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, preschool through 8th grade students run/walk a maximum of 35 laps or 30-40 minutes .
The event kicks off at the Lion’s Leap Pep Rally on Monday, September 10th and will be reinforced everyday in the classroom with teachers and volunteers through September 20th. Boosterthon will provide daily prizes for registering online & getting pledges. Teachers will be offering nightly challenges to students to help encourage them to solicit donations!
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. Each family’s participation is important to reach our goal.
What is the minimum family donation?
The required minimum contribution is
- $250 per family with 2 or more children in grades K-8
- $150 per family with one child in grades K-8
- $100 per preschool student.
Families are encouraged to meet this commitment by soliciting support from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
How can we promote Lion’s Leap to others in our family or community?
On Pep Rally day, each student will receive a package with details about Lion's Leap. Parents must register students online. Once the student's account is set up, directions for soliciting pledges online via social media will be provided, including a video featuring your student!
Friends and family log on directly to Boosterthon and sponsor students. NEW this year-pledges can be made per lap OR lump sum.
Do we have to ask family and friends for donations?
While families are encouraged to solicit outside support, this is NOT required. Please make your most generous donation possible today!
What’s NEW for Lion’s Leap?
Who: We have retained Boosterthon for our celebratory 30th anniversary Lion’s Leap!
What does this mean? Boosterthon will provide the volunteers to run the pep rally and Lion’s Leap Day to excite our students. They will train our teachers and volunteers to pump up the kids with the daily theme and provide prizes. Every student will receive a t-shirt to wear on Lion’s Leap Day with a lap chart on the back. As they run, teachers will mark off the laps they run. Students can now receive either lump sum or per lap pledges.
When: Race courses will run in the morning on September 20th.
Where: A red and blue course will be set up on the parish parking lot. All students in Preschool through 8th grade will run a maximum of 35 laps or 30-40 minutes around their course with Boosterthon staff & a DJ!
Why: Boosterthon schools on average raise more money. They motivate classrooms to compete with each other using team names and flags. The program theme is Mind Spark Mystery Lab – encouraging kids to solve mysteries with STEAM skills. Students will use charcater traits that help strengthen themselves and the world: zest, teamwork, integrity, citizenship & growth mindset. The overall program helps encourage student participation in Lion’s Leap and therefore, collect more pledges!
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 development office staff, run Lion’s Leap. All parents are invited to come and enjoy this fun day.
Schedule & Volunteer Info
This year, we only need a few parents to fill water cups & hand out to kids as they run.
If you would like to distribute water, please contact either:
- Lion’s Leap Chair, Stacy Senechalle,
- Kelly Richard, Development
Thank you to the Wellness Committee as they will again serve fruit infused water & bananas to students afterwards.
PLEASE join us! Just show up when your children are scheduled to run & cheer them on! Find the red & blue courses on the Parish parking lot on Columbian Avenue.
Schedule for Race Day, Thursday, September 20 or Friday, September 28:
Preschool - 2nd grade: 8:45 am
3rd - 5th grade: 10:00 am
6th - 8th grade: 11:00 am
Students will run a maximum of 35 laps, between 30 - 40 minutes. Teachers will hand out t-shirts to ALL students in preschool - 8th grade on the morning of Lion's Leap. As students run around the track, teachers will mark off laps on the chart on the back of the t-shirts.