Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Prizes for HTM Fund Run 2009

Prize details*

iPod**. The five boys that ran the most laps and the five girls that ran the most laps in each grade will be entered into a grade level drawing for an iPod nano. A drawing will be held for each grade level. One iPod will be awarded to the winner of each grade level drawing.

Homework pass. A homework pass will be awarded to each child that gets at least 5 sponsors.

*drawings only open to HTM students that participate in the HTM Fund Run 2009 event.

**new iPod nanos were donated by individual HTM Parents.

Letter from the HTM Fund Run Organizer

HTM Parent Association

HTM Fund Run

Event date: March 4th, 2009

Grade 6 - 9:30 - 10:15

Grades 7 and 8 - 10:30 - 11:15

Dear Parents,

High Tech Middle will be having its first ever "HTM Fund Run" on March 4th, 2009, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at the NTC Park on Farragut Road (within walking distance of our school).

We hope this will not only be a fun event for the kids, but also anticipate that it will become a successful fundraising event. As we all know, these are hard times for our school, with the recent budget cuts, raising funds to help our school is critical. All proceeds raised by the fund run will go directly to High Tech Middle to use in its operating budget.

Students will be asked to collect pledges from family and friends. Pledges can be made for a "set amount" or for an amount "per lap." Participants typically complete an average of 25-45 laps (8 laps = 1 mile.), We ask that students do not go "door-to-door" asking for pledges but use the telephone to call friends and relatives. Your child's completed lap card will be sent home with them the day of the fund run indicating how many laps he/she ran/walked. Use the lap card to collect your "per lap" pledges.

Do not send in any money until your child has collected all their pledges. Please return all pledges to your child's teacher by Wednesday, March 18th in your child's classroom. Checks should be made out to HTM.

Please make sure your child dresses comfortably, wears tennis shoes and has applied sunscreen on the day of the event. It is recommended you send an extra shirt in your child's backpack to change into after the Fund Run.

Our goal is to have 100% student participation, even if they walk. Each child will set a goal for themselves and work towards achieving it. Not only will they have fun working out, they will gain a sense of accomplishment. We hope to raise a minimum of $14,000. This goal will be achieved if every student raises at least $40.00. (Last year, our sister elementary school averaged $99.00 per student.) However, any contribution is greatly appreciated, every donation big or small will collectively make a difference to the success of our school.

In addition, we need volunteers to mark lap cards and pass out oranges, water and fruit smoothies (generously donated by Tropical Smoothie located in Liberty Station.) Please indicate if you are available on your child's permission slip, and if so, arrive at 8:30 a.m.

Please support your child in this fun and rewarding event. We promise he/she will have fun while doing a healthy event and supporting their school.

Thank you in advance for your support. Let's pull together and have a successful fundraiser for the kids. If you have any questions please contact Karen Gruenberg at (619) 920-1935.

Thank you,

Karen Gruenberg

Monday, February 23, 2009

HTM Fund Run 2009 Wednesday, March 4. Update

HTM Fund Run 2009 Wednesday, March 4. Update

The Fund Run was Fun! Now it is time to turn in all that money!

High Tech Middle Families you should be proud of your children. Last Wednesday, March 4th, your children gave it their all and had a great time, too!

  • Deadline to return envelope with donations is March 18th. However we ask that students turn in the envelope with donations as soon as they have collected from all their donors. There will be a box designated for the envelopes at the front desk.

  • Winners of the iPod Nanos to be announced after all donations are turned in soon after the March 18th deadline. Homework passes for kids that get at least 5 sponsors will be awarded after their donations are in.

  • Thank you, students for collecting and running your hearts out. Thank you, parents, friends, and family for donating and showing your support. Thank you Janie and all the teachers for enthusiastically participating in this important event to raise money for our school. Thanks to all our volunteers we could not have pulled this off without you!

  • Special thanks to Karen Gruenberg for planning, organizing and executing the whole Fund Run event with style.

Remember to turn in your donation envelope before March 18th. Every dollar counts during this trying time of Education Budget cuts. A small donation helps when combined with all the other small donations. The amount of the donation is not important. We are aiming to get 100% participation from the High Tech Middle families. All money raised will go to High Tech Middle School.

Thank again,

High Tech Middle Parent Association