The Annual Jog-a-Thon is Here!

Today marks the kick-off of our annual SMM Jog-a-Thon!  We spent the day hosting grade level Pep Rallies informing students about the fundraiser and how they can raise money for our school. This year the goal is $50,000 and I know we can do this! The event is organized entirely by staff and parent volunteers and a link to the official website can be found at SMM Jog-a-Thon. On September 24, 2021, we will celebrate our schools accomplishments with the run itself. Parents who have shown or can show proof of vaccination by September 23rd will be allowed onsite to cheer on the students in designated areas. Masks must be worn while onsite. 

Starting today through September 24th students will have the opportunity to raise money for our school, while being active and building school pride. Prizes will be awarded to students as well as teachers for meeting goals throughout the campaign. We will have tiers identified for the following: overall top fundraiser, overall top fundraiser per grade, teacher with the overall top fundraising class, individual prizes, and classroom incentives. During the SMM Jog-a-Thon campaign, each student will be awarded prizes daily.

The run itself will be held on the Lower Soccer Field.

In order to achieve our goal of $50,000, we are asking students to visit the official SMM Jog-a-Thon website and join their class team. Then create an individual page to send out to family and friends as a way to obtain pledges or flat donations in the week leading up to the run.  

How you participate:

  • Log into the website SMM Jog-a-Thon then scroll down the page and select your class from the list of “Top Teams”. Select “Join Team” and from there you can create your very own page.
  • Contact your family, friends, and any potential sponsors to ask for a pledge per lap or flat donation right on our school’s website!
  • Please ask family, friends, and neighbors (near and far!) to support our event by sponsoring your child’s participation. Did you know many employers will match employee contributions? Be sure to check with your sponsors to see if their employers will match.
  • Students: Lace up your sneakers, throw on your gym clothes, have your water bottle ready, and have fun!

Prizes

INDIVIDUAL STUDENT PRIZES

For every $25 a student earns in pledges, that student’s name will be placed in a drawing for one of many prizes to be give out daily. Prizes include:

·        Free Dress Pass

·        Slime

·        Cool Made in the Shade Sun Glasses

·        Light Up Ball Set

·        Comet Ball Set

For students who earn $1000 or more in pledges they will earn a pair of Bounce Boots.

CLASSROOM PRIZES

Determined by each Team Captain (classroom teacher)

OVERALL TOP WINNERS  

The Overall Top Earner in the school will receive their choice of one of the following: Nintendo Switch or Laptop.

*The Top Earner from each classroom: $50 Amazon Gift Card

 Teacher of Top Earning Class: $100 gift card of your choice from the Scrip office.

*If our school achieves the goal of $50,000 the top earner from each class will participate in making a Dr. Mahar ice cream sundae! Each of the top earners will have the opportunity to dump chocolate syrup, sprinkles, cherries, whip cream and more chocolate syrup all over Dr. Mahar after the fun run!

All students that raise $350 or more will be entered into a raffle to be “the P.E. Coach’s Assistant for the Day.”

Donations must be received by September 24th to be eligible for prizes.

Please email the Jog-a-thon coordinator, Melissa Morrier-Turk at mmorrierturk@stmarym.org if you have any questions. Thank you and GO IRISH!