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A Jumping Good Time

A Jumping Good Time

Mar 01, 2019

Dear Parents:

This week, you should have received in your children’s backpacks information about our upcoming Jump-a-Thon on Thursday, March 28. If you have only been at ADAT since the beginning of this year or last year, this elusive Jump-a-Thon might have you asking yourself, “What is this event that I always hear people talking about”?! Well, regardless of how long you have been here, I want you to know more about Jump-a-Thon and how you can play an important role in its success!

What is Jump-a-Thon?

Jump-a-Thon is a challenging, fun, and educational biennial event, in which all students in our school jump rope for as long as they can, counting their jumps!

Who and what does Jump-a-Thon benefit?

This student-focused FUNdraiser improves our campus by identifying a specific need in our school that also promotes a healthy, active lifestyle. This year, proceeds will fund new Water Bottle Filling Stations all around campus. Supporting our mission to SERVE others, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to Matt Damon’s clean water initiative - water.org - whose mission is to bring water and sanitation to the world.

How can you and your family and friends get involved?

The success of Jump-a-Thon depends upon your children’s hard work in partnership with yours.

  • Work with your child to obtain sponsors through family, friends, colleagues, etc.

  • Sponsors can commit to a flat amount or pledge on a per-jump basis.

  • No amount is too small

  • Aim to raise $500

  • It doesn’t only have to come from your family. The key is sponsors, sponsors, and more sponsors.

  • Remember, the more sponsors we have, the closer we get to our goal and the more we can re-invest in our school!

What happens on the day of Jump-a-Thon?

  • First thing in the morning, the students are divided into groups of four.

  • Each child, in turn, jumps rope until s/he reaches 100 non-stop jumps or until s/he stops.

  • The student then goes to the end of the line and the next student starts jumping. This continues for one hour.

  • A teacher or parent volunteer will count the number of jumps and tally the total jumps for each student.

  • Water will be provided during the entire event.

  • After the event, we will send you a report on how many jumps your child achieved and the amount due from your child’s sponsors.

Am I allowed to attend?

Absolutely! We need volunteers, so please let us know if you are able to help on March 28.

Sounds fun, right? It really is! There are some events that I would classify as “signature” events of Adat Ari El Day School, and Jump-a-Thon most certainly falls into that category. Please help support your children as they seek sponsorships, as well as on the day of when they’re jumping. They love this day, and I know you will too!

Looking forward to jumping our way to a successful event!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or the Day School office.

Shabbat Shalom,

Shara

 

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