Save the Date! The 30th Anniversary of Durham’s Jog-A-Thon 9/28/18


• Friday, September 14: Jog-a-thon pledge packets go home with students

• Thursday, September 27: Chalk Night (6pm-7pm) Help us decorate the school sidewalks

Friday, September 28: The 30th Annual Durham Elementary JOG-A-THON

• Wednesday, October 10: Pledge money due to school by this date to be eligible for awards • Tuesday, October 16: Final day for all money to be submitted

• Friday, October 19: Awards Assembly for students at 1:30pm



This is our one and only major fundraising event for the school year. Students use the pledge envelope to collect pledges from sponsors for flat or per lap amounts. On September 28, students will jog/walk around the Durham School athletic field for 30 minutes. Based on the number of laps completed (each lap is 1/10 of a mile), students will collect their pledge money. Pledge envelopes with money need to be returned to the school by Wednesday, October 10 to be eligible for grand prizes and class prizes presented during the Awards Assembly. Students will receive a Jamba Juice Strawberry Whirl (8 oz) after they complete the Jog-a-thon. If your child has a food allergy, please send an appropriate snack for them.

SCHEDULE The following is a list of the classes and the times that students will jog:

10:10 AM – 10:40 AM: Kindergarten

10:50 AM – 11:20 AM: 4th Grade

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM: 5th Grade

12:25 PM – 12:55 PM: 1st Grade

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: 2nd Grade

1:35 PM – 2:05 PM: 3rd Grade

All students at Durham Elementary will participate in this wellness activity. Parents are encouraged to attend and cheer on their joggers!

This event will take place rain or shine, so dress accordingly.


Create your online fundraising page at Questions? Email


FUNDRAISING The money we raise at this event is used in numerous ways to support and enhance the experience of students at our school. Some of the activities include field trips, our Art Literacy program, special assemblies, reading programs and additional technology for student use in classrooms as well as enhancements to our music and physical education programs. These funds are used to benefit all students at Durham Elementary. There are two ways to collect pledges from friends and family. You can collect pledges using both methods. You do not to need record online pledges on your pledge envelope, they will be tracked separately but combined for awards.

1. Pledge Envelopes: Print your name and address and fill in the amount you wish to pledge. Pledges can be a flat amount (MINIMUM $1.00) or pledge per lap run. If it is a flat pledge, you may choose to collect the pledge at the time it is made rather than waiting until after the Jog-a-thon. Otherwise, the student will return after September 28 (with the number of laps they completed) to collect their pledge.

2. Online Fundraising: We use an awesome web based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit or debit card donations online. Here are the directions to get started:

• Go to

• Enter your name and email address, then click Register

• Follow the instructions on-screen 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. For families with more than one student enrolled at Durham Elementary, your online donations will be split equally between the students in your family. It also provides you with a link to post on social media.

All donations are tax deductible. Please consider asking your employer if your company is able to provide matching funds for your donation.


PARENTS: One of the most important things students can do is collect pledges. People to contact are relatives, family friends and neighbors. Try to help your child find as many sponsors as possible, but remember, don’t let your children go out door-to-door alone. On the day of the Jog-a-thon, students will take home their racing bib which indicates the number of laps they ran. Apply this number to their pledge envelope if your child has per lap pledges. Your child may keep their race bib as a souvenir (we do not need race bibs returned to the school) Thank you for your cooperation and help in explaining the importance of this major fundraiser to your child.

STUDENTS: Be sure to come to school ready to jog/walk. Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing.


GRAND PRIZE : The top two student fundraisers from each grade level are invited to join Principal Boudreau for a Pizza Party at Chuck E. Cheese on November 16, 2018 after school. Transportation to the party provided in a limousine.

PRIZE DRAWINGS: All students who turn in a pledge envelope with a minimum $1 pledge will be entered in to a drawing for fun prizes.

CLASSROOM PARTIES: Six classroom parties will be awarded to one class at each grade level who has the highest percentage of student participation. In addition, the grade level with the highest percentage of student participation will be awarded a free seating day at lunch time.

$200 CLUB: Students who collect $200 or more in pledges will receive the following; A pass to The Circuit Bouldering Gym good for two people AND A pass for a public skating session at Sherwood Ice Arena.


1 Pledge: A free ice cream cone from Sonic (minimum $1.00 donation)

5 Pledges: A free Italian soda or hot chocolate from Black Rock Coffee Bar

10 Pledges: One free open swim pass for the Tigard Swim Center Every student will receive a water bottle for participating in the Jog-a-thon. I



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