Tuesday, March 17, 2015

RFES is Stepping Ahead to NEW HEIGHTS!

We will be holding our annual fundraiser “Stepping Ahead” again on May 31st 2015. This year, funds will be designated for physical education and technology, specifically a new rock climbing wall and gymnastics equipment.  We will also be purchasing a fully-integrated sound system.

Here’s how it works:
Students who have been given permission will solicit donations sponsoring their “stepping ahead” around the track at a walk-a-thon, this year to be held at Loyola Blakefield High School. Students are encouraged to collect their donations from family, friends and neighbors but not “door-to-door” to homes of people they do not know. Many parents take their envelopes to work.
There are a number of incentives to encourage students’ fundraising efforts. There is a silent auction with a wonderful selection of items up for bid. Teachers offer lunches, trips to the ice cream parlor, and other exciting experiences during the auction. Each grade collects money and items for theme baskets. Some families build their own prize packages (sometimes with another family.) Parents who own businesses offer services and products. Celebrities contribute memorabilia and other items. Up for bid are packages for tickets to all kinds of activities. It’s fun to see all the things available for the auction. The silent auction will run most of the afternoon. There will be a food/drinks and a DJ providing music to keep “steppers” movin’ and groovin’.
This fundraiser is a throwback to the community fairs that small towns enjoyed in years past. It is heartwarming to see the entire school community working to support something that benefits all the children. Students talk about it for long after the actual “Stepping” day. They are proud to share how many times they were able to go around the track. Parents have an opportunity to chat, bring a picnic lunch, walk with their students or push strollers.
This year this great event will be held at:

Loyoyla Blakefield
500 Chestnut Avenue
Towson, MD 21204

The registration is from 12:00 - 2:00
Walkathon and Silent Auction 1:00 - 4:00
Keep an eye on this page, or our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/rodgersforgepta for updates!