Wildcat Dash

Windsor PAWS is excited to announce that our 2nd Wildcat Dash will be Friday, October 7th !

What is the Wildcat Dash? 

Wildcat Dash is a pledge-based fun run fundraiser where students collect monetary donations and
then participate in a fun run at school with their classmates. Our goal is simple—raise as much money
as possible to support the education and experiences of all Windsor students. We have set an
individual fundraising goal of $30 per student, but fundraising is not a requirement and ALL students
will participate in the fun run. The fun run will take place at Windsor Elementary School. Kindergarten
through 2nd grade will run/walk 2 laps around the upper playground (¼ mile) and 3rd through 5th
grade will run/walk 4 laps around the upper playground (½ mile).

Why should we fundraise?
All money collected stays at Windsor and makes a direct impact on our students. Participating in
fundraisers such as these give students a sense of ownership, involvement and pride in their school.

What does my student need to do?
Students will ask family, friends, neighbors, etc. to support them by donating money to Windsor.
Envelopes are due October 7th and can be brought into the school office any morning during the
collection campaign. One collection envelope is included in this packet; please ensure the envelope is
filled out entirely and sealed prior to turning it in. Additional envelopes are available in the office.
Please make checks payable to Windsor PAWS.

Who can I contact if I have questions or need help?

How should my child dress on the day of the Wildcat Dash?
Students should wear clothes they would typically wear for PE, including socks and tennis shoes. They
should also bring a water bottle. The fun run will happen outdoors, so keep an eye on the weather

Important Dates to Remember:
Monday, September 19th:
● Students take home information packet about Wildcat Dash and fundraising begins!
Friday, October 7th:
● All donations must be received to be included in fundraising totals for prizes.
● Wildcat Dash- Each grade will run at different times throughout the morning
● Rain Date Friday, 10/14
● Wristbands will be given to students in class before the race.
Monday, October 10th:
● Students will receive any prizes they earned for meeting their fundraising goals.
Tuesday, October 11th:
● Donut and Juice party for the winning classes in K-2 and 3-5.

How does your donation help Windsor?
Through fundraisers, Windsor PAWS is able to supplement student needs, enhance student learning
and support Windsor Staff. Here is a list of ways PAWS regularly helps Windsor students and staff

*Purchases indoor recess games and craft materials for each classroom
*Provides money to subsidize field trips for each grade
*Brings assembly performers to Windsor
*Provides a stipend for teachers to purchase needed/wanted classroom materials
*Provides funds for Art, Music, PE, Library, and Counseling
*Purchases Scholastic For Kids magazines for all students
*Purchase an A to Z Learning subscription for all teachers to use in their classrooms
*Provides and organizes staff meals and snacks for parent teacher conferences
*Provides gum and mints for students during testing
*Provides a fabulous staff appreciation week full of snacks and a meal
*Donates shirts to students participating in Battle of the Books
*Encourages school spirit through Windsor shirt sales
*Hosts social nights, movie nights, fun nights, and restaurant nights
*Helps organize and fund the 5th grade end of year celebration at Colby Park

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