Dear Lewis & Clark Montessori Families,

Runtober is a special fundraiser that actively engages our entire student body and affirms healthy habits for our students and our school. Generosity, team spirit, and caring for yourself and others are part and parcel of your child’s experience at Lewis & Clark Montessori.

A natural extension of these values, Runtober is an exciting community event usually held outdoors on a Friday morning in October. Runtober will be a little different this year. Starting on Friday, October 30th and continuing through Friday, November 20th, this year’s event will be held virtually. Participants will each get active in ways and at times and places that work best for us. Instead of laps we will complete 5-minute periods of active movement. You can participate as often as you choose. In the morning, afternoon, or evening, at home, a park, or childcare facility. You can walk, run, bike, jump rope, dance, parkour, hike, climb, or choose a way to get active.

The fundraising side of Runtober relies on students reaching out to their extended community. Let’s throw the net wide…from a distance. Encourage aunts, uncles, neighbors, family friends, cousins, businesses, and your co-workers to pledge their support for your child and our school. Here’s a sample script to help your child reach out and ask for support:

Hi, this is . My school, Lewis & Clark Montessori, is having a fundraising event to get us moving and to support the great things we do at school. I hope to actively move for more than 60 minutes during this event! Would you please sponsor me either with a flat donation or with an amount per 5-minute active period I complete?”

Collectively, our goals are to actively move our bodies over 20,000 minutes and raise over $10,000. Set your individual movement and raising goals and start collecting pledges online today! If needed, a pledge sheet is attached.

If every student secures 10 sponsors at $10 per sponsor, we will raise over $30,000 for our school. Students who raise $100 or more will earn a special Runtober event t-shirt as a thank-you. The funds we raise are vital to keeping our school healthy, and you are key to helping us meet our goals.

New this year, participants can track online their minutes of activity throughout this event.

Parents, siblings, grandparents, alumni, and friends are welcome to move and raise with us. We look forward to every student and their families getting active and connecting with our community by participating in Runtober 2020.

Peter Jensen
Administrative Director
Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School