date TBD). Note: We will also have bagels and gluten free alternatives available at the party.
  • Awards will be given out at the Walk-A-Thon Celebration Assembly, scheduled for Friday, October 21st , at 9:15 am. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Questions?

Contact Renee Christensen or Rebecca Russell, Walk-A-Thon Co-Chairs, if you have any questions.

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6:30p PTSA General Meeting
PTSA General Meeting

Date:
Tuesday, September 27
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Library
6:30p "Dads" and Kids Pizza Night
"Dads" and Kids Pizza Night

Date:
Thursday, September 29
Time:
6:30p - 8:00p
Where:
Multi-Purpose Room/Cafeteria

Fathers and father-figures, bring your FCE students to Pizza Night! We will have fun, learn about the Watch D.O.G.S. program, and fill up the big calendar! Email your RSVP to Lori@JeffKissick.com or fill out and return the Pizza Night invitation that came home with your child. If you need a new form, click here. Can't make it to Pizza Night but want to participate in Watch D.O.G.S.? email Lori@JeffKissick.com.
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1:00p WALK-A-THON!!!
WALK-A-THON!!!

Date:
Thursday, October 6
Time:
1:00p - 3:00p
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Welcome Back to School Packet
Welcome Back to School FCES Families! The PTSA wanted to make it easy for our families to do the following tasks online on the PTSA website for back to school: Join or renew your annual PTSA membership ( CLICK HERE for more information about PTSA membership) Order products offered and managed by the PTSA (school yearbooks, and much moreā€¦) Make a donation during Walk-A-Thon or anytime during the school year Volunteer for PTSA programs and events Receive important information on PTSA programs and events Therefore, we have created a "Back to School Welcome Packet" .   We need all of our ... read full article

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