Jog-a-thon Magic

Grandma Kc wrote this on May 15th, 2014 19 Replies

I’ve talked a lot about the fun I have at Jog-a-thon. Last year I told you about the Popsicle Party the PTA hosted for Amara’s class because they had raised the most money. Last year Amara was also the top fundraiser in the school. Guess what? Her class did it again this year and so did she! Her class raised $1308 for the PTA and Amara raised $427. The class was treated to a Popsicle Party and there was even a passing of the fund raising trophy from Amara’s 3rd grade teacher to her 4th grade teacher. I’m taking bets on whether her class will win it again next year! We need a three-peat!

Jog-a-thon VIP Special Event Ticket for the Magic Show

This year in addition to the class that raised the most money having a Popsicle Party the PTA had planned a special event for about 35 students. It would include the top fundraiser for each grade and the student from each grade who had run the most laps. It was a special magic show and you had to have your special ticket to get in! Each student was treated to a fresh bag of popcorn, another Popsicle and a bottled water. Rumor has it the treats never made it to the curtain going up. Much like when I used to go to the movies. I always had my popcorn finished before the show ever started. I think it is so great that these students received a special reward for all their efforts. The PTA Rocks!

Amara and the Magician posing after the show was over.

Photo by Jenna

You can tell by the look on Amara’s face that she had fun!

19 thoughts on “Jog-a-thon Magic

  1. Sandy

    Congrats to Amara & her class! They did a great job! The magic show was a fun bonus prize! I’m sure it was lots of fun memories for all! You are right, the Santiago PTA rocks!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I’ve got to say it isn’t always easy for them to get those volunteers! But those who do volunteer make up for all of the others!

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  2. Joyce

    Perfect finishing touch to a great event! I love it when kids see a reward for their efforts. When Mary Jo was in 4th grade she was the top class fund raiser. I think there was a prize too, but she most enjoyed hearing her name announced over the PA. Sure, the guys that daddy worked with would hide when they saw him coming with her sales flyer, but he sure brought home those award winning orders!
    Cute picture of Amara having a ball with the magician!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Oh I should have mentioned the 101 (I think that number is right) fundraisers who now get their name in lights on the marquee out in front of the school! How cool is that? But yes, hearing your name – or hearing your child’s name, over the loudspeaker is awesome!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      My silly sister actually eats her popcorn without butter! For me theater popcorn is such a treat! We used to go to the movies often, but even the matinees have become really expensive!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      It is a great school and they are great parents! Now, if we could just get a few more involved… It always seems to come down to the same people doing it all – but at least they do! Really glad I get to be part of it!

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  3. Launna

    WOW Amara and her class did such a wonderful job collecting money for such a worthy cause :)

    I love how caring and kind these children and Amara sound… is is wonderful Kc :)

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      There is no doubt that Amara does so well because she has the support of her family, including her extended family. It motivates her to do well. She does have a great group of friends and classmates, too!

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  4. sarah christian

    What an uplifting and happy event for all concerned! The lady that TALKED ABOUT THE school in her reply, said it well. What a wonderful, nurturing and giving school, growing wonderful kids for their future. The generosity of all concerned is certainly to be applauded!

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Thanks Sarah! She does go to a great school with a wonderful group of parents and teachers. I am often amazed at the education – on so many levels – that she is getting at a public school! Plus, her Mommy and Daddy are raising her right! Like both of them she is a very giving person!

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  5. debra@ HOMESPUN

    You really do have a fantastic school and PTA there…and congrats to all of you wonderful volunteers and happy, involved, enthusiastic kids, including our little rock-star, Amara! :)

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    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Jenna and Monique have done an amazing job of leading the PTA and accomplishing so much in the last 2 years. It really is fun to volunteer and yes – Amara is a rock star!

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