The Dash of the Runaway Wizards: FAQ

How do I set up my child’s CauseVox fundraising page?

Instructions for setting up a CauseVox fundraising page can be found here.

When is The Dash of the Runaway Wizards?

“The Dash” will be held Thursday, October 20 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The schedule for each grade is as follows:

  • 9:10-9:40 am: K
  • 9:40-10:10 am: 1st Grade
  • 10:10-10:40 am: 5th Grade
  • 1:30-2:00 pm 3rd Grade
  • 2:00-2:30 pm: 4th Grade
  • 2:30-3:00 pm: 2nd Grade

What is “The Dash”?

It’s a Fun Run for the whole school and a fundraiser for the PTA. It is also a great community event for the students, teachers, and administrators — and, of course, parents and family members who are able to come out and cheer on the kids on a Friday.

My child lost his fundraising packet, do you have extra copies?

Why yes, we do! You can either download the forms here:

How will “The Dash” raise money for the PTA?

Our students will seek pledges from family, friends, and neighbors. The pledges are a flat amount (example $25 donation for participating). We’re hoping that this event will prove to be very successful. The costs are low and if participation is high it could eliminate the need for other PTA fundraisers, like wrapping paper and cookie dough.

Will all kids participate?

Yes. This is a school-wide event and every student who is able to roll, walk or run in the Woodlin Fun Run is encouraged to participate. The kids will wear numbered race bibs, event t-shirts, and enjoy some healthy snacks. We know there may be some children whose families and friends are not able to pledge money for “The Dash”, and that’s OK — everyone participates in the way they are able.

How much will the kids have to run?

The event will take place on the field behind the portables at WES. The kids will run for about 20 minutes; they’ll run or walk as many laps as they are able during this time!

What will the money be used for?

The funds we raise go toward core PTA programs, such as academic support for our teachers (through reimbursement for their supplies, mini-grants for their instruction and other projects); after school clubs; special educational events at school; and community events (like or spring and winter fairs and the school dance).

How can parents and family members help with “The Dash”?

Parents can pledge their support and ask their relatives and neighbors to do the same; they can come out to school and cheer on our runners; and they can come to school and help us make “The Dash” a success.

If you want to volunteer for the Dash, you can sign up on Sign Up Genius.