April 30th - May 7th

Jogathon

The Jogathon is a fun, community building event that promotes wellness and fitness by encouraging students and their families to get outside and move. Through family donations and corporate sponsorships our goal is to raise $13,000. 100% of proceeds from this event go to support Roosevelt programs!

Fit Zones Map
Packet Download
Donate!

Friday April 30th all teachers (in-person and Distance Learning) will be showing this Jog-a-thon Video to excite the students about the event and motivate them to get moving! It will provide some explanation of the course and the exercises that will be encouraged at each station. Filmed, performed & edited by Roosevelt Students!

The Inaugural Jog-a-thon is Here!

Friday, April 30th, the Jog-a-thon KICKS OFF! You have all weekend and next week thru May 7th to participate. We will be approaching it with the same sense of fun and community that we’ve utilized to stay connected during this unprecedented year. Please make sure to participate in the Roosevelt Jog-a-thon Neighborhood Fit Zones (post pictures!), and ask your friends and family to donate to support our PTA! We are hoping this event will fundraise much needed funds to help fill the gaps in funding as a result of this most difficult year. If we each raise $20 by reaching out to friends, family, and community partners we can reach our goal of $13,000. Proceeds from the Jog-a-thon will supplement educational programs, books, technology, software, supplies and equipment for the 2021-2022 academic year. It also supports the PTA’s other community-based activities like our classroom supplies, online resources, campus beautification, class events, and much more! No donation is too small.

Let’s get moving!


-The 2021 Jogathon Team: Danielle Litak (chair), Nathanael Buckley, Ciria Fisher, Trinedy Krusell, and Elizabeth Urquhart

What is a jog-a-thon?

The Jog-a-thon is a fun community building event that promotes wellness and fitness by encouraging students and their families to get outside and move. It is also one of Roosevelt’s final fundraisers of the year. All funds raised will go directly to supporting our children’s learning at Roosevelt by purchasing instructional materials and programs.

The Roosevelt Course

You have all week to participate – Friday, April 30th thru May 7th. Run, Walk, Ride, Skoot, Skip to the 12 Mario Fit Zones on your map.

At each location:

  • Fit Zones Map link
  • Complete the Star-Fit Zone Exercise (Ok to sub in your own exercises)
  • Find the Mario and his secret clue
  • Fill in the answer on your Map
  • Solve the Puzzle to Save Princess Peach and find Teddy!

*For Distance Learners, or any student that is unable to participate in the physical course, please reach out. We will provide ways to virtually participate and to receive the clues to solve the puzzle. Please see email address at bottom.

The packets are on the way!

On Friday April 30th, on-campus students will receive the packet from their teachers and distance-learners will be able to pick up their packets thru Friday, May 7th at Fit Zone #6 (449 Euclid Street.) Please only pick up at this location if you are in Cohort C. If you are unable to pick up, forms & map are available for download here. Read more below to find out how to participate and how to raise funds for Roosevelt.

The physical packets include:

  • The Welcome Letter
  • The Jog-a-thon Map with The Prize & Donation Form
  • Some Fun Stuff*
    • For parents – A Free Caffe Luxxe Coffee Card kindly donated by Caffe Luxxe
    • A Coupon from PHARMACA and BELCAMPO our Prize Sponsors,
    • A BOBO’s snack bar
    • Neutrogena Sunscreen
    • And a Super Mario Character Sticker.

Hint donated full-sized Hint Waters that will be available at the gates on Kickoff Friday at dismissal -Grab One for the road!
*Fun stuff, including coffee gift card & coupons, are only available with a physical packet pickup (not thru the downloadable link)

The Jogathon Schedule

Safety First!

  • Participate during daylight hours only (sunrise to sunset)
  • Participate with an adult, (or the whole family!)
  • Use crosswalks
  • If moving by wheels– Wear a helmet
  • Wear a Mask & Keep your Distance!

Help us get to our fundraising goal!

If every family donated $20 per student, we would reach our $13,000 fundraising goal! Invite your friends, family, and coworkers near & far to donate to our school via the link below. Donors may include a comment during payment and we will post in the Teddy Times or on socials, to help cheer on and motivate our kiddos.

Post the donation link to Social Media, send emails, make calls. To find copy & paste-ready templates for Social Media and Emails see below. Donations can be made online, by check (made payable to Roosevelt PTA), or cash. Turn all check and cash donations in an envelope marked with your child’s name and teacher’s name along with the Donation Form & Map the week of May 10th-May 14th. In person students return to school to your child’s teacher. Distance Learners return to Fit Zone 6 at 449 Euclid Street.

Share this link with family & friends:

https://rooseveltschoolpta.org/product/jogathon-donation/

Raffle + Prizes

Fun-in-the-Sun Beach Activities Prize Pack includes: A Wavestorm BodyBoard, Aquaflyer soft frisbee, beach paddle game set, easy flyer kite, Confetti beach ball, Super Mario UNO, Big bubble wand, Roosevelt Spirit hat, ice cream gift card

  • 1 raffle entry – For every 3 Mario Fit Zones Completed (all 12 Fit Zones = 4 entries)
  • 1 raffle entry – For Solving the Puzzle and Saving Princess Peach & Teddy
  • 1 raffle entry- For every $20 donation

The more raffle entries you earn, the better your chances! 1 prize per student. Map & Donation forms must be returned the week of May 11th-14th to receive raffle entries. Raffle winners will be announced Friday May 21st. To claim your raffle entries, record all donations on donation form and fill in the letter clues from the Fit Zones on the Map as proof of participation. Return the Map & Donation Form (1 double-sided sheet of paper) and an envelope if any cash or check donations were made. In-person students return your form and donation envelope to your teacher. Distance learners may return packets to the same location as your packet pick up at Fit Zone #6 (449 Euclid Street).

Donation Templates

Donation Email
Dear friends and family:
I am participating with my entire school in our first ever Jog-a-thon! Our Jog-a-thon is a fun, community building event that promotes wellness and fitness by encouraging students and their families to get outside and move. It is also Roosevelt’s final fundraiser of the year. All funds raised will go directly to supporting our learning at Roosevelt by purchasing instructional materials and programs. We have all week to participate – Friday, April 30th thru May 7th. The Map has 12 Mario Fit Zones throughout the Roosevelt neighborhood. We will Jog, Run, Walk, Skate, Scoot, or Stroll to all and will complete the exercises at each location. With every $20 I raise and every Fit Zone I complete I will receive a raffle entry to win cool prizes. To sponsor me, please donate at: https://rooseveltschoolpta.org/product/jogathon-donation/

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible since our PTA is a non-profit organization, so save your receipt! Thank you for supporting me and my school – Roosevelt Elementary!

Sincerely,

{Child’s Name}

Donation Social Media Post
Hi Family & Friends! Our school, Roosevelt Elementary, is having a first-ever Jog-a-thon. It promotes wellness and helps us raise much needed funds for our school. Students have all week to participate – Friday, April 30th thru May 7th. The Map has 12 Fit Zones throughout the Roosevelt neighborhood. We will Jog, Run, Walk, Skate, Scoot, Stroll to all and will complete the Star-Fit Zone Exercise. To sponsor me, please donate at: https://rooseveltschoolpta.org/product/jogathon-donation/

Thank you!!! In the donation notes you can put my name and a message and it will be read at our celebration ceremony!

A Big Thank You to our Sponsors!