Cherokee Fitness Challenge
Cherokee hosts an annual Fitness Challenge, and it’s our only student-run
fundraiser for the entire school year. Below is some helpful details about dates,
activities and program details so you can mark your calendars and support your
DATES TO KNOW:
January 17th, 2020
9am – 10:30am (Time subject to change slightly)
Fitness Challenge Kick-Off
School Assembly in the cafeteria! Feel free to join us with a DJ,
athletes and getting the kids excited for raising money for
Cherokee. (parents optional)
January 24th, 2020
5:30 – 8:30pm
Fitness Challenge Dance Party
Join us in the school cafeteria with a DJ dance party! This is an
incredibly fun event for kids of ALL ages.
(Parents Mandatory if you attend this event. It’s not a drop-off)
Pizza & drinks are for sale.
February 7th, 2020
8:45am – 3:15pm
Join us on the Cherokee fields for our fun day of fitness! The kids
come out to the fields with their entire grade and enjoy circulating
to different activities for 40 minutes. A schedule of class times is
circulated before the event, but we LOVE to have parents join us
all day as a volunteer or spectator! (parents optional)
February 12th, 2020
All Fundraising envelopes due to Cherokee teachers
You can turn in your envelope BEFORE this date, but to qualify for
prizes, you must submit your final envelope no later than this
February 14th, 2020
Winners Announced at Flag Raising Ceremony
Join us at the Cherokee Flag Raising Ceremony in front of school
for a short presentation to announce the grade-level & school-
wide winners of the Fitness Challenge. (parents optional)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the Fitness Challenge?
The Fitness Challenge is an event that ALL Cherokee students participate in during their
“specials” period on a school day. The students attend the Fitness Challenge on the Cherokee
sports fields and circulate (as teams) to various activities/stations. Parents are encouraged to
attend and volunteer. The goal is for all students to get fit and move for at least 30 minutes.
How does fundraising work?
Students will receive a sponsorship envelope and website link that helps show them how to ask
friends/family to “sponsor” them in the Fitness Challenge. The students are PLEDGING to be
active for 30 minutes in exchange for the sponsorships they receive. Sponsors can pay online
by credit card OR give the student a check or cash (which they put in their envelope). When the
envelope goes home, there will be instructions on how to use the website to collection
donations online as well.
What if I don’t want my student listed online?
No problem! We will send home a form allowing families to “opt out” of the online portion of
How can I volunteer?
We LOVE to see parents volunteer at the event. You can sign up here to help out on the day:
https://cherokeeapt.com/volunteer/major-fundraisers/ (just scroll down to the Fitness
Can I attend the Fitness Challenge?
YES! You can attend as a spectator for the entire day or during the time that your student(s)
When will my student be participating?
We publish a class schedule a week or two before the event – but USUALLY each grade
participates at the time during the day when they have their “Specials” period.
Have more questions???
No problem! Email your questions to the Cherokee Fundraising
Contacts: TheAlisonBetts@gmail.com or EVernellis@gmail.com.
(PS: we’re working parents too, so give us a day to respond)