All Star Dash
Total updated: 10pm 10/5
The West TV 2022 All Star Dash was Friday-- and it went GREAT!
Great news West TV community - we have reached both our main fundraising goal and our stretch goal!
Our fundraising really took off last week as we approached the All Star Dash on Friday and remained strong into the weekend to push us to our goal of $40,000 and beyond! As of Monday our current Pledgestar total has just reached $47,000-- our stretch goal. We're excited and grateful! In just 3 weeks we have fully funded all teacher support, student enrichment, and community involvement activities and events for the entire school year.
Thanks to your generosity we have also reached our stretch goal to fund a new Makerspace - a space with special tools and materials for creativity where students can channel their imagination and engage in hands-on learning during their Technology class and in their grade level curriculum.
Please turn in your pledge packets and pledges as we will continue to collect pledges through October 14th as planned. It's clear that the West TV community is strong and committed to our educators and students. Together, we've knocked it out of the park!
Thank you for your support!
About the 2022 All Star Dash
When: Friday, September 30
Where: Catlin Gabel track
What: All students walk, jog, or run for 30 minutes during school hours
Why: All Star Dash is our BIG event!
This is the only major fundraiser for the 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, and new books for our Library; and we are excited to send our students on Field Trips (finally!). Community Events include our Halloween Bash, Family Movie Nights, STEAM Night, and the Carnival, to name a few!
SPECIAL FUNDING REQUEST: A new WTV Makerspace!
The PTC is partnering with our new Technology teacher, Mrs. Larson, to create a space with special tools and materials for creativity. Students can channel their imagination and engage in hands-on learning during their Technology class and in their grade level curriculum. Our s-t-r-e-t-c-h goal is $7,000 to get this great new space outfitted this year. If you think your kids would enjoy inventing solutions to real world problems, fabricating unique creations from their imaginations and exploring how technology works using tools like vinyl cutters, robotics, 3D printers, Snap Circuits, Legos... please consider helping us reach beyond $40,000.
HOW IT WORKS:
All students, Kindergarten through Fifth grade, earn money for our school by collecting donations (flat donation or per lap) for their participation in the school wide All Star Dash on Friday, September 30th at Catlin Gabel track. Students can choose to run, jog, or walk for 30 minutes. The number of laps completed in 30 minutes will be recorded on a certificate and sent home the next day. A mile on the track is 4 laps. If you choose to pledge per lap, kids run on average 8-12 laps. It is a total blast! Fun tunes blare on the track speakers, the cameo of our STAR mascot adds to the excitement as the students get active and raise money for WTV’s stellar programs!
Encourage your students to collect pledges from friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers, either online or using the paper pledge sheet sent home with each student the first week of school.
Check with your employer to see if they match employee donations. Employee matching really takes our fundraising to the next level!
Volunteer for the event - it is a fun day of fresh air and community building! Be on the lookout for emails from your student’s teacher and the Monday Minute detailing opportunities available. 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 and upload your COVID vaccination card through Beaverton School District prior to the day of the All Star Dash if you are planning to volunteer.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
September 16 - All Star Dash Kick-off assembly (virtual)
September 30 – All Star Dash and pledge forms due to office. Certificates with the number of laps completed by your student will be sent home with your student as soon as possible.
October 14 - All donations due (cash/ check/ online)
November 18 - All Star Dash assembly to announce class, individual, and teacher awards (in person)
Donations are tax deductible. The West TV PTC Tax ID #93-1166559. You can request a receipt for your donation by emailing email@example.com. A complete list of companies who offer donation matching will come out in the Monday Minute and is also available in the school office.
Follow the simple instructions to set up your online fundraising tracker, send emails to family and friends, and help raise money to support programs at our school!
Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
Follow the instructions on-screen to register students, set up your personal page, and decide who you would like to invite to support your student
When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You are notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online. Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help.
CLASS, INDIVIDUAL, & TEACHER AWARDS
K – 2 and 3 – 5 class with highest percentage of students participating in fundraising – deadline 10/14
Spirit award – voted on by Principal Valentine and PE Teacher, Ms. Cereda at the event
1 Student in each grade K – 5th who runs the most laps during the event
1 Student in each grade K- 5th who collects the most donations
1 Student in each grade K- 5th who demonstrates Outstanding Effort during the Dash - New!
1 Student in each grade K- 5th who demonstrates Sportsmanship during the Dash - New!
Reserved VIP Parking spot at WTV randomly drawn from students raising a minimum of $300 – New!
4 student names randomly drawn from those students sending out 10 or more Pledgestar requests to family and friends to play a game with Principal Valentine – New!
Class with the highest number of pledges - irrespective of amount donated
Q: I would love to see my child run. Can I volunteer?
Yes! Please go to My Impact Page and sign up. It is fun to join other families and cheer on the students! Remember you must have your background check completed.
Q: Can my neighbor attend to cheer on my kids?
Beaverton schools and Catlin Gabel have closed-campus policies during school hours, with the exception of registered volunteers. All visitors for events like the All Star Dash must be in the My Impact system and check in at the office. There is more information about volunteering here.
Q: Why is the goal $40,000? It seems like the goal keeps going up each year.
Here's a high-level view of the PTC budget:
The goal for the Dash is set to cover the expenses that are not already covered by:
Sponsorships: Our sponsors this year are seven local businesses that have stepped up to provide critical support.
Merchant and Corporate Programs: There are multiple sources here, but the main components are the West TV Dine-out Nights and corporate matching of donations.
Carry over from the surplus in 2019-2020. This carry over is the last of the surplus from an unusually strong fundraising year. It was the last year in which we had two major fundraisers: the Fun Run and the Art Auction. Next year we will need to cover all expenses from the year's income.
Q: I heard there used to be an Auction in the spring that was a second school fundraising event. What happened to this event?
The PTC made the decision last year to move toward a single fundraising event early in the year to both establish a budget for the year and ask families to give only once. The All Star Dash is an event everyone can participate in and we have a team of committed volunteers. The Auction did not have a leadership team and COVID canceled the event in 2020 and 2021.
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!