Updated: Sep 20, 2022
Hello Sagebrush Elementary Families!!!
YES - THIS IS A LONG POST - BUT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT OUR BIGGEST FUNDRAISER FOR THE SCHOOL. Please read.
Every student participates in the Fun Run, gets a t-shirt, has fun, and has the chance to earn great individual, class and school-wide prizes and events!
What do we raise funds for? Field trips, playground equipment, staffing, art supplies & projects, classroom supplies, and more!
What’s Happening This Week:
9/19 Kick off Assembly: Our in person Assembly is on 9/19. Students will participate in an exciting assembly and hear lots of information about the Run4Fund$ and all the prizes they can earn! Your student will bring home a Parent letter MONDAY 9/19 with more details about the Run4Fund$. We have attached a Donor Tracker to help you keep track of pledges and donations.
Please help your student(s) to find sponsors and donors right away so they can reach their individual and class prize goals! We have a school web platform so anyone can easily donate! www.r4funds.com/schools/sagebrushrun22/donate/
Check with your employer to see if they have a Company Matching program for employee charitable donations. If so, these funds can be used toward your student’s total!
Start sending out informational emails from our website to potential donors!
Spirit Theme for Run: Find out what your class has planned for its spirit theme on Run Day. The class with the best Spirit on run day wins a Glow in the Dark Party Kit!
Goals and Prizes:
Our school goal is $12,000 and we will all enjoy a Foam Party when we reach it! There are several individual and class prizes that your student can earn as well, we hope that you will help and encourage your students to reach their fundraising goals.
You can check on your student’s donations (use password leopard22) and keep track of your class progress on your website - www.r4funds.com/schools/sagebrushrun22/
Individual goals/prizes are:
$50-99 = Funny Face Hopper
$100-199 = Hamster Ball @ School
$200-299 = Squishy Glitter Water Ball
$300-499 = Velcro Wall @ School
$500+= Gift Card for Inflatable Rental
Class goals/parties are:
$30 Avg/Student = Inflatable Party @ School
$40 Avg/Student = Prize Dump
Top Dollar Class = Hamster Ball Party @ School
Top Laps Class = Extra Recess
Best Spirit Class = Glow in the Dark Party Kit
School Goals/Parties are:
$12,000 = Foam Party
9/19: Run4Fund$ in person Assembly
Your student will participate in an all school kick off assembly at school to learn more about the Run and the prizes they can earn.
A Parent Letter with a QR code will come home MONDAY 9/19 so students can start contacting friends and family to raise funds towards their prize goals.
Help your child(ren) by sponsoring them for the Run4Fund$ and helping them find other sponsors like Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Neighbors, and family friends.
Go to www.r4funds.com/schools/sagebrushrun22/ to easily send out emails to potential sponsors, make online Donations and check online totals. Password: leopard22
Check out the website for the cool prizes that your child(ren) can earn!
9/23: Run4Fund$ Email Campaign Due Day
We have a great email tool on your website to help increase students’ donations!
On the Family Resources page at www.r4funds.com/schools/sagebrushrun22/, parents/students can send out donation request/informational emails to friends and family. When you or your students send out 10 emails through this system by 9/23 at 5pm your student will go into a drawing for a great prize!
9/28: Early Bird Donations Due
Students can win prizes by getting online Early Bird Donations by 5pm!
There are 3 levels of Early Bird Drawings - $35, $150 & $250. Your student will be entered in each level that they achieve.
9/28: Run4Fund$ Date
Your child(ren) will run/walk as many laps as they can around the 1/16 mile track in their 30 minute run slot. Students average 25-30 laps with a 50 lap max.
Run Day schedule, come cheer on your student(s) and their class!
8:30 - 9:15
9:15 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:30
12:00 - 12:45
12:45 - 1:30
A few Volunteers are needed for Run Day
10/5: All Donations Due
All donations are due today. We are asking that donations be done online via our website to avoid unnecessary contact or money handling. We will still accept cash/checks that students should turn in to the office.
Please make all checks out to: Sagebrush Elementary PTCO
10/12: Prize Day
Parents are welcome! Check with your teacher to see what time your student is participating in the Prize Events.
School Fun Run Website:
Our website has lots of information and tools to help you and your student make the most of our fundraiser. Be sure to check it out at www.r4funds.com/schools/sagebrushrun22/! Some quick highlights are:
Simple online giving for friends, family and other donors! We are asking for all donations to be made online. If you still send a check or cash, it must be turned in to the office by your student by 10/5. Please make checks out to Sagebrush PTCO.
Students or parents can send out emails to potential donors directly through the website! Personalize the pre-loaded email message on the “Family Resources” tab to let everyone know how to sponsor your student! No need to go door to door asking for donations.
Parents can check students’ donations easily on the “Check my student donations” tab
You will use the password leopard22 and then follow directions on the following page to see posted donations for your student(s)
If donations are not showing up, it is most likely because the student name entered on the donation does not match the student name on the school roster. Run4Fund$ staff will go through each donation to make sure they match up to a student as they run reports – no donations are lost or uncounted.
Goal tracking thermometers in real time for school and classrooms!
Answers to lots more questions in our FAQ’s section!
Important dates, prizes and other reminders all in one place!
Any questions? Please contact Sarah Small, PTCO President at firstname.lastname@example.org
To see a run and some of the great prizes, check out our video (please note that this video was filmed pre-covid so many changes have been made to keep everyone safe): Parent Welcome Video
THANK YOU FOR READING, AND FOR YOUR HELP TO MAKE OUR FUN RUN A SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER AND FUN FOR EVERYONE!