All Star Dash
About the 2023 All Star Dash
When: Friday, October 6th
Where: Catlin Gabel track
What: All students walk, jog, or run for 30 minutes during school hours
Why: The All Star Dash is our BIG event! This is the only major fundraiser for all programs, activities, and events supported by the Parent Teacher Club for the entire school year!
Our goal is to raise $40,000 and fully fund all Student Enrichment activities, Community Events, and Teacher Support at WTV!
Student enrichment includes programs like Art Literacy, reading programs like Oregon Battle of the Books, All Star Reading Club, technology subscriptions for online books, new books for our library, and field trips. Community events include the Halloween event, family movie nights, STEAM Night, our new Valentine’s Day dance, and the carnival, to name a few!
SPECIAL FUNDING REQUEST: A professional artist in residence program
Any funds raised beyond our goal will be used to partner with a professional artist who will work with our students (all grades) multiple times throughout the year to collaboratively create art that will adorn our school walls. Tile mosaics in the shape of stars that display our school values from our 2016 program are hanging outside our library. Our s-t-r-e-t-c-h goal is an additional $8,000.
HOW IT WORKS:
All students, kindergarten through fifth grade, earn money for our school by collecting donations (flat donation or per lap donations) for their participation in the All Star Dash on Friday, October 6th held at the Catlin Gabel track. See the schedule below. Students can choose to run, jog, or walk for 30 minutes. The number of laps completed will be recorded on a certificate and sent home. A mile on the track is 4 laps. Kids usually complete 8-12 laps.
The Dash is a blast! Fun tunes play on the speakers, bubbles and cheering parents' voices fill the air, and our STAR mascot adds to the excitement as the students get active and raise money for WTV’s incredible programs and events!
Collect pledges - Encourage your students to collect pledges from friends, family, and neighbors. Use either Pledgestar (online) or the paper pledge sheet, sent home with students on Friday, September 8.
Matching donations - Check with your employer to see if they match employee donations. Matching takes fundraising to the next level! A list of employers who participate in matching programs is on the PTC website.
Prize procurement - Ask your employer if they have items (water bottles, etc.) they would like to donate to award our students for their hard work collecting pledges and running for our school. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer for the event - Cheer on Dash participants, enjoy the fresh air and community building! Watch for emails from your student’s teacher and details in the Monday Minute outlining the opportunities. You won’t want to miss it! Grades 4 & 5 = 8:30-9:15 AM, Grades 2 & 3 = 9:30-10:15 AM, Grades K & 1 = 12:25-1:10 PM
*PLEASE NOTE*: You must have cleared your background check through BSD prior to the day of Dash if you are planning to volunteer.
The West TV PTC is a 501(c)(3) organization that coordinates enrichment programs at West TV, encourages volunteering, and fundraises to support programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget. The PTC meets monthly, and meetings are open to all members of the community. We welcome your involvement!
Thank you to our caring sponsors for supporting the WTV PTC this school year!