Skinner North


& Fitness Challenge

November 6, 2019

Fundraising Goal:


Overall School Goals

  • 80% Participation/Sign up

  • $35,000 Goal

  • 10 States and/or countries represented in pledges

If our Skinner North Community meets or exceeds all three of these goals, your principals will be DUCT TAPED to the Wall at School!

Classroom Contest

The classroom that hits the highest count on any of the above school goals gets to choose from 3 incentives. Check out classroom progress!

  • Pajama Day

  • Movie at School

  • Extra Recess

Note: A classroom can only win once.  

Friday, Sept 27

Walk-A-Thon website is live; hard copies of pledge forms also available. We encourage students to sign up and create a profile.

Sunday, Oct 6

Deadline for T-shirt shout-out.

Wed, Nov 6


9:20-9:50: 4th Grade

9:55-10:25: 2nd Grade

10:25-10:55: 3rd Grade

11:30-12:05: 7/8 Grades

12:10-12:40: 5th Grade

12:40-1:10: 6th Grade

1:25-1:55: Kindergarten

1:55-2:25: 1st Grade

Tuesday, Nov 12

Turn in all pledges to qualify class room winners, the overall school tally and for premium prize, if eligible.

Why We Do It

Community, Fun and Wellness 

Students strive for their personal best as they walk, run and have fun with a fitness challenge, cheered on by our teachers, volunteers and family members. Every student who signs up will receive a SN themed prize and all students receive a Walk-A-Thon t-shirt. Rain or shine, the Walk-A-Thon & Fitness Challenge takes place on the Stanton Park fields and grounds immediately behind and to the west of Skinner North. All donations are greatly appreciated, but student participation is most important!


The Walk-A-Thon & Fitness Challenge is the first of three fundraisers that help fund school expenses not covered by the CPS budget; these fundraisers provide services, programs and capital improvements that enrich our students’ school experience (the other two fundraisers are Bridge the Gap and Starry Night). 

How Can Families Participate?

Cheer Your Child On!

On Walk-A-Thon day, each class walks during a specified period (see below). Parents, grandparents, and friends are encouraged to come and cheer their walkers. For parents with extra time on November 6, we need volunteers to set up before the event, clean up, hand out water, keep students safe and, of course, cheer! If you would like to volunteer, please click the button below.

  • 1:25-1:55: Kindergarten

  • 1:55-2:25: 1st Grade

  • 9:55-10:25: 2nd Grade

  • 10:25-10:55: 3rd Grade

  • 9:20-9:50: 4th Grade

  • 12:10-12:40: 5th Grade

  • 12:40-1:10: 6th Grade

  • 11:30-12:05: 7th & 8th Grades

Student Pledges

Students can make their very own Pledge Pages! Students can ask family and friends to sponsor their efforts by pledging. Alternately, you can download a Paper Pledge Form.

T-Shirt Shout Out!

The T-Shirt Shout Out allows families to have their names and short messages in support of their walker(s) or classroom listed on the t-shirt. The deadline has passed. 

Make a Pledge

Students can ask family and friends to sponsor their efforts by pledging a flat donation amount (e.g. $20 total). Click the button below to make an online pledge.

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Payment Methods

First, please log the donation or pledge on Dojiggy. Then choose your payment method.

  1. Pay Via Credit Card on

  2. Pay via Zelle - Use Please write “WAT”, your email address, and student's name in the memo section.

  3. Pay via check - Write check to Friends of Skinner North. Put the check(s) in an envelop with WAT, your student's name, and your email address. Put the envelope on the fundraising crate in the office.

  4. Pay with cash - Put the cash in an envelope with WAT, your student's name and your email address. Put the envelope on the fundraising crate in the office.

  5. If you are using an offline pledge form, please follow the same directions while placing the pledge form and any cash/checks together in the envelope deposited in the fundraising crate.

Giveaways and Prizes

All students receive a free t-shirt (t-shirts are distributed on the day of the Walk-A-Thon)

Any Student who signs up receives a SN themed stress ball

All pledges of $250 or more per family receive a SN Themed Picnic Blanket

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