Abernethy News

  • Tour de Ladd Move-a-thon Kickoff!

    Tour de Ladd Move-a-thon Kickoff!

    Dear Abernethy Community,

    The Abernethy PTA is excited to announce the 1st Virtual Tour de Ladd Move-a-thon.  The Abernethy community has been coming together for 12 years to bring you Tour de Ladd.  It has become a school legacy and is one of the few events that happens throughout the year that brings the entire school community together.  This includes teachers, parents, volunteers, sponsors, and most importantly the students!  Though we can not ride next to each other this year, let’s come together to cheer for our kids as they get outside and MOVE!

    All donations to Tour de Ladd are tax deductible. 100% of proceeds go to the Abernethy School PTA. These funds are used for extra instructional and library support, a literacy specialist, scholarships for aftercare and extracurricular activities for families in need, extra books and supplies in classrooms and so much more, both at Abernethy and at other schools around our district, via The Fund for PPS. Many of these PTA programs continue, even as we attend school remotely.  Your gift ensures that our students will continue to have the best possible experience.

    What to Know:

    • Participation is voluntary and you don’t have to donate to participate

    • The Tour de Ladd Move-a-thon will kick off on October 24th and run through October 31st.  This gives families the opportunity to participate when it best accommodates their schedules.  

    • Kids are encouraged to bike, hike, run, walk, skate, scoot, jump rope, dance, MOVE!  Participants can move in whichever way they want and will record their participation by minutes spent on the activity. 

    • We will suggest some special bike routes and hikes for those who are up to the challenge!  

    • All of the event details will be posted prior to October 24th.

    For our Tour de Ladd Move-a-thon this year, we're using an awesome web based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It's fun, it's easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don't!

    Remember, our Tour de Ladd is October 24th - 31st, 2020, so please register now to help our school raise as much as we can for the PTA at Abernethy Elementary. 

    Go to http://pledgestar.com/abernethy

    • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”

    • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”

    • Follow the instructions on-screen to register students

    When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.

    Let’s get MOVING!

    Many Thanks,
    Your Abernethy PTA

    *Contact Ericka Morgan with any questions!