For your convenience, our most common parent and student questions are answered right here. Not finding what you want? Reach out directly through our Contact Us page.
Q: Can I submit donations using check or cash?
A: Yes! Each student will receive a paper envelope to collect checks or cash and should return them to school by October 7th to count toward prizes and awards. Checks should be made out to WME PTO.
Q: Do I donate a flat amount or sponsor per lap?
A: You can donate either way! Some families donate a flat amount as well as sponsor per lap, but it is up to you which way you would like to donate.
Q: Is there a difference between an online donation and a paper form donation?
A: No! All donations, whether using a credit card, Venmo, check or cash, count the same toward prizes and awards.
Q: Can I share this website with grandparents and family who want to donate?
A: Yes! Please share the website link with any family or friends who would like to donate or sponsor a student for the Fun Run. Just make sure they complete the form with the student’s name. Or if sending a Venmo donation, make sure to put the student’s name in the Notes section. Family can also donate via check or cash using the donation envelope.
Q: Is there a transaction fee for using my credit card?
A: As a courtesy for this fundraiser, there is not an additional fee for using your credit card for your donation.
Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Yes, your donation is 100% tax deductible. Please print and fill out our donation receipt and keep for your tax records.
Q: How long will the fun run take?
A: The Fun Run event will be held on Friday, September 30th during school hours. Classes will be outside on the field for around an hour and receive 30 – 40 minutes to run/walk our course, depending on their grade. They will then get to enjoy a popsicle with their class!
Q: How many laps will students run?
A: While each student is different, we have an estimate per grade for how many laps they may run based on past year’s runs. One big lap of the course is 0.2 miles. The kindergartners and 1st graders will be running on a shortened course this year. This is the first year we have done that, so the kindie and 1st grade lap estimates might be off.
Kindergarten & 1st grade: 8 – 16 laps
2nd & 3rd grade: 10 – 18 laps
4th–5th grade: 12 – 20 laps
Q: How will laps be tracked?
A: Each student will receive a run bib the day of the event. A designated parent volunteer at the finish line will mark on their bib each lap they complete. The total laps number will be sent home for parents to calculate donation if sponsoring per lap.
Q: Is my information submitted private?
A: All information submitted is kept confidential and private. Email addresses are only used for confirmation of donation, if needed, and will not be used for other purposes.