2017 Space Race Information Packet

Download all the forms you'll need for FUNd Run. The newsletter has detailed information about how to collect donations.

The FUNd RUN is our biggest annual fundraiser. At the beginning of the school year, students solicit sponsorship from relatives, friends, and neighbors. In late September, they run/walk for Mountain. 

Each year the FUNd Run allows the PTA to support field trips for every grade, teacher spending allowances, tutoring, Family Math Night, Family Reading Night and more.  This year we would like to replace aging water fountains with bottle filling stations. If each student raises just $33, we will reach our goal!

How you can help:

  • Make a donation:

  • Mail donations to Mountain Elementary PTA; 2280 North Road; Los Alamos, NM 87544

  • Spread the news! Tell your friends and family about the FUNd Run and Mountain Elementary.

  • Join in the fun! Run/walk with your kids. We also need adults to supervise the course, hand out water, and cheer the kids on. Volunteer!

FAQ

What is the FUNd Run?

The FUNd Run is a very successful fundraiser that Mountain School PTA has done for the past five years. Instead of selling items like wrapping paper, fruit or candy throughout the year to raise money, students send letters once a year to friends, relatives and neighbors asking for donations and then participate in a run/walk event. The success of the FUNd Run lies in the number of letters/emails sent, so students are encouraged to send them to as many friends and relatives as they can.

Online Donations via PayPal

We use PayPal for online donations. However, you do not need to have a PayPal account to donate online. Click on the DONATE button then click CONTINUE to pay directly with a credit card:

Online donors can still enter a special message which we will display in the sidebar on our website. Before completing the payment, they can click on Add special instructions to the seller near the top of the payment page:

When do students start sending letters asking for donations? 
Students will receive info packets on September 23 and have until October 19, the day of the FUNd Run.

How do students ask for donations?
Students will receive a sample sponsor letter. You can also click on the link at the top of this page to download a PDF of the sponsor letter. You may make copies and mail it to friends, relatives and neighbors. Keep in mind, the more letters and e-mails you send, the more money we will bring in. Also, think of ways to make electronic requests personal. People may be more likely to give a donation if they receive a personal e-mail from their niece or nephew rather than a mass e-mail sent to everyone in someone’s e-mail address book. Donors have the option of mailing a check to the school or using a credit card to donate online (see above for "Online Donations via PayPal").


How can people donate online?
Donors can click on the DONATE button on this page or the home page and follow instructions for secure giving by credit card or PayPal. They do NOT need to have a PayPal account. (see  above for "Online Donations via PayPal").

When is the FUNd Run?
Wednesday, October 12th (tentative date)

Where is the FUNd Run?
The FUNd Run is at Urban Park which is one block away from the school. The track is the paved loop inside the park.


How can I help at the FUNd Run?
We welcome families to walk with the kids, encourage them, and hand out water. If you are available to help, please contact Susie Schillaci at suzschillaci@gmail.com.

What is the goal we are trying to raise?
Our goal is $14,000 which covers the annual budget to maintain all the services we normally fund. 

Please don’t:

  • Allow students to go door to door asking for donations, unless you know the potential donors. Going to a neighbor that you know is fine. Asking parents’ co-workers is also fine. We just don’t want students to be contacting people they do not know.