Tiger Trot Q&A

All You Need to Know About the Green Meadow Tiger Trot

 

What is the Tiger Trot?

The Tiger Trot is Green Meadow’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Students will collect donations in the weeks ahead to support their participation in a family-fun event, hosted by the Green Meadow PTO, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Green Meadow. During the event, students will run, walk, skip, dance, or cheer on their classmates as each grade makes its way around the track. There will also be face painting, games, raffles, a Lucky Duck game, and a silent auction.

How do the donations work?

The Tiger Trot involves rolling donations: we are asking students to submit their donations as soon as they get them and to ask their donors to submit their donations BEFORE the actual Tiger Trot event. Here is how to spread to word with family, friends and contacts:

  • Share the unique webpage address that has been assigned to your child by email or through your social networks. The GM PTO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and donations received will be tax deductible.
  • Let your contacts know they have the option of donating
    • By credit card online through http://greenmeadow.myfunrun.com
    • OR by cash or check (made out to GMPTO).
      • Be sure the student’s ID is included with each donation, so we can keep their online page updated with their total amount collected.
      • Students can collect cash or checks and bring them into school in a clearly marked envelope to GMPTO Tiger Trot OR
      • Donors can mail their checks directly to the GM office at Green Meadow School, 5 Tiger Drive, Maynard, MA 01754 Attn: GMPTO Tiger Trot.

What will the money raised be used for?

The funds raised will go toward enrichment programs that enhance the educational experience of Green Meadow students. These include interactive visits from authors, historians, musicians and scientists as well as supplemental funds toward field trips. Each grade, from preschool through third grade, participates in these enrichment programs, which are made possible through the funds that are raised by the GM PTO each year.

How much does a donation have to be?

There is no minimum donation though we suggest collecting $50 per participant if possible. Our goal is to have every student participate in obtaining donations because every student benefits from the money that is raised! Each enrichment program sponsored by the PTO costs an average of $1,000. We provide two of these programs PER GRADE each year.

What should my child wear to the Tiger Trot fun run?

Students who will be running should wear athletic shoes. All participating students are asked to wear their grade level’s color shirt (see list below).

  • Pre K – ORANGE
  • Kindergarten – RED
  • 1st Grade – GREEN
  • 2nd Grade – BLUE
  • 3rd Grade – YELLOW

Does this fundraiser involve any fun incentives?

Besides participation in the Tiger Trot event on May 19 with their classmates and all the fun activities we have planned, all Green Meadow students who show up at the Tiger Trot will be entered into each grade’s prize giveaways. Each participant will also be entered into a drawing to win the Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire HD 8!

Early Bird Incentive – Earn an extra ticket!

Get your pledges in by Friday, May 11 and you will receive an additional ticket for the grand prize drawing if you collect at least $50 in pledges. So if you collect $50 in pledges, you will receive 2 tickets for the grand prize drawing (1 ticket for participating, and 1 for collecting $50 in pledges).

What do I need to do during the event?

Your job is to have fun! Cheer on your child and classmates, and try your luck at the many raffles and games that will be available that day. Siblings and other family members are welcome as well.

Will all students run at the same time?

The event runs from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. We encourage families to come for the whole time to share in family fun activities, raffles and games. Each grade will have a designated time to run.

How many laps will my child run?

Students do not need to run a set number of laps. Each grade will run for a specific amount of time (higher grades will run longer than the younger students).

What if it rains?

In the event of rain, the Tiger Trot will be moved to GREEN MEADOW in the gym and cafeteria. Please check our Facebook page, gmpto.org and your email on Friday, May 18, as we will be making the decision based on the forecast as of Friday, May 18.