2018-19 FUN RUN


Presented by Prairie Hawk Dental

Your PTO is excited to present our biggest fundraiser for the school year - The Meadow View 2018-19 Fun Run! 


This fundraiser is all about collecting pledges for laps run on a 1/16-mile course to help support our school and having fun doing it. 

All proceeds from this event will support the school. This year, we are attempting to replace our IT budget, which was eliminated across all DCSD schools. Meadow View's IT budget last school year was $35,000, and we hope to make a significant dent in that amount with a fundraising goal of $20,000 with this year's Fun Run.

The 2018-19 Fun Run takes place on Tuesday, September 25, (rain date is Thursday, September 27) during the students’ Specials periods.


8:40 - 9:10        AM Kindies/preschool

9:25 - 9:55        4th Grade

10:10 - 10:40    5th Grade

11:00 - 11:30    3rd Grade

11:45 - 12:15    1st Grade/FD Kindies

12:25 - 12:55    2nd Grade

1:45 - 2:15        PM Kindies/preschool

2:30 - 3:00        6th Grade

Most students average 25-35 laps, with 50 being the maximum recorded. Every student will be provided with an official Meadow View 2018-19 Fun Run T-shirt with a lap counter printed on the back, which will be marked after each lap to tally the total laps run. And after the event, they can proudly show how many laps they ran at the Fun Run to raise money for their school.


How it Works


On September 11th, students will participate in an all-school assembly led by our official mascot, Fun Run Chuck, who provides a fun and interactive overview of the event.


Students will get their pledge sheets and bring them home to start collecting pledges. Parents should receive an email the following day with information on how to set up a personal fundraising page specific to your student. If you do not receive that email by Wednesday, Sept. 12, please contact us!


Over the next two weeks, pledges can be gathered – your students can ask for a pledge per lap or a flat donation. All checks should be made out to Meadow View Elementary PTO. Meadow View Elementary PTO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible. 

If you pledge a per-lap donation on your student's fundraising page, please note that the laps run will be entered into the system the day after the fundraising is complete (all monies are due Oct. 24), and your credit card will be charged at that time.

After the Fun Run event on September 25, the students will come home with their total laps recorded on the back of their T-shirts and their collection envelopes. They will have through the entire Fall Break to collect all pledged monies and return them to the classroom. All pledged monies must be collected and returned to the classroom by Wednesday, Oct. 24, to qualify students for the classroom prizes. Money can be in the form of cash or checks made out to Meadow View Elementary PTO. Please include your student's name and grade in the memo line on any checks.


Need another copy of the Fun Run Pledge Sheet? Download one here>>




Students will be rewarded for their efforts both for laps completed and fundraising. As with anything, incentives for performance tend to make a difference. Each student is being challenged to raise $100, and each class is being challenged to raise $1,500. By raising this amount, each classroom would be able to celebrate the day before Thanksgiving Break with a pajama party and an extra recess, and each teacher would get an Amazon gift card for the classroom.





Parents and other family members and friends can register to run with their student(s) during the Fun Run. 


Please designate the student(s) you wish to receive credit for your donation ($25). You may list more than one student, and you must register by Sept. 5, to be guaranteed a T-shirt on Fun Run day. 


Individual performance during the Fun Run will be rewarded during the event, and the student who fundraises the most will be recognized after the donations have been collected and tallied.


Individual Prizes

We will reward students individually based on the number of laps run during the event. For every five laps completed, students will receive a foot key-chain token to put on their backpacks. Students can collect a different one for every five laps they run!


Of course, we want to reward fundraising, so for every student who turns in a completed pledge sheet by the Oct. 24 deadline will be entered in a special prize drawing (one entry for every $10 raised) to be held on Fun Run Celebration Day on Nov. 16. As in years past, we have lots of cool prizes to give away that are donated by local businesses and merchants. 


And the student who raises the most money overall will get to have lunch with the principal and a three-month family pass to the MAC!


Classroom Prizes

Additionally, prizes will be presented after the event to those classes that raise the most money. Classroom prizes will be awarded based on the total fundraised amount. 


All classes that raise a minimum of $1,500 will receive an extra recess and a pajama party the day before Thanksgiving break. Their teacher will also receive a $100 gift card to use for the classroom. 


Below is a breakout of the prize structure (all prizes are cumulative):

  • $1,500 raised

    • extra recess

    • pajama party the day before Thanksgiving break

    • $100 Amazon gift card for the classroom

  • $2,000 raised

    • extra recess

    • pajama party the day before Thanksgiving break

    • $200 Amazon gift card for the classroom

  • $2,500 raised

    • extra recess

    • pajama party the day before Thanksgiving break

    • $300 Amazon gift card for the classroom


Get Involved!


In past school years, many of you came to cheer on your students and volunteer your time during previous Run for Fund$ events, which were managed by a third-party company. Four years ago, the PTO embarked on managing the event completely in-house to allow all of the funds raised to stay with the school, rather than to the third-party company. And we are doing it again this year!


The 2018-19 Fun Run will be managed entirely by Meadow View parent volunteers. That means that 100% of all proceeds will stay with the school, but it also means that more volunteers will be needed. We have an official Fun Run Food Sponsor - MOD Pizza -  and as part of their sponsorship, they will provide lunch for all our volunteers. Sign up to volunteer here>>


You can even run with your students!


Parents and other family members and friends are invited to register to participate with your student(s). For a $25 donation, you can register to run with your student(s).


Register by Sept. 5, and you will receive a 2018-19 Fun Run T-shirt (you may register up through Fun Run Day, but T-shirts cannot guaranteed for registrations after Sept. 5. We will have a limited supply of T-shirts available on a first-come, first-served basis for registrations after Sept. 5).


When you register to run with your student, you can designate your $25 to go to that student, or you can split it up among several if you have more than one Meadow View student. Your $25 registration also allows you to run with each of your students, so you can participate multiple times but only register/pay once.




Contact us any time about anything! We want your students' experiences to be great ones!