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Dance-A-Thon

E4. Dance-A-Thon (DAT)

Dance-A-Thon is a school-wide event held after a minimum-day dismissal on Friday, February 9th. A rain date of Friday, February 16th has been scheduled. Students are asked to raise money based on a per song amount or a flat donation for participating.

The whole school is going to dance together from 1pm until approx. 2:15pm.

We are working hard to make sure DAT will be one of our biggest fundraisers, like Walk-A-thon always was. It’s going to be a festive, community-building day, but it takes a lot of volunteers to make it happen! Room parents play a big role in the coordination of each of their classes both ahead of the day and on the day of the event. It will be important for you to help coordinate volunteers to be at the school for the event.

Room parents play a big role in the coordination of each of their classes both ahead of the day and on the day of the event. It will be important for you to help coordinate volunteers to be at the school for the event both before during, and after the event.

  • You will receive a room parent packet from your teachers containing songtags/ pins for pinning tags on the student's back), completion certificates, participation certificates, your grade color assignment, a "day of" schedule and online donation information.
  • Each grade will be assigned a color to wear on the day of the event. Room parents should send out an email notification to your class to announce the color of your class team. Encourage everyone to wear the "team" color. This makes it easier for all volunteers to know who is in your grade and make the students feel more like a team.
  • Please encourage parents to create a donation profile online for their child through the Dance-A-Thon link on the Carpenter homepage.
  • Create a sign-up sheet so that you have at least 5-6 volunteers the day of the event. The more the merrier!
  • The day of the event, have your volunteers at the class before dismissal time to help the class get to their assigned grade area.  Encourage parents to come out and cheer.
  • If there are money envelopes to turn in from students on the day of the event, you can bring them to the first aid/information table and give to the person in charge of the DAT. When money comes in to the classrooms after the event you can bring the envelopes to the office if your teacher needs help coordinating.