Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Walk-A-Thon Thursday Feb 25, 2016 Donations due on 2/25/16 but will be accepted through 3/4/16

Hello Buri Buri Families!

Walk-a-Thon Information was sent home with students today. Please check their folders to make sure you get the info for this event! Additional infosheets and envelopes are available in the office. Here are the details:

Thursday February 25, 2016 
Grades K-2 will walk approx ¼ mile around the school grounds 
Grades 3-5 will walk approx 1 mile around the school grounds

Parents and family are welcome to come and cheer on the walkers! 
All students are invited to walk regardless of fundraising participation.
In case of rain, we will walk on Monday Feb 29th instead. 

Your PTA is organizing the Walk-A-Thon to raise funds to bring the Playworks program to our school in the 2016-17 school year. Playworks is an amazing program that provides recess coaches who lead daily organized recess games, offer non-competitive after-school leagues, a junior coach program for 4th and 5th grades and even provide before school recess programs. Playworks programs foster good sportsmanship, teamwork and conflict resolution. Their goal is for every student to have a great recess.

We would love to bring this program to our school, especially during construction. While we patiently wait for our school to be completed, our students are sharing half the space they had prior to construction. Typically more than 200 students are in the yard at a time with only have one small play structure to share. We need this program now more than ever.
  • · If we raise $15,000 we will have Playworks at our school one week a month during the entire school year.
  • · If we raise $65,000 we can have Playworks at the school for 8 hours every day during the entire school year. 
Details of the full program are on our website: We hope you will generously support this fundraiser so all of our students can benefit from this great program.

When you are finished fundraising, please turn in your donation envelopes to the PTA box in the office or your child’s teacher. Donations are due by February 25, 2016.

The PTA is a 501c3 organization so all donations are tax deductible. Please contact if you would like a donation receipt for tax purposes.

Retrocat T-Shirt
This one-of-a-kind baseball-style t-shirt features royal blue sleeves and yellow Bobcat lettering. The Bobcat logo was taken from an original design from a Buri Buri sweatshirt worn by Kindergarten teacher Mr. Jones. He says it’s about 20 years old! We loved it so much we decided to bring it back for this one-time-only event. This will be your only chance to get one of these classic t-shirts as we will not include them as part of our regular spirit wear. To get one free, simply raise $75! You can then purchase additional shirts for $25 each, but you must reach the $75 donation level to qualify.

Spiritwear Stickers: These stickers prominently feature the Buri Buri logo and are 4 x 4 inches in size. Stick them on your binder or on your backpack and show off your Buri Buri pride! Get yours free when you raise at least $20! They are awesome!

Top Fundraiser Rewards:

#1: Zoomer Interactive Puppy Robot

#2: Razor Black Label R-Tec Kick Scooter

#3: K’NEX 52 Model Building Set

Donor Honor Circles: We will thank individual and business donors on our website and in a newsletter sent home to all Buri Buri students!

Silver Circle: Donate $50 
Gold Circle: Donate $100 
Diamond Circle: Donate $200 or more 

Classroom Rewards:
Class with most funds raised: $100 Prize: Teachers can decide to use this towards field trips, arts and science programs or whatever their class wants!

Classes with most participation in each grade level: (fundraising any amount, even $1) will get a popcorn party! If more than one class per grade has 100% participation, each will get the popcorn party!