Bike-a-thon News 2014

Our bike-a-thon event is almost here!  During the week of March 10th, we will begin charting the laps made by your child on their bike during gross motor activity time.  We ask for you to please help your child in gathering sponsors.  Sponsors are asked to sponsor a child per lap, or to just give a flat donation.  The following is a ver rough estimate of how many laps a child may ride.

2 year old            15-30 laps for the week

3 year old            20-45 laps for the week

4 year old            35-80 laps for the week

5 year old            50-100 laps for the week

Therefore, if someone sponsored a child $.50 per lap, and the child completed 20 laps, the sponsor would donate $10.00.  (After receiving your child’s results, please feel free to adjust the amounts, if needed).

On the final day of the bike-a-thon, we will inform you of your child’s total laps.  A few weeks after the bike-a-thon, we will send home a picture of your child on his or her bike, and the number of laps completed.  If possible, we would love to have all bike-a-thon money turned in by the Art Show on Thursday, April 24th.  (Of course, we would take any donations after this date, as well.)  This year, all bike-a-thon money will be going toward the expense of installing a new durable tile floor for the muscle room.  If we raise enough funds, we are hoping to paint, too.   To help us with our goal, we are hoping each family will be able to raise at least $15.00.  Our total goal is $1000.00.  

We hope this year’s bike-a-thon will be an “easy” fund-raiser for the school.  It is always amazing how excited the children get about the bike-a-thon, and how much they benefit from the new purchases. In the past, we have been able to complete phase one of the playground, purchase our large classroom teaching rugs, buy the school laminator, and get the rugs in the muscle room.

Your child will shortly be receiving his bike-a-thon sponsor sheet at preschool.  There is also one posted on the preschool blog, though not as pretty.  The sponsor sheet is mainly for you to be able to keep track of sponsors and donations, and we do not need you to turn this in. Thank you all so much for your help and support!