Lietz HSC is excited to announce Walkathon 2021!!

The Lietz 2021 Walkathon will take place on Thursday, November 4th during the school day.

To add it to your calendar, along other Lietz HSC events, click here.

Please note that due to district COVID-19 guidelines, we will have limited volunteer opportunities this year. See at the bottom of the page for the available slots.

What is the Walkathon?

The Walkathon is the largest Lietz Home and School Club fundraiser of the year. The financial generosity of our community, including parents, friends, family, neighbors, and local businesses, enables us to provide enrichment programs to our students that would otherwise not be possible. 

Last school year, we were able to keep our music, Art Vistas, Project Cornerstone and other programs going despite COVID. Funding for these programs and so many others comes directly from donations.  It costs about $200 per child each year to provide these additional enrichment programs and we are hoping to raise enough money to continue to fund all our wonderful programs.

Donate

This year, our goal is $200 for each student. Donations can be done online below. Alternatively, collection envelopes will be sent home with your student. Remember to check with your employer to see if they offer a corporate matching program! 

Given the long delay in receiving funds from corporate donation/matching platforms, please include a printed confirmation of those donations in the donation envelope or email confirmation to walkathon@lietzhsc.com so we can count them toward the incentives!  Please note, only the contribution and not the corporate match will count toward the total amount raised for class incentive competitions.

Donations are tax deductible and can be performed easily using the links below. Donations receipts can be requested by filling the form here.

Where does my money go?

Here is the breakdown of how a $200 donation is spent according to the 2021-2022 budget voted here.

This pie chart is best seen on a computer or tablet, but if you have troubles seeing it, here are the big highlights of where a $200 donation goes:

  • $71.21 goes to funding the music program (by far our biggest budget). This pays for the music teacher (Ms Malloy) that intervenes regularly inside the classroom, and with the teachers
  • $20.69 goes as teacher reimbursements that they can use to pay for extra books, craft activities, supplies for the classroom, etc…
  • $34.49 goes to field trips and school wide assemblies
  • $18.58 goes to Art Vistas, Project Cornerstone and Create With Clay. They’re volunteer-led programs that happen inside the classroom with the teachers.
  • $11.13 goes to setting up the garden in the school and the (in-progress) outdoor learning space (for more info, ask garden@lietzhsc.com)

How do we meet our goal?

  • Each student has an individual fundraising goal of $200. 
  • A donation of any amount helps! 
  • Check with your workplace to see if they will match your donation.
  • Ask friends, families and neighbors.

Sponsors

If you own a business or know someone that does, please consider being a Walkathon Sponsor. Being a sponsor is a fantastic tax-deductible opportunity to advertise your business while supporting enrichment programs and supporting our school community.

More details are available here. If you’re interested, feel free to contact us at walkathon@lietzhsc.com or return the form through the school.

Fundraising incentives

This year we’re excited to announce several fun incentives for Walkathon:

  • The classes with the highest fundraising participation percentage (regardless of the amount) will receive a class party
    • #1 class will have a pizza party
    • #2 class will have an ice cream bar party
  • The 2 classes with the highest amount raised (average $ per student) will receive a class party
    • #1 class will have a pizza party
    • #2 class will have an ice cream bar party
  • 5th grade students who participate by raising a donation of any amount will be eligible for a drawing for a $100 credit toward science camp! 
  • When our school hits 65% participation the school will get a Rock ‘n Roll recess with some extra surprises.
  • Last but not least, when our school hits 75% participation, HSC President Jasmin Canty will take a pie in the face during the above Rock ‘n Roll recess (yes, you read that right)

Volunteers

Due to Covid restrictions, volunteers will have to complete a health screen in the office, and will be helping with setups and at different stations throughout the days. Because of the limited amount of volunteers allowed on campus, the number of volunteers is limited to 8 people.