Fun Run 2023
We are excited to announce our 1st Annual Fun Run! This year the Fun Run will support finishing our Playground with any remaining funds supporting current PTA funded programs.
Why do a Fun Run?
- Gets kids active! It follows our lunch recess Running (or walking, jogging, skipping!) Club the two weeks prior to the Paxson Fun Run.
- Builds a stronger school community as students, teachers and parents have fun working together towards a common goal. Classes will get prizes and each student gets a free Paxson t-shirt!
- Classroom messages supporting this fundraiser include neat videos that explore legendary parks like Yosemite, Acadia, Denali, Zion, and the Everglades. In the process, our students will learn about Gratitude, Stewardship, Bravery, Perseverance, and Wonder aligning with our school values.
- Many schools are seeing great success with this type of fundraiser and we are hopeful we will too! We anticipate this will be an annual opportunity that will allow us to reduce (eliminate) smaller fundraisers focusing on our Local Products Fundraiser in the fall and our Fun Run in the spring to provide the funding for student programs and community events.
What is the Paxson School Fun Run?
The Paxson School Fun Run is a 12 day program and is this spring’s biggest fundraiser, taking place on 04/28/2023. Families will be getting donations for the laps their student completes at the Paxson School Fun Run. Funds raised in 2023 from this event go toward our playground! Our goal is to raise $25,000.
How can families register their student(s)?
First, families log in or sign up on MYBOOSTER.COM. Then, families can register their student as a participant on MYBOOSTER.COM by searching for “Paxson” school by name. Students get a FREE prize just for being registered.
How can students get donations?
Families can help connect students to sponsors by sharing their fundraising link on Facebook, through email, or even a text. Sponsors can enter and pay for those donations online through students’ fundraising link!
Will my student really complete 30-35 laps? How big is the track?
Yes, even kindergartners! The Outdoor Fun Run track is about 1/16th of a mile, 1/4 the size of a normal high school track. The average student will complete 30-35 laps and will have a goal to complete at least 30 laps to help their school. The most any student will be counted for is 35 laps.
Can students receive a prize for flat donations?
Yes! All flat donations count toward donations and are rounded by 30 (the average student will complete over 30 laps. So, a $30 donation is the same as $1 per lap. A $60 donation is the same as $2 per lap, etc.)
What if families don’t have the Internet?
If a student’s family does not have Internet access, families can use the Fundraising Guide to record all donations and send in the payment with the Fundraising Guide (if applicable). If students turn their donation and payment into their teacher, please make sure the student and teacher name are listed on the Fundraising Guide.
Can I make a donation if I don’t want to pay online?
YES! You can either turn in the payment for a donation listed on the Fundraising Guide, or you can request to turn off online payments for your account through our help desk on MYBOOSTER.COM.
Can I write a check?
For donations not made on MYBOOSTER.COM, you can still turn in cash or check. Please make checks out to: Paxson School
Any questions or are you a business or individual who would like to get involved? Email us at email@example.com