October 14, 2016

K through 3 between 1-2pm

Grades 4 through 6 between 2-3pm

(Rain date Oct 21)

Be Fit.  Have Fun.  Raise Funds.

The East Brook PTO will host the annual Fun & Fitness Walk-a-thon in an effort to secure funding for in-school assemblies and other PTO-sponsored enrichment activities.  If each East Brook FAMILY secures pledges of $70 we could meet our budget goal of $15,000 by the end of the walk-a-thon!


Ask your kids about the "Charge to Chicago" - this year we want to try and walk 30 more miles, as a school, than last year!  Can we make it to Chicago?  Let's get those little legs moving!


You can pledge on line, through the My Accounts page, or send cash/checks to school with the pledge form in the envelope provided.  Checks can be made payable to East Brook PTO.  Pledge forms and envelopes will be sent home via backpacks.  Lost your pledge form?  Print a new one here - Fun & Fitness Pledge Form!


Parent volunteers are needed to help with lap tracking and other tasks on the day of the walk-a-thon.  Sign up to join the fun through the My Accounts page.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME to come and cheer on our walkers on October 14.


We would like to thank Jamie Lewis of Graphically Speaking for the kind donation of the pledge envelopes!


Questions? Email us at




(These are the BIGGEST Fun & Fitness Prizes EVER!)







1st Prize

iPad® Air 2 32GB


The child in each CLASS 


The class who raises the highest

2nd Prize

iPad® Mini 2 32GB


who collects the most  


average pledges per student will

3rd Prize

4-pack  of bounce


pledges will be invited to help 


win a FIELD TRIP to High


passes for Sky Zone


to make East Brook's first ever


Exposure for the WHOLE CLASS!










on the day of the walk-a-thon!


That's right EAST BROOK a field

1 GRAND prize ticket for every 




trip for your whole class DURING

$50 of pledges secured:



school hours to put your ROCK

$50 pledge

1 GRAND prize ticket




$100 pledge

2 GRAND prize tickets


Teacher who collects the


skills to the test!

$150 pledge

3 GRAND prize tickets


most pledges will win $50 



$200 pledge

4 GRAND prize tickets


to spend on items for their


















* This prize will be for ONE homeroom class  who raises the highest average pledges per student.   This is NOT a GRADE level prize.


Please return your pledges by October 13, 2016
Get ready to walk and have fun on October 14, 2016



Frequently asked questions

1.  I have two kids and they both desperately want their class to win the awesome field trip prize.  However, I have my eye on a new Ipad for myself - an Ipad without sticky finger marks on it!  If I make pledges of $75 for each child -  how does that impact how many GRAND PRIZE tickets our family will receive?


When all the pledges are received  we will look at the pledges two ways.  


First, we will look at the pledges by child, to calculate the average pledges per child for each class, to determine which class has won the field trip.


Second, we re-sort the pledge data by FAMILY name to look at total pledges for each family to assign grand prize tickets.


In the example above, $75 of pledges would be included for each child in the class calculation BUT for the GRAND PRIZE draw the family would be awarded 3 grand prize tickets for their total $150 of pledges. 



2. What happens if two classes raise EXACTLY the same amount of average pledges per student?


To determine which class will win the field trip, we will calculate the average pledges per student for each class to two decimal places.  In the very unlikely event that two classes raise exactly the same average pledges per student a random drawing will be conducted, by the principal, to select the winning class.  



3. My family lives here, there and everywhere - are they able to pledge online?


Yes!  They can use this form GUEST Fun & Fitness Pledge Form.  Please remind them to fill in the name of the child they'd like to support with their pledge so we can make sure your kids get credit for that all important class prize! 



 Event information for new families

The students will walk laps on the school field round a pre-marked course.  The students will walk in two sessions and laps will be tracked via the collection of popsicle sticks as each student passes the lap marker.  Laps are being tracked so that the students have a sense of achievement and to help motivate the students to see if, as a school, we can walk further than last year!  We are trying to "Charge to Chicago" - we'd need to walk 30 more miles than last year to reach that goal!


Mr. Mazzacca has graciously volunteered to be the DJ for the event so the kids will have music to motivate them whilst they walk (or dance) around the laps!


At the end of the first session, the upper grades will join the younger students on the field and we will announce which kids raised the most pledges in each class  Those students will then be invited to help make our first ever PRINCIPAL ICE CREAM SUNDAE!


Everyone is encouraged to wear their new class trip t-shirts for the event.  Parents are invited to attend and cheer their walkers on!


Parent volunteers will be needed to help with lap tracking and other tasks on the day of the walk-a-thon.