Ardmore Elementary School PTSA
7th Annual Ardmore Olympics
Saturday, September 30th from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Ardmore playground

Come, gather around and join the My Gym staff for warm-ups at 12:45 p.m. We start the Opening Parade at 1:00 p.m.


        Come support our students!

What is the Ardmore Olympics event?
The Ardmore Olympics is the main Ardmore PTSA fundraiser of the 2017-2018 school  year.  This event funds all PTSA events and programs for the remainder of the year.  It is a great way to kick off the new school year while celebrating the diversity that makes up our school.  Students gather sponsor donations upfront and then compete in student-style Olympic events on Saturday, September 30th.  Ardmore students compete in the events, but families are encouraged to come and cheer them on.

How do the Olympics work?        
Every Ardmore student is invited to participate! Registration opens at 12:45 p.m.  All students will walk with their class in the Opening Ceremony at 1:00pm and then compete in events of their choice.  We will wrap up with a water balloon throw around 4:00pm.

There are solo events, partner events, and team events.  Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in many of the Field events.   

 
How much money will we raise?
Our goal is at least $20,000!  The Bellevue School District does not cover everything that families value.  Ardmore PTSA pays for a variety of things with our fundraising efforts.  Last year we were able to fund field trips for every grade.  We hosted our popular Multicultural Night, a Science Fair, the Toymaker, and Field Day.  We provided funds to every classroom teacher and most specialists for student enrichment.  We paid for the Eagle folders and directories.  We helped with intervention materials for students in crisis. 

ALL of these things are important to our students and families.  Please do what you can to help.

How do students collect funds?
Families may donate directly. Students may also ask family, friends, and neighbors to sponsor them in the Ardmore Olympics.  Funds will be collected up front.  Pledges can be made by cash, checks (payable to Ardmore PTSA), or online at the Ardmore PTSA PayPal account via the button below.

If donors choose the online option, be sure to have them list the student’s name in the “notes to seller” field so that we can be sure to credit your student. 
 
Students:  Please go door-to door only with an adult. You can be creative when asking for sponsors.  Some students have asked out of town family to sponsor them via the online option.  Some students have asked their parent(s)' co-workers to sponsor them.  One student made cookies and sold them at his mom’s employer to earn funds.  Another family held a lemonade stand.  Hard work pays off.  Support the school that supports you.
 
What about corporate matching?
If your sponsors have an employer that offers corporate matching, please have them double their donation!  Corporate matches are not counted towards prize eligibility but they do make a huge impact.  Encourage your donors to request their matching funds right away before they forget about it.  Our non-profit organization is Ardmore Elementary PTSA 2.3.5.  Every dollar counts towards enriching activities and items for all Ardmore students.
 
How do students turn in pledges?
Students are encouraged to turn in pledges during the week of Sept. 25th.  Pledge forms and donations should be sealed in this packet and turned in at the office by Friday, September 29th. Or, you can bring them in on Olympics Day and turn them in at the specified table. Please complete the label with your student’s name and teacher name.  Extra forms will be available in the office. 
 

QUESTIONS: Contact Priya Srinavasa at ardmoreolympics@gmail.com