Run for the Owls 2017

The 2017 Vernon RUN FOR THE OWLS is Thursday, October 5th

Help us reach our goal of $45,000 in this important fundraiser! Donate today — thank you for your support! GO OWLS!!!


Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! Mark your calendar to join us and cheer on the kids at this special event!

owlinshoesDonation forms will go home in backpacks prior to the event. Donors can pay by check or donate online. Please make checks payable to “Vernon School PTA” or pay your pledge online now:

Donate Online

Please make sure to include a completed pledge form with your student’s and their teacher’s names along with your payments. For donations that were completed online, please check the “paid online” box next to that donation listed on your student’s pledge form.

All payments are due by Wednesday, October 25th – thank you!

Download PDFs of the “Run for the Owls” Documents:

Run For The Owls Detailed Explanation
Pledge Form & Receipt
Sample Family Solicitation Email/Letter
Volunteer Information

The deadline for donations is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25!


6th, 7th & 8th 9:00 – 9:45
4th & 5th 10:40 – 11:25
K & 1st 12:15 – 1:00
2nd & 3rd 1:20 – 2:05


The Run for the Owls Award Ceremony will be Thursday, November 2nd. We will send home the time and place for the awards ceremony in a few weeks.

  • “Most Laps Run” Ribbons (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place – M/F): Kindergarten through 5th Grade, 6th-8th
  • “Most Funds Raised” Trophies (1st, 2nd, 3rd Place): Individual (K-8)
  • “Most Funds Raised” Trophy (“Vernon Cup”) and Party: Class
  • “Most Laps Run” Overall Trophy (M/F): Individual (K-8)

What is Run for the Owls?

It’s a fundraiser put on by the Vernon School PTA. Students ask friends, family and neighbors to sponsor them for running laps. Grown-up family members and teachers are also encouraged to participate in the run this year. Remember to only ask for pledges from people you already know! All money earned will be used by Vernon School PTA to provide enrichment equipment supplies, programs and activities for all students

How does Run for the Owls work?

On the day of the run, ALL students will be given a free Run for the Owls t-shirt designed by one of our Vernon students. Students and participating family members and teachers will complete the run during school hours. Classes will be given 30 minutes to run as many laps as they can around a ¼ mile track. Afterwards, students collect the money pledged by their sponsors and return it to Vernon by Wednesday, October 25th.


1st Place Winner -Ruby Fenger – 5th Grade

Thanks to all the students who contributed drawings.

You are all winners to us!

 Thanks for supporting our school! GO OWLS!!!