Walk-a-thon Reminders

Information is summarized below and available in the attached FAQ Sheet and Information Packet.
With your enthusiastic support for SFB CONNECTS we hope to raise at least $20,000 to expand the tech curriculum with additional mini iPads and possibly some Chromebooks. These devices are essential for enabling whole class activities and for enriching our kids' minds with new and challenging learning opportunities. 
Event Details 
Date: Saturday, April 6th
Location: Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts (SOTA) Track
Time: 9:00AM to 12:00pm
Important Dates and Forms Due 
A schedule of walk-a-thon dates is provided at the bottom of this e-mail. Forms for Student Permission Slips and General Walker/SFB Staff Waivers for Participation were due Monday, March 25th. Please send these in as soon as possible (attached).
Volunteers Needed 
Thank you to those who already have signed up to help at the walk-a-thon! Your help is invaluable for making the walk-a-thon a successful event. You can earn a max of 10 total hours per family, including a combination of hours worked and donations. There are many options for volunteering from 6:30AM through 1:00PM, including transportation, set up, clean up, and checking in/out student and general participants. Go to this SignUpGenius link for details and to sign up:
Fundraising Requirement
All “Fully Participating” families must raise at least $125 in pledges per family, due by Tuesday, April 16th. You are welcome to send in pledges as you receive them, rather than hold them till the due date.
Participation Options  
Families unable to attend must pay $175 family buyout by Saturday, April 6th. If you cannot make the walk-a-thon but would still like to raise pledges for a chance at winning the Grand Prize or other prizes, please contact us as soon as you can to discuss other options.
Sponsorship Requests 
If you want to help SFB reach and surpass our $20,000 goal for tech expansion, consider being a sponsor for the walk-a-thon. Please see the attached sponsorship form and see how you would like to give additional support to our school. If you know anyone that you would like to reach out to be sponsor for SFB Connects, please contact us and we can send you a letter that you can use with the form. We appreciate your support! 
Walk-a-thon T-shirts  
Walk-a-thon shirts are ready and I will be getting them this week. Families that ordered a t-shirt, please send in your payments in order to receive your shirts ($10 per shirt). We will send you a reminder e-mail.
Note: Students will get their shirts at school to do Class Team logos in class, and will receive their shirts when they check in at the walk-a-thon on Saturday, April 6th. 
Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!  
Who doesn't like to win a prize?? Various prizes will be awarded to top lap walkers, top four pledge earners, and some random raffle drawings during morning assembly on Thursday, April 18th. And the Grand Prize for the top pledge earner includes an...
** Apple MacBook Air 13" 1.8GHz Intel Core i5 Notebook Computer **
(Value $1,000)
Who wants to be the proud owner of this new Apple MacBook Air??
We also have some in-kind donations from Bay Area museums to award as prizes. These make for a great family fun day!  So get your pledges (forms due Monday, April 1st)!
Additional Fun Facts
The 8th grade class will be selling delicious refreshments to raise funds for their graduation.
SFB spirit wear will be available for sale to help show off your Shamrock pride.
We are planning to make payments by credit card available with Square.

The kids always love this fun community building event. Only you can make this a fun and successful day. Invite your friends and family to join us for the walk-a-thon. We appreciate your support and participation!

Go Shamrocks! Let's Connect...both with tech and within our community!

Walk-a-thon Coordinators
Lynda Taschek (Ileana 4th): volunteer@stfinnbarr.org
Christina Sarracino (Julian 2nd, Cecilia): vicechair@stfinnbarr.org 
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St. Finn Barr Walk-a-thon Important Dates


Monday, March 25th

   Student Permission Slip forms due (one per every student)

   General Walker Registration and Liability Form due (one per every participating Staff and community member)


Monday, April 1st

   Student Pledge Sheets due (one per participating student)


Wednesday, April 3rd

   Class team shirts completed and returned (targeted date)


Thursday, April 4th

   Student Pledge Sheets due (one per participating student)

   Volunteer online at SignUpGenius link due


Saturday, April 6th

   Buyouts due (to be included in student “participation” count)

   SFB Connects Walk-a-thon!


Tuesday, April 16th

   Pledge payments due (outstanding pledges to be paid as buyout fee)


Thursday, April 18th (targeted date, subject to change)

   Winners announced and prizes awarded at morning announcements