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Let 's get ready to play! Mark your calendar for SMTF's annual Walk-A-Thon on Friday, October 18th from 3-6pm.

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what is it?

  • WAT is one of SMTF’s main fundraisers for the year.

  • Our goal is to raise $45K for SMTF. This is attainable if every student collects $85 in pledges.

  • Your child will love walking around our Simonds track to raise funds for our music and technology programs!

  • WAT is a fun community-building event for our school.

How do I register and collect donations?

(1) Register below. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Choose your level of participation:

  • Walk for fun + $50.00 minimum donation for a 2019 WAT t-shirt (school uniform approved) and lap prizes

  • Walk for fun + $10.00 donation for a lap card and prizes (Jr. Walkers and/or Simonds Siblings are welcome at this level.)

  • Walk for fun

Online registrations will close on October 11th. Paper registrations will continue to be accepted during the week of WAT.

(2) Collect pledges!

  • Send the "Pledge and Walk" link https://smtf.ejoinme.org/2019walkathon to your friends, family, and neighbors. Tip: Take a picture by one of the Simondsland signs at school and send it along with your request for a pledge!

  • Online registrations and pledges preferred. You can also fill out the registration form found below and return it to school along with your cash/check pledges (make checks payable to SMTF).

  • Every dollar you collect helps benefit our music and technology programs!

Individual Prizes

  • Lap prizes are given for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 laps walked

  • Top Pledge Earner in each grade

  • Top Lap Walker in each grade

  • GRAND PRIZE to TOP PLEDGE EARNER for the school

  • GRAND PRIZE to TOP LAPWALKER for the school.

Class Prizes

Golden Shoe award given to the class in each grade that raises the most money.

Golden Shoe award given to the class with the highest WAT participation.


important dates

September 23

 

October 7

October 11

 

Online Registration and Pledge Drive begins

- Sign-ups for volunteering for WAT also starts on iVolunteer

Golden Ticket Coloring Contest begins

- Winners will walk the first lap of WAT with Ms. Metz

Online Registration and Pledge deadline

- WAT Spirit Day: Color Day!

- Paper registrations and pledges will be accepted before and after school in front of the cafeteria until Oct 17

- SMTF Movie Night! Your family is invited to a viewing of “Toy Story 4” (movie subject to change) and the winner of the 2019 WAT T-shirt contest will be announced!

October 14 Teacher Treat and Silent Online-only Auction starts

October 15                       Golden Ticket Coloring Contest submissions due

WAT T-shirts delivered to classrooms

October 17 Golden Ticket winners announced

October 18                   WALK-A-THON 3-6pm

                                         - Wear your WAT T-Shirt

- Day of Registration from 2-4pm

- Online bidding for Teacher Treats and Auction ends at 6pm


what to expect before walk-a-thon

  • All students who have registered and met the minimum $50 donation to qualify for a WAT T-shirt by October 11th, either through paper or online registration, will receive their t-shirt on October 15th during the classroom t-shirt distribution.

  • T-shirt sizes will be distributed on a first-come, first serve basis. T-shirt sizes will be limited the longer you wait, so register and make at least a $50 donation today! Also remember even smaller donations on behalf of a named student that together add up to $50 will qualify for a t-shirt.

  • WAT T-shirts are school uniform approved for use throughout the year!

  • Volunteers on the day of WAT are greatly needed to make this event a success! Please consider signing up to volunteer for a time slot on iVolunteer. Highschoolers welcome!

  • Golden Ticket Coloring Contest: Win a chance to walk the first lap of WAT with Ms. Metz by entering the Golden Ticket Coloring Contest. All entries received will be put into a drawing where one student from each grade level will win this opportunity. Look for contest details in October 7th’s White Envelope.

  • Teacher Treats and Silent Auction items: Teacher Treats are a wonderful chance for your student to spend valuable quality time with their teachers. Each grade level of Simonds teachers work together to create a unique and memorable experience for your student.

  • Be sure to bid for one of these coveted spots! You will also be able to bid on auction items such as graduation seats, musical performance seats, and more! Details for the Teacher Treats and Silent Auction items will follow in the October 7th White Envelope.

  • WAT Spirit Color Day: On Friday, October 11th students are invited to wear as many colors as they can to show their support for this year’s WAT theme “Journey through Simondsland".

  • SMTF Movie Night: Also on Friday, October 11th, SMTF would like to thank the Simonds community for your support and dedication to music and technology at Simonds. All Simonds families are invited to a complimentary viewing of Toy Story 4 (subject to change). The winner of the WAT t-shirt design contest will be revealed!

What to expect on the day of the Walk-A-Thon?

  • WAT day of event registration for T-shirts and lap cards starts at 2pm. Pledges can be made in cash or check (checks written to SMTF). The possibility of accepting credit card pledges is subject to availability. T-shirt sizes will be limited! Remember lap cards available with a $10.00 donation for Jr. Walkers and Simonds Siblings are a great way to get lap prizes without a t-shirt.

    • All students who have received a WAT t-shirt should wear them to school on the day of WAT. All t-shirts must be worn forward-facing during WAT as the laps will be marked on the back of the shirt. Only registrants who signed up for a lap card will receive a lap card.

    • All students participating in WAT, will receive a colored wrist band the morning of WAT that corresponds to the tent they are to check in at to have their laps marked.

  • ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE AN ADULT CHAPERONE AT SIMONDS AT ALL TIMES WHILE WALKING.

  • Wonderful lap prizes are given the day of WAT for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, laps.

    • All lap totals must be recorded before the “Last Lap” table closes in order to qualify for addtiional prizes.

  • Cash-only food trucks and a snack shack featuring Amato’s pizza will be available for your purchase! We know kids get hungry after school so there will be plenty of options during the Walk-A-Thon!

  • We walk rain or shine so be prepared! Think hats, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, socks, and possibly sweatshirts. Parents and supporters who are not walking are invited to bring a chair or blanket.


got Questions?

Email Walk-A-Thon Co-Chairs Liez Sutijono & Sara Nouri walkathon@smtf.org

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