Move-A-Thon

November 14 - 20, 2021

Raising Money to Support Our Students and Teachers

The Westchester Elementary PTA presents the second annual Move-a-Thon! This fundraiser is a fun way to get your children off their screens and get them moving! 

The Move-a-Thon runs November 14th to November 20th, 2021, but fundraising begins as soon as you can create your child’s page! During this time, students use as much free time as possible to move their bodies.

How does it work?

  • We will be tracking movements by the minute. For example, a child could log two minutes of jumping jacks, and five minutes of running.
  • All kinds of activities can be tracked. Walking, running, jumping rope, family dance party, cartwheels, soccer, building a fort, playing hide and seek- they all count!
  • Tracking your child’s activities will be easy. No forms to fill out! Everything will be entered online by creating a fundraising page (see below).
  • We encourage you to be active with your child and show them how much fun it is. If it is an option, have your child do group activities with siblings or members of the family.
  • New this year: Move-a-Thon Bingo! Get a “Bingo” by completing the activities in a full row, column, or diagonal line. Request a bingo card and submit completed bingo cards to jessicahelenmurdock@gmail.com and they will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

What Does My Family Do During the Move a Thon?

  • Set goals. Make sure these goals work for your family. The idea is for your goals to be challenging, but not stressful. This will look different for each student. Can they run for 15 minutes? Have 200 active minutes in a day?
  • Create a fundraising page. Showcase your student’s efforts and seek donations from friends and family all over the country. This can be done easily by sharing your fundraising page on social media. Pledges can be made in “dollar per minute of activity” or as a lump sum donation. In addition to donating online, checks can be made payable to Westchester PTA and mailed to the school - Westchester Elementary PTA, 758 Scott Boulevard, Decatur GA, 30030.
  • Log minutes through the website each day by 9pm to be eligible for daily prizes. Any active minutes entered after 9pm will not count for that day, but will count towards the total for the week.

What are the Prizes?

Daily prizes:

- Class in each grade with the most minutes for each day: Teacher wears a cape for the day

- Individual student in each grade with the most active minutes for the day before: WE metal water bottle

Overall prizes:

- All participants: Certificate 

-Student in each class with the most overall minutes: $10 gift certificate to Butter and Cream and lunch w/ Ms. Manasso and Coach Henry

- Top class with overall minutes: Class doughnut party and extra PE move day 

- Top fundraiser: $25 gift certificate to Butter and Cream

Bingo winner: 

- Bingo card completion: Jump rope

- Random winner from drawing of students who completed bingo card: $10 gift certificate to Butter and Cream 

What the Move a Thon Supports:

  • Media Center and classroom materials
  • Teacher grants to fund Continuing Education, conferences, and more
  • “Equity Fund” to support teachers, students, and staff in times of need
  • Wylde Center - A Westchester Partnership
  • Ongoing Staff Appreciation events
  • Field trips for students

How To Guides:

How to Set Up A Fundraising Page:

1.) Go to the westchesterpta.org website

2.) Log in to the website

3.) Select "Move-a-Thon" from the top menu bar

4.) Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the blue "Start a New Campaign" button

5.) Complete the form


How to Record Your Time:

1.) On the bottom of the Move-A-Thon page, click on the blue "View my Move-A-Thon Page" button for your child.

2.) Click on the blue "Record your Time" button under your child's picture.

3.) Complete the form by 9pm daily for minutes moved that day to be eligible for daily prizes. Any minutes entered after the deadline will not be eligible for that daily prize, but will go towards the overall time for the Move-a-Thon.


Questions? Contact Jessica Murdock at Jessicahelenmurdock@gmail.com


Time Goal: 18,695 Minutes

We have moved for 15,139 minutes!

Fundraising Goal: $7,405

Total Funds raised: $2,665

Great Job Westchester Wolves!

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