Your child will bring home 100 questions and answers to begin studying and learning over the next 6 weeks. This is a pledge type fundraiser. Each student is given questions and answers appropriate for their grade level. They will have 6 weeks to study their Knowledge Olympics questions and answers. The children are then asked to collect pledges from family and friends based upon how many correct answers they will achieve on Olympics day, Wednesday, February 27th, 2019. The children will begin collecting their pledge money after Olympics day and bring it to school by Friday, March 8th, 2019. If you would rather not have your child collect pledges, interested families are welcome to donate a flat pledge of any amount.
How can you help? After your child receives the questions, please take time to help your child learn the provided questions. Take the questions on car trips, throw out a few questions at dinner or bedtime, and be creative. Let your child try to stump you… this is a great way to help them remember those extra hard questions. Let the Olympic “training” be fun and rewarding for you and your child. This is a three-fold friendraiser by getting all involved in your child’s education (child, parent, and teacher). Any help you can give them at home will help them achieve greater success and build their self-esteem.
If we all put forth a little effort, this could be an exciting and fun way for our children to learn and an easy way to support the Trailblazer Parent Group budget. This budget supports all of the wonderful student/family events held throughout the year, such as: the school carnival, dances, movie nights, assemblies, as well as school wide technology updates. Last year we were able to raise over $20,000.00 for our school. Over the years, we have been able to purchase new technology for our classrooms including Chromebook laptops and Smartboards, as well as new audio equipment and speaker system for the gym, a new kiln for the art room, leveled books for the library and upgrades for the music room, including ukuleles that all the children are learning how to play. Last year we completely renovated the gym’s audio/visual. Everyone in the school benefits!
The following is a timeline of events for the Altmayer Knowledge Olympics. These are important dates for you to remember, so please mark your calendar.
Fri, January 18, 2019 Olympics Kickoff! (Pledge sheets and questions go home. Studying begins.)
Fri, February 15, 2019 Pledge sheets are due and returned to school.
Wed, February 27, 2019 Olympics Day!
Fri, March 8, 2019 Pledge Money Due Date