PTA funds directly support our school with field trips, classroom grants, & teacher appreciation.  In the past 2 years, Willow Springs PTA donations paid for all field trips, supported the purchase of playground sun shades, bought additional materials for art classes, instruments for music classes, games for PE classes, as well as gave meaningful gifts and support for teachers and staff in the school. 

Involvement in PTA can look as big or as small as YOU need for your situation.  Our goal is to have a PTA member from every Willow Springs household. This will help us as a community stay connected and help our school grow stronger!

How does PTA Raise Funds?

What is a Jog-a-Thon?

The Willow Springs Jog-a-Thon is our annual fundraiser and it's a day of fun for the whole family! On the day of the Jog-a-Thon, there is excitement in the whole school! Parents, siblings, and spectators are invited to spend the day outside with us. The school day starts as normal, and once it's time to begin the Jog-a-Thon, students come out to the playground grade-by-grade. They'll take class pictures and participate in a fun run on a track around the field. Students are challenged to run as many laps as their grade (5 laps for 5th graders, 4 laps for 4th graders, etc.) as their teachers and loved ones cheer them on!

How does the
Jog-a-Thon raise money?

Students are invited to find sponsors that will donate to their run. Donations are collected as a lump sum and collected online through our fuss-free fundraising site. To reach our fundraising goal, we are asking a $35 donation per child, but any amount really helps. Please consider a minimum of $10 donation to help cover the cost of the school t-shirts that will provided to every student. 

After the students finish their run, they remain outside enjoying concessions, playground time, and soaking their teachers in dunk tanks!  Proceeds from dunk tank sales and concessions add to the fundraising goals for the Jog-a-Thon. Cash and card are accepted on the day of the Jog-a-Thon for these purchases

Check out these Highlights from the 2022 Jog-a-Thon

Additional programs funded and organized by PTA 

  • Field Trips
  • School T-Shirts provided for all Staff, Teachers and Students
  • Classroom Grants
  • Classroom Educational Subscriptions
  • Teacher Meals
  • Teacher & Staff Birthday Gifts
  • Watch D.O.G.S.
  • Room Parent Support
  • Back to School Night 
  • Jog-a-Thon 
  • Chess Friday Mornings 
  • Reflections Art Contest
  • Red Ribbon Week 
  • Diversity Week 
  • Kindness Month 
  • Reading Month
  • Teacher Appreciation Week 
  • Book Fairs
  • Monthly Willow Springs Newsletters
  • Social Media Announcements & Updates
  • Hearing & Vision Screenings and Picture Day Support
  • Classroom Emergency Kits
  • Spirit Nights
  • And much more

Tax Information We are an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is 100% tax deductible (Tax ID: 12510060-002-STC). You will be sent an email receipt automatically after your transaction is completed.

Donation Matching If your company does donation matching, please send them your receipt and this website URL to enhance your donation to Willow Springs programs.

The school does 2 fundraisers each year

Please be a part of both fundraisers if you can. The funds collected by both go to support academic success and overall well-being at Willow Springs Elementary.