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Carver Elementary School to Host Its First Jog-a-Thon Fundraiser

For the first time ever, Carver Elementary will host a Jog-a-thon to raise money for technology at the school.

The Carver Jog-a-Thon 2016 will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the school. Una Battaglia and Jacki Chuang will co-chair the event.

“We typically always do a Math-a-thon at Carver, but we thought it would be fun to do something different,” Battaglia said. “This is the first ever time doing it here at Carver so we’re real excited about it. We thought it would be fun to do it during the week of the election and Veterans Day. We did a patriotic theme.”

She said San Marino police officers and firefighters will kick off the event during the morning of Nov. 9 at 8:15 a.m. with all of the students gathered on the playground. Students will then participate in the Jog-a-thon during their regularly scheduled physical education times during the day. Students will walk, jog or run to upbeat music on a grass field. Prior to the Jog-a-thon, students will collect sponsorships from family and friends. Parents are asked to ensure that their children are dressed in red, white and blue for the Jog-a-thon.

“We need lots of parent helpers, so we’re hoping Carver parents come to cheer on their kids and also help mark them as they complete their laps,” Battaglia said.

Students will receive prizes for most laps completed and for the most donations. Grades with a 75 percent participation level will be treated to an “exclusive ‘athletic’ performance” by Carver Elementary Principal Michael Lin during PE class.

“I think the Jog-a-thon is a good idea for kids who want to run more,” student John Battaglia said. “It will be a big challenge.”

“It’s a good idea to raise money for our school,” student Jack Fuerst said.

The Jog-a-Thon will raise money specifically to update classroom technology, such as Chromebooks and iPads. The goal is that every student raises at least $100 to reach a goal of $60,000.

For more information, contact Battaglia at or Chuang at


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