Northshore Christian Academy

NCA Walk-a-Thon 2019

Finish the Race - Keep the Faith


I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith - Tim.4:7

What Are We Fund Raising For?

2019 Walk-a-Thon Goal - $90,000
Target Project: Replacing Failing Classroom Technology

This tool is used by all NCA teachers to vastly improve teaching and learning!  Plus, it allows for increased class interaction, collaboration, student leadership and much more.  All NCA students will benefit from this update and it will be used to equip our students with necessary skills for the future.

We are very thankful to announce that between this year’s NCA Auction and the Annual Fund, 17 classrooms will have new interactive whiteboards. The Walk-a-Thon will provide funds to equip the remaining 23 classrooms with this exciting and vital classroom tool. In addition, in keeping with our philosophy of good stewardship, we will be installing the units in house to save the installation fee of $26,000.

‚Äč Walk-a-Thon 2019 - Friday, June 7

The Walk-a-thon(s) will be held on Friday, June 7. Rain or shine!
Families are encouraged to attend!  To maximize the fun for each of the grade divisions we are doing separate walks. 

  • 9:00 AM  ELC & PreK Walk-a-Thon
  • 11:00-12:30 PM  Volunteer Appreciation Lunch
  • 11:30 AM  K–2nd  Grades Walk-a-Thon
  • 1:00 PM  3rd–8th  Grades Walk-a-Thon
  • 2:15 PM  Celebration Assembly: Kindergarten – 8th grade (Assembly will be held inside in the Auditorium & PAC Room) 
  • 3:00 PM  PTF Fantastic Friday!
We do understand that these separate walk times may be a challenge to families who have students in different divisions.  We hope that you will plan to just make a day of it and enjoy ALL of the festivities.  
• Our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon is 11:00am - 12:30pm.  ALL school volunteers are invited!  If you ever volunteered at NCA, in any way, you are invited!
• We do want student families lining our walk route with water squirters and bubble blowers as always!  
• Parking will be very tight.  Offsite parking will be available and street parking.  Our gates will be closed during the walk times.
• We anticipate lots of SUNSHINE!  We will be outside.  Please sunscreen your child and send more for student reapplication (by law, because of allergies, we cannot provide sunscreen).
• Yes! We still plan to have the bubble foam bog and a waterfall sprinkler!
• The “plunger/syringe” type of devices are NOT allowed--any size or shape, purchased or homemade.  
• Respect the boundaries of students, teachers and staff who are trying to avoid getting wet.
• Send a towel and/or sweatshirt with your student(s) to warm up after the walk.
• Total amount raised and division raffle winners will be announced at the inside auditorium celebration assembly @ 2:15pm.
• Regular after-school dismissal after the assembly.
• No 2019 Walk-a-Thon t-shirt? No worries!  Students can wear a PE shirt.
 

 
FUNdraising Details!

Please Read Before You Start Creating the ONLINE Account(s) in Snap:
We are continuing with Snap online fundraising.  It has proven very beneficial and easy for our users.

  • Each student will need a Snap account within our NCA Fundraiser.
  • You are able to use the SAME EMAIL for multiple student accounts.
  • You have the option to include a digital photo of your student to personalize their SNAP Walk-a Thon page.
  • During Snap account set up, you will be asked to rank 5 t-shirt choices including your color and size preferences for each child. Five choices are required no matter the size of donation you are making!  These shirt color and size options are chosen at set up and cannot be changed.
  • For every $50 in donations collected, students will receive one "2019 Walk-a-Thon t-shirt.
  • Students are encouraged to send out emails, post on Facebook and/or Instagram via Snap–Raise to help reach the NCA Walk-a-Thon goals.
  • The more donations made via SNAP-Raise, the more times the student's name will go into the drawing for the signed " Everett Silvertips" and "Toby Mac" collectibles during the Walk-a-Thon Assembly on June 7.
  • Students who fund raise over $200 by May 20 will receive a special edition Walk-a-Thon Multi-functional head wear as a reward - delivered on June 5. 

  • PLEASE read and follow the Snap account set up instructions or tutorial VIDEOfound on the right hand sidebar of this page.
Important details:
  • Mondays at 4:30pm - May 6, May 13, May 20, and May 27 are the weekly deadlines for earning totals to “activate” a shirt for delivery the next week.  Money collected after 5/27 still counts toward prizes and totals, just no shirt will be delivered.
  • Middle School gets one extra week to collect $$ and get shirts early!  Early due date is 4/29 @ 4:30pm. 
  • For every $50 in donations you collect - You will receive one "2019 Walk-a-Thon customized t-shirt.   
  • Shirt(s) will be delivered to the student classroom on Wednesdays – a week and a half AFTER each weekly Monday cutoff deadline.
  • Donations are to be made on behalf of individual students.  Accounting is by student, grade, and teacher.
  • Donations can be made at any time… it is on Mondays at 4:30pm that we “cut off” current totals to determine week 1, week 2, etc. to be able to order student t-shirts.
  • Monday 5/27 @ 4:30pm is the last day for earning totals to activate a t-shirt. Last shirt order is 5/29.
Walk-a-Thon T-Shirts: 
  • There are 5 colors and 9 size options to choose from.  
  • You will make color/size selections when you set up your online fundraising account.
  • There are no t-shirt exchanges - We do not “stock” t-shirts – they are screen printed each week based on your submitted preferences.
  • The t-shirts are the same brand, sizes and fit as our PE T-shirts.  It is best to guess on the “big” side.  
  • For the remainder of THIS school year - students may wear the 2019 Walk-a-Thon t-shirt as a uniform alternative every day of the week except Wednesday.  You may wear the t-shirt with pants, jeans, shorts or skirts of dress code appropriate length/fit/style.
  • Next school year you may wear your 2019 Walk-a-Thon t-shirts with jeans every 4th Friday of the month.  
  • We automatically give up to 5 t-shirts per student for funds raised.  If you raise more than $250, you will need to alert us that you want more than 5 shirts.
Matching Fund Employer? 
  • Some of the employers who will MATCH FUNDS are Boeing, Microsoft and others. Check with your Human Resources department to see if your employer will match your donation.
  • Only donations made directly by employee are eligible for matching funds. 
  • Please indicate "Employee Match and employer name” with your donation.
Your student will receive shirts on the FULL amount of the donation… including matching.  We honor the match…even before we get it.

Volunteers Needed: 
 
YES, we need you!  For filing, data entry, processing donations, sorting and delivering t-shirts, plus many volunteers for the day of the Walk-a-Thon. 
  • Wednesdays 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 and 5/29 for processing and delivering t-shirts (Morning 2-3 hours).
  • Friday June 7 at the Walk-a-Thon, we need YOU to walk and support our kids!
Misc: 
  • We still plan to have the bubble foam bog and a waterfall sprinkler!
  • PLEASE! The “plunger/syringe” type of devices are NOT allowed…any size or shape, purchased or homemade.
  • Send a towel &/or sweatshirt with your student(s) to warm up after the walk.
  • Total amount raised and division winners will be announced at the celebration assembly @ 2:15pm.
  • Regular after-school dismissal after the assembly.
 Walk-a-Thon Team
 
 Kim Forbes, Heather Austneberg, Michelle Lewis, Rebecca Hester, Abby Means, Jolene Larsen, Steffani Sloboda 
Development Director, Lina Maragliano at lmaragliano@northshorechristian.org
 
Thank you for your prayers and support of this important event that benefits ALL of our students.
 
 
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