5TH MATOAKA “SPACE WALK” WALKATHON A SUCCESS!
After a rain delay, the 2012 Matoaka walk-a-thon launched into history on Monday, October 22nd. Thanks to the stellar efforts of the entire Matoaka student body, this year’s Matoaka walk-a-thon was a HUGE success! Complete with astronauts, Martians, moon fairies, NASA lab techs, the Matoaka Cardinal and Matoaka Man, students participated in the most successful walk-a-thon yet! Our goal was to raise $7000 for school programs and activities but we surpassed that goal and raised over $17,000! WOW!!! Based on the feedback from everyone who attended, they all agreed that it was the best walk-a-thon yet and everyone had tons of fun during the milestone setting event.
The Walk-a-thon is the PTA’s largest annual fundraiser that helps support all of the programs and activities we bring to the school. Our students collect pledges from friends and family in support of walking 20-30 minutes.
Thank You Sponsors and Donors
We’d like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations: Henderson Construction, Stensland Dental Studio, Johnny Timbers, Inc., Chick-fil-A, Bounce House, Core Six, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Cici’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Philly Pretzel Factory, Amory Music, Marvelous Nails, Barnes & Noble, Pumpkinville, Buffalo Wild Wings, Harris Teeter and Virtue Salon.
A million thanks to our Matoaka Community for your support of this wonderful fundraiser!
2012 Prize Winners:
Thanks to the many generous donors, the PTA had lots of great prizes to award our star walkers and pledge collectors.
The top grand prize winners for collecting the most pledge money. Top prizes awarded included an IPod Touch 8g, a $75 Target gift card, Matoaka Spirit Baskets, Tickets to Spooks And Legends and 4 weeks of home delivery of fresh baked cookies. Winner (in order) were:
- Rheis Granger
- Bram Grosfield
- Parker Dunn
- Mika Kenney
- Hannah Phillips
- Mrs Holloway’s class (Bowling party winner)
- Mrs Campbell’s class (Classroom movie party winner)
Both teachers won a prize for having the winning classes!
Classroom Party Winners
for being the top class earners in their grade level after the grand prize classes
- Mrs. Forgit
- Mrs. Walls
- Mrs. Harmon
- Mrs. Heath
- Mrs. Sydow
- Mrs. Freeland
Each Matoaka student from all of our classes also received a coupon from Chick-fil-A for a free treat!
(Thank you to parent Kim Lish and Beth Robles for the photos)
For more information contact Christine Tirone, Walk-a-Thon Chair