What is the Bobcat Dash?
Bobcat Dash is the largest fundraising event that Lakeview Elementary PTA holds. The PTA uses money raised during Dash to fund a number of grants, programs and items; for example, supply grants for every teacher and aide at Lakeview; community events like Bobcat Family Fun Night and Spooky Hunt; classroom hall decorations and holiday parties; program grants for our Specials teachers; and over $13,000 in digital subscriptions for students at Lakeview. In addition to raising money for our school, Bobcat Dash encourages students to take pride and ownership in our school and community. Starting October 1st, our students will have an outdoor pep rally, virtual assembly, opportunity to ask friends and family for support, earn prizes and play on our Ninja Warrior obstacle course on the final day. During our final week of Dash, the PTA will be emphasizing the same character goals Lakeview has all year: Be Adventurous, Be Kind, Be Confident, Be Positive, and Be Brave.
How does the Bobcat Dash work?
This year, Dash is going digital: every student will have a personal fundraising page that they can customize with their own photo, fundraising goal and design. Once you’ve set up your page, you can start raising money by inviting family, friends, neighbors, and anyone in our community to support our school. Our goal this year is to raise $35,000! With your support and the students’ efforts, WE CAN EXCEED IT!!
To motivate students, we’ll have a few friendly competitions going on. The grade that raises the most money will get to have a recess party of their choosing. If the school gets a donation from every state, popsicles for everybody! If we reach our $35,000 goal, a lucky member of the Lakeview staff will get to be slimed in front of the whole school. Along the way, students can collect incentive bands and earn prizes. >See prize sheet here
At the end of the week, all students will participate in a Ninja Warrior obstacle course organized by the Lakeview PTA. This year’s Bobcat Dash race will take place during grade level Specials times on Friday, October 22nd, 2021. Each child will receive their own Bobcat Ninja Warrior shirt to wear while completing the course. Please make sure your student(s) have completed their Ninja Warrior waiver, here, or they will not be able to run the course.
How does my student get started?
1. Complete the Ninja Nation waiver form and return it to your child’s teacher >Click here for waiver
2. Set up your child’s fundraising page by making sure their teacher and class is up to date, uploading a photo, customizing a goal, and crafting a welcome message. You will find your student's unique fundraising page link under "Fundraising Campaigns" under "My Forms". >Click here to get started!
3. Beginning immediately and through Friday (October 22nd), please help your child(ren) collect tax-deductible donations from family, friends, neighbors, and anyone else that is willing to help the children at our school. All donations can be made through your child’s personal fundraising page, which is easy to share via Facebook, Twitter and Email.
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Thank you for your dedication, love, time, and support for our amazing students! Together we can make this the best Bobcat Dash EVER!!
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