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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dear O'Hara Families,
Our 2017 Jog-A-Thon was officially kicked off yesterday morning with a fun assembly! The students are excited, and we are looking forward to a successful campaign. The Jog-A-Thon will be held on  Friday, October 20th  with an assembly beginning at  9:30am  and students running from  10 - 11:30am .
The Jog-A-Thon is the only fundraiser at O'Hara that students are directly involved in, and our goal is to have 100% participation from all families. 
The school wide goal is to raise at least $65,000. In order to reach that goal, we ask each student to raise at least $120. They can collect pre-paid pledges, collect per lap pledges, or pledges to be paid after the event.
As an  incentive :  THIS WEEK, if every student in your child's GRADE brings in at least ONE PLEDGE (it can be any amount, coins count too!) that grade will receive a FREE DRESS DAY on Monday, October 9th.  To be counted toward the Free Dress Inventive, pledges must be received by  8:05am  on  Friday, October 6th . (If your student participated in the  summer   incentive,  that will count toward this  incentive .) Please check the  Sunday  Bulletin to see which grades will get to participate in free dress  on Monday  ( 10/9/17 ).
Students will also receive raffle tickets for their pledges. On  Monday, October 9th , we will hold a raffle drawing and FIVE students will win a $25 Visa gift card.

In addition, we will remind students that the ONE GRADE that raises THE MOST MONEY during the whole Jog-A-Thon campaign, will win a party at the school complete with Jimmy Johns, a movie and yummy treat.
An update on medals this year: we will be making a change as to how medals are awarded and will not be handing them out at the results assembly. The top three runners in each grade (not separated by boy and girl) will be awarded a gold, silver or bronze medal in their classrooms the  Monday  following the Jog-A-Thon.
There is more information on the O'Hara website including pledge forms, a link to make pledges online and a volunteer sign up at oharajogathon.weebly.com.  
Thank you in advance for your support of the Jog-A-Thon!
Nick & Ashley Horner

2017 Jog-A-Thon Chairs

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