Walk-a-thon Information

How does the Walk-a-thon work you ask? In fulfillment of their commitment to family, neighbors and friends who pledge money in their honor, Abbott students will walk and/or run with their class for 30 minutes during the school day on October 4th 2019.

Wondering what the PTO did with the money you pledged for last year’s walk?  Some of the funds from prior years’ Walk-a-thons have been put aside to possibly be used for a larger scale project in the near future. Over the summer of 2019 the PTO was able to pay to upgrade & update the Smart Projectors in each classroom! The remainder of the money YOU pledge is used for many other school betterment projects.


Walk-a-thon timeline: Thursday, Oct 3rd: Pledge Collection & Prize Selection forms DUE (Online donations will close at 9pm on Oct 3rd)

Friday, Oct 4th: Gator Walk-a-thon, 9:15am-3:05pm

Can I be a part of the walk-a-thon on Oct 4th you ask? YES!!!The Walk-a-thon will take place on the field north of the school. Students will walk or run (at their own pace) with their class for 30 minutes. WE HOPE YOU WILL COME CHEER YOUR STUDENT(S) ON! Just show up on the field at your student’s assigned walk time. Feel free to bring noise-makers, small squirt guns (weather permitting), bubbles… Our goal is to make this a fun, fitness event!

Classroom Walk-a-thon times:

3rd- 9:15-9:45

K- 9:55-10:25

1st- 12:35-1:05

4th- 1:15-1:45

5th- 1:55-2:25

2nd- 2:35-3:05

Any Questions? Watch for the packet to come home Monday. And, feel free to contact Erika Rooney with questions or to volunteer!

If you would like to support a student and Grace Abbott Elementary with a Pledge, please submit a donation through PayPal here. Don’t forget to tell the student / family the amount of your online pledge so they receive credit for the pledge.

Thank you for your support!