* 100% participation. Ask your friends if they are walking this year!
* More sponsorships! Last year you and your friends raised over 1/3 of the PTA’s operating budget. WOW!
About the Otter Walk
The Montclair Otter Walk is the biggest, most fun and community-oriented fund raiser that the PTA coordinates for our school. This is the day that all the students, teachers, and parents look forward to walking, prizes, walking, visiting, food, entertainment, and walking! The funds we raise will support our PTA enrichment and community programs, including library, computer lab, art, vocal music, and much more. We also support teachers with a substantial annual fund for classroom supplies and host many special projects around the school. Click here for a Parent Guide to the Otter Walk.
Students learned this year’s theme at the assembly on September 9th. Students received the Otter Walk packet. If you did not receive a packet, pick up an extra one at the office.Please read this packet. It contains a schedule, information about collecting pledges, prize levels, and a permission slip.
This year’s one-kilometer lap will include the perimeter of the school and Montclair Park. To walk, each student needs a signed permission form. We also ask that each child find at least one sponsor.
Help your child contact relatives, friends, co-workers and neighbors for sponsorships. Sponsors can donate a flat amount or an amount per lap, and all sponsor donations are tax-deductible.
Students are eligible to receive prizes at the prize assembly in November. EVERY Montclair student who comes to the Otter Walk gets a t-shirt! It’s the most coveting clothing item of the year! In-class parties are given to all classes in which 100% of kids show up and walk! Special recognition is also given to classes that walk the farthest, the student who walks the farthest in each grade, the top fundraising student, and the student who collects the most sponsors in the school.
Parents can join in the fun by walking with their kids, shopping at The Otter Shop, volunteering, and signing up for activities hosted by teachers and parents on the Pay to Play Events. We will even be raffling off an iPad!!
When the kids take a break from walking, they can look for the Apron ‘Prize’ Person, have their faces painted and hair braided or sprayed, refresh with a fresh fruit smoothie from the bike smoothie or a treat from the Dad’s Club sugar shack. Delicious breakfast, lunch and snacks are available at our food concessions throughout the day.
Come hang out with friends and get to know others while helping your school. Don’t forget to wear comfy shoes, bring sunscreen and a water bottle for your child, and don’t forget the cash, check, and credit card. Join us for a great day walking, signing up for pay to play events, enjoying live entertainment, eating and connecting with your community at the Otter Walk. Thanks! Otter Walk Co-chairs