FTO Arboretum Dash 2022








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About this fundraiser

The Arboretum FTO Dash is a school wide welcome back activity that serves as the major fundraiser for Arboretum Elementary School. The Dash will be on Friday, September 23, 2022. In the event of rain, the Arboretum Dash will be held indoors.

This approach to fundraising avoids selling products and directs ALL profits (less expenses) back to the school by encouraging students to get pledges and run laps to raise money for the PTO programming. Money raised through this year’s Arboretum Dash will be used to purchase shading for the playground, playground equipment, and ongoing PTO programs and assemblies.

Students are encouraged to collect either a flat donation or per lap pledge. On the event day, students run/walk a looped track on the school field for 20 minutes. The students gain an appreciation of teamwork, a sense of strong school unity, and the importance of being healthy and exercising all while having fun with their fellow classmates.

The FTO provides each child with a FREE t-shirt and a healthy snack on the event day. The students also work together, as a school, to achieve school wide fundraising goals and earn prizes:

School Wide Prizes:
If we raise $15,000 everyone gets popsicles on the playground!!
If we raise $20,000 everyone gets Ms. W. on the roof for the day (It may rain bouncy balls)!!
If we raise $25,000 everyone gets a surprise assembly!!

Classroom Wide Prizes:
Any classroom that raises $1,500 or more will receive a pajama party.
Any classroom that raises $2,000 or more will receive a movie party.

Money raised will be used for
Playground Shading $15,000
Playground Equipment $4,000
Ongoing PTO programs and assemblies $5,000

We want everyone to know that the success of this event is not possible without your support and the tremendous efforts of perseverance, determination, and will-power of each student to do their very best. We will celebrate the collective effort of every student! Thank you for supporting Arboretum Elementary in such a positive way.

If you prefer to make a per lap donation, we ask that you wait to enter your donation until after the event. The student you are pledging will let you know after the event how many laps he/she completed so you may calculate the total amount to be donated.

Donations can be made anytime until September 30.

We cannot have a successful event without our amazing volunteers! You can sign up to help out on the through the following link:

Google sign-up

If you’re unable to volunteer, we still encourage you to stop by, watch and cheer on your student. Signs are welcome!

When is the event?

Friday, September 23, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where is the event?

Arboretum Elementary School

1350 Arboretum Drive
Waunakee, WI 53597

Who is managing the event?

Sheila Weihert

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