SUMMER STREET SCHOOL 13TH ANNUAL
The Race for Education is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the SSS PTO and LPS Preschool PTO.
In this event, students get pledges from family, friends, and neighbors, and then walk laps outside of Summer Street School as many times as possible in 15-45 minutes to earn their pledge.
This year the Race will happen during the morning of Wednesday, November 23rd (and November 22nd for LPS Preschool PM classes).
Read on for more information about this event!
Race Day Schedule
Tuesday, November 22
11:45 am - 12:00 noon - LPS Preschool PM classes
Wednesday, November 23rd (The day before Thanksgiving)
9:30 am - 10:00 am - Kindergarten and Grade 1
10:00 am - 10:15 am - LPS Preschool AM classes
10:15 am - 11:00 am - Grades 2, 3, and 4
Rain date for all: Wednesday, November 30th: same times as above
Theme: Tie Dye Trot
This year’s theme is: “Tie Dye Trot!” Students are invited (but not required) to wear Tie Dye or other colorful outfits on Race Day.
Please note: if you ordered Tie Dye Spirit Wear, it should be coming home in backpacks this week.
Thanks - please email us at email@example.com with any questions!
On Race Day, November 23th (November 22nd for Preschool PM), students will exit the main entrance and walk laps outside of Summer Street School as many times as possible to earn their sponsors’ donations.
Parents, grandparents, siblings, and all other SSS family members and friends are welcome to come cheer them on!
Questions and Answers
Why are we raising money?
Your support allows the PTO to continue to fund many great enrichment programs and events at SSS and LPS Preschool.
The money raised will directly benefit the teachers and students at the school by supporting the initiatives set forth in the school improvement plan specifically related to differentiated instruction and all enrichment programs.
How do I get pledges?
Ask friends and family, using an online fundraising site called Pledgestar!
To get started, register yourself at https://pledgestar.com/summerstreet/ and follow the simple registration steps to add your “walker(s)”.
For families with multiple students, you will have the convenience of sharing one fundraising page. Grandma doesn’t have to pick a favorite! It takes just minutes to set-up your family’s own page to request pledges. People can donate using credit cards, checks, or cash.
Is there still a paper mailer?
Yes, we are sending home one copy. You can use the paper mailer to share with people who would like a printed version.
Use this link to download a PDF version of the paper mailer:
If you need additional copies, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get them to you.
Can we still have family or friends mail in checks?
Yes, there are two options for mailing in checks.
Option 1: Share your link to Pledgestar
When you register on Pledgestar you'll get a unique link to your Pledgestar page. Share this link, and people can make their pledge for your walker and follow the steps to mail in a check.
Option 2: Share the paper version of the mailer
Share the paper version of the mailer with your family and then they can mail a check directly to Summer Street School.
What is the Goal?
Our goal is to raise $30,000. With your help, we can reach this goal!
Thanks for your Support!
Parents are instrumental in the success of this event. Thank you in advance for your support!
Karen Cronin, Principal
Lauren Wolf, Amie Geary and Betsy Ragalevsky, Race Coordinators
Keri Connors and Alexis Leahy, PTO Co-Presidents
See you at this year's Race for Education!