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Illinois Congress Of Parents Teachers' Fundraiser:

Thomas Paine Prairie P.A.T.H (promoting Play, Adventure, Thoughtfulness, and Healthy Habits)

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PTA votes to set aside $3,000 of last years fundraising efforts to start this project!
October 12, 2016

At our PTA meeting Monday night the PTA membership voted to set aside $3,000 that we raised last year through fundraising efforts to start this  See more

THE STORY:

Thomas Paine Elementary school PTA is trying to create a 1/4 mile, paved fitness path behind the school to promote the physical fitness of our students! We would like this path to be fully accessible to all of our students and to include some paved pads at certain intervals where students can stop and participate in extra exercises as they choose. This project is important to us because having this path is a way to further teach students healthy habits for life and increase the physical and social-emotional health of our children. There are multiple studies sighting the benefits of increased physical activity to academic achievement. Urbana school district values physical fitness as well, as is evidenced by the addition of PE teachers this year as well as the continued support of programs like Girls on the Run. This path would offer our PE teacher a nicer place to conduct her teaching than the gym, if weather allows, and will certainly provide a more sturdy running path for physical fitness testing (mile run) that is required by the state of Illinois. We also envision the path to be a place where kids can learn a lifelong fitness habit, walking, and can socialize with friends while they do it, which is also an important part of childhood. We are asking for donations because although Thomas Paine has a great group of dedicated staff and students we cannot raise all the funds needed for this path on our own! The cost for a path with a blacktop is over $24,000. Our school is a suburban school in a university town with a low-income population of over 60%. The goal of our school is: to provide a safe, educational climate. Children's learning is enhanced by effective communication and a spirit of cooperation and collaboration among faculty, staff, parents and students. We recognize that children each have a unique intelligence and learning style, and we encourage their talents. Because we expect children to be responsible individuals, we support and assist them as they learn to make good decisions about their behavior.

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To This Fundraiser

$4,226

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Lyon family

    $100

  • Thomas Paine PTA Savings

    $3,000

  • Mike, Sinead, Eisla Madigan

    $100

  • Phoebe Myers Family

    $41

  • Lofrano/Madigan Family

    $100

  • Anna Gresch

    $50

  • Riley Tribout

    $5

  • Wade Mickle Family

    $100

  • Goeddel Family

    $50

  • The Tanner's

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Frank Lofrano

    $25

  • the Hazen family

     

  • Jana Lithgow

     

  • Anthony and Genevieve Virgilio

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Margery Wadkins

    $25

  • Palermo Family

    $100

  • Jackson, Daniella and Ronda

    $200

  • George & Janice Muller

    $50

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17% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,226 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

George & Janice Muller

George & Janice Muller

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Jackson, Daniella and Ronda

Jackson, Daniella and Ronda

DONATION: $200

10 months ago

Palermo Family

Palermo Family

DONATION: $100

10 months ago

Margery Wadkins

Margery Wadkins

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Anthony and Genevieve Virgilio

Anthony and Genevieve Virgilio

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Jana Lithgow

Jana Lithgow

11 months ago

the Hazen family

the Hazen family

11 months ago

Frank Lofrano

Frank Lofrano

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

11 months ago