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Fun-“K” Fundraiser

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What is the Melville Fun-"K"?

  • A school wide event is coming on Friday, September 29, 2017, in which all students and staff participate.

  • A new approach to fundraising that avoids selling products and directs ALL profits back to the school.
  • MPTG Fundraiser, where students are encouraged to get pledges and run laps to raise money for MPTG programming.

What are the goals of the Melville Fun-“K”?

  • To fund MPTG programming, to support classroom needs, (including our outdoor classroom), help resource our Maker Space for STEAM activities, provide class field trips and in-school enrichment programs, support family events, fund technology to enhance classroom learning and provide playground opportunities to strengthen healthy children.
  • To include the entire Melville School community in a fun and healthy activity.
  • To be successful enough to make this the major MPTG fundraiser of the year.

What do students do for the Melville Fun-“K”?

  • Use the online pledge system and/or the pledge envelope to collect sponsors for the Melville Fun-“K”.
  • Run/walk a looped track on the school field for 20 minutes on the Melville Fun-“K” day.  Each session of the Melville Fun-“K” takes 1 hour, with time to get on the field, warm up, run, cool down and have a post-race snack.
  • Have a ton of fun, whether or not they have pledges or running experience.

What do parents/guardians do for the Melville Fun-“K”?

  • Help your student get sponsors before the Melville Fun-“K”.
  • Volunteer the day of the Melville Fun-“K”. 
  • Dress your student appropriately for running and the weather the day of the Melville Fun-“K”.
  • Support their students with words of encouragement and by cheering from the sideline as they participate in this fun and healthy fundraising event.  Signs, crazy outfits, and noisemakers are welcome!
  • Help your student collect pledges and thank their sponsors after the Melville Fun-“K”.

What do students get from the Melville Fun-“K”?

  • An understanding of the fun and importance of exercise.
  • An appreciation of teamwork and the strong school unity at Melville Elementary School
  • A FREE t-shirt and healthy snack on Melville Fun-“K” day.   
  • A chance to win fantastic prizes.

What about pledges?

  • Sponsors can pledge an amount per lap or a set amount.
  • The MPTG is a 501(3)c organization and donations are tax-deductible.  For donations less than $250, a cleared check serves as a receipt.  A receipt will be sent home for donations greater than $250 or by request.
  • If your family prefers not to solicit pledges, please consider making a donation to MPTG.

What happens after the Melville Fun-“K”?

  • A packet telling how many laps your student ran will come home on race day.  
  • Students should collect outstanding pledges, with checks payable to MPTG.
  • Turn in pledges and correlating raffle tickets in the pledge envelope by 10/6/17.
  • Prizes will be awarded at an assembly at the end of October.
Earlier Event: September 13
Fall Festival Planning Meeting
Later Event: October 4
Open House / Ice Cream Social