School News ➤ Article 18499
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Posted Date: 05/03/2018

Our school will be conducting our 9th annual Fitness For Funds (F4F) on Friday, April 27th! This yearly event, our sole fundraiser, directly benefits your child(ren)’s educational experience at Meadowlark.

In the past, Fitness For Funds has been used to supplement the school’s shrinking operational budget by providing needed items, such as: 1) Educational materials 2) Technology 3) Playground equipment & seating 4) Books 5) Field Trips 6) Guest speakers and much more. Our focus continues to be bringing 21st century learning directly into Meadowlark classrooms! It is incredibly exciting to think about how these additional funds can enhance our new Meadowlark Elementary opening in the Winter of 2020.

Your participation is critical to the success of this program. Last year the Meadowlark community worked together to surpass our goal of $20,000 and instead raised $30,000!! This year, our goal is again to raise $20,000 which is also equal to approximately $65 per student of Meadowlark Elementary.

Each student will raise funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax-deductible donation. If you were at Meadowlark last year, please review your child’s label sheet of potential sponsors and add additional names if you prefer. If you are new to Meadowlark, please help your child fill out a label sheet. Remember-every little bit helps us to reach our goal! The label sheet will be in the information packet your child brings home. The labels are due by Wednesday, February 21st. Then, as we assist the students in mailing letters to their sponsors, you can also help by making your sponsors aware of the special letter that will arrive by mail in mid-March. All donations will be due approximately one month later, on Friday, April 20th. We understand that it can be difficult to ask for donations, even for a great cause. Perhaps communicating with you sponsors and reminding them that all donations, large and small, are greatly appreciated can help ease in this effort.

On April 27th, Meadowlark students will go to the Andover District Stadium for one hour to walk/jog around the track to music, participate in other fun physical activities and enjoy a light snack. It is an exciting even for everyone involved and a real celebration of the Meadowlark community!

Parent volunteers will be needed to accept important roles (before, during and after the race) in leading this special event. If you are available to help, please call the school office or email Wendy Gerlach (Meadowlark PTO) at

We look forward to another successful Fitness For Funds, and thank you in advance for your cooperation & support!

Dana Matheny


  • Packets Sent Home – Friday, February 9
  • Labels Sheets Due – Monday, February 26
  • Free Hour/Popcorn Party (5+ labels) – Friday, March 2
  • All Donations Due – Friday, April 20
  • RACE DAY at District Stadium – Friday, April 27