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What is the Walkathon?
The Cherry Crest PTSA has three main fundraisers: Walkathon in the fall, the auction in the spring and the Readathon varies year to year. The Walkathon funds the bulk of the PTSA’s working budget for the year. Students collect donations for the event, and then walk laps around the course. It is as much a community-building event as a fundraiser. We hope to see all kids and their families at the event.
 
Where and when is the Walkathon?
Walkathon is Friday, September 28th. Students will walk the school track at lunch recess and then again from 2:30-3:45 pm (if their schedule permits). All students must have a signed permission slip to participate, due by Sept 21st. There will also be a dinner and a festival following the Walkathon beginning at 4 pm.
 
Who watches my kid after school?
You are responsible for your kid after school. Each student requires a signed permission slip before they can participate. Click here to complete online permission slip. Click here to download a paper permission slip to turn in to your teacher.
 
How is the lap system different this year?
This year students will work together with their classmates to walk towards the lap goal for their grade (yes, this is a change from years past). In the spirit of the theme – Ohana – students will be working together with their class and grade to meet a lap goal together. The goal is to get 75% of students from a grade to reach their lap goals. Grades that reach their goal will earn an extra recess! The class that gets the most students to reach the goal gets to slime the principal! 
 
What are the Lap Goals?
Qualifying laps may be completed during recess and after school.
 
 Grade  Lap Goal
 K  10
 1st    12
 2nd  14
 3rd
 16  
 4th  18
 5th  20
 
How do the awards work?
Lap Awards will be given by class and by grade.
  • Any grade that has 75% of the students meet their lap goal will win an extra recess!
  • The Big Foot award (plaque) will be awarded to the class who has the highest percent of students that meet their lap goals. And this class will get to slime the principal. Yes, actual slime will be used.
Fundraising Awards will be given out this year to the class that raises the most money.
  • The class that raises the most money will get a classroom silly string party!!
  • To be counted towards the fundraising goal for an award, donations must be in by the October 10th deadline.

What is the suggested donation goal?
Suggested pledge donation goal is $150 per child. Our fundraising goal for this event is $50,000! Click here to donate: https://ccelementaryptsa.schoolauction.net/wat2018/.

What Food trucks will be there?

What activities will there be after the walk-a-thon?
Plans are still being made, but think face painting, balloon animals, selfie station, pitching machine, visits from firemen and police men, and hopefully more!

What if it rains on Walkathon day?
We walk rain or shine, so please be sure to send your student(s) in the appropriate clothing and shoes - including rain gear.
 
Do the kids get refreshments?
Healthy snacks and water will be provided to all students during the Walkathon. During the festival after the walkathon there will be food for purchase.
 
Are pets allowed?
No. Pets are not allowed.
 
Parking is always challenging, what are other options for getting to school?
Shuttle Information: Westminster Chapel (Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th St, Bellevue, WA 98005) is allowing us to use their parking lot during the walkathon and festival to help alleviate the impact of our traffic on the Cherry Crest neighborhood and to give families a simple solution to finding parking. Below are the details on the two options we’ve organized using Westminster parking space.
 
Timed Shuttle: A BSD school bus will provide transportation, free of charge, to and from school about every 30 minutes. The first shuttle will leave Westminster Chapel at 2pm, then continue to make loops between Cherry Crest and Westminster. The last shuttle will leave Cherry Crest at 6:15pm. The first shuttle will drop off at the stop sign at the front entrance to the school (due to regular school dismissal traffic). All following shuttles will drop off in the bus loading zone.
 
Anticipated schedule:
Leaving Westminster at 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, 5pm, 5:30pm
Leaving Cherry Crest at 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:15pm, 3:45pm, 4:15pm, 5:15pm, 5:45pm, 6:15pm
 
Carpooling: If you need to bring your car up closer to the school, please consider meeting some friends at Westminster and leaving a few cars at the Chapel then driving up to the school in one of your cars. They can always use the shuttle to get back to their car if they need to leave at another time.
 
Parking at Westminster: Please see the map for where to park. They have asked us not to park in the yellow area. Signs will be put out in the parking lot to identify the space where the shuttle will pick up/drop off.
 
Where can I park in the Neighborhood?
Please be advised that due to neighborhood concerns there will be two officers patrolling the neighborhood ticketing cars that are in violation of parking regulations. In addition, cars that are parked too close together and do not allow enough space for a patrol car to get through will be towed.