Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Five Weeks to the Finish Line
Kick-off Rally in the gym on September 2
Fun Run on September 30
Final deadline: October 7
Win prizes for running and for fundraising.
Get out your running shoes and open your wallet and help our school come out ahead!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lion’s Leap?
Lion’s Leap is a runathon/walkathon. Families are asked to consider making a significant donation and/or to solicit pledges from friends, neighbors and family members to support their running or walking and help the school. On the day of the event, kindergarten through 6th grade students run laps around the campus and junior high students participate in an obstacle course. Even preschoolers get into the act, running a shorter course around the playground. The event will kick-off at the Lion’s Leap Pep Rally at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept.2. Parents are invited to join us for the pep rally in the gym and on Lion’s Leap Day as volunteers.
What is the minimum family donation?
The required minimum contribution is $200 per family with 2 or more children in grades K-8, $100 per family with a single child in grades K-8, and $50 per preschool family. Families are encouraged to meet this commitment by soliciting support from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Each student also will be asked to make a personal contribution as a way of understanding the need to be a good steward of the school.
Do we have to ask family and friends for donations?
While families are encouraged to solicit outside support, this is NOT required. To make a FAMILY contribution, you may submit a single check or donate on line by clicking here. Please make your most generous donation possible today!
How are the students rewarded?
Prizes are awarded for lap running as well as fundraising. Prizes include out-of-uniform days, principal for a day, and special lunches. Classroom prizes are awarded as well as personal prizes.
Why is participation in this fundraiser a requirement?
Proceeds from Lion’s Leap are established as a line item in the school budget and are critical to meeting school expenses each year. These funds support important educational expenses from technology to new textbooks, offering ongoing teacher education, and underwriting special programs like the Collins Writing Program. Our goal this year is $125,000, about 20% more than last year. Each family’s participation is important to reach this goal.
How can we promote Lion’s Leap to others in our family or community?
On the day of the Pep Rally, Sept. 2, each student will receive a donation envelope with details about prizes for their efforts to support the school. The envelope has a place to record donations. Donations for Lion’s Leap can also be made on-line by clicking Donate Now. You also seek pledges by copying this link and pasting it into an email to family and friends allowing them to donate on-line. For a sample email click here.
Why are students expected to make a personal donation to Lion’s Leap?
Lion’s Leap is the student fundraiser, a way for the children to contribute to their school while having fun with their classmates. Student contributions are collected in jars in their classrooms, and classrooms compete to see who can fill the most jars. Having your child donate his or her personal funds from a piggy bank or allowance is a wonderful lesson in stewardship.
Who runs Lion’s Leap?
Volunteers, with the assistance of the principal and development office staff, run Lion’s Leap. All parents are invited to participate and enjoy this fun day by volunteering during the race.
Many volunteers are needed to ensure the safety of our children during Lion’s Leap. If you can help, please fill out the form below, or contact:
- Lion’s Leap Chair Amy Crilly
- Volunteer Chair Laura Zawacki
- Beth Linnen, Director of Development
YES! I am available on Friday, September 30th to help count laps, monitor children, show my support and cheer the children on! We will contact you to discuss times based on when your children are running. Please specify if you have a preference. If you sign up to volunteer, please come to the table in front of the Corrigan Building - jobs will be assigned as you arrive. Thank you for your time!