Pride-A-Thon - Fireside's Fall Fundraising Campaign

What is the Pride-A-Thon?


The Pride-A-Thon is Fireside's major fall fundraiser. It is a raise it (by asking others) or write it (a check) campaign. This year our goal is $40,000 - this is a third less than in past years. The suggested donation amount per student is $100.


When is the Pride-A-Thon?


NOVEMBER - All month!  Students are encouraged to complete items that show their P(oliteness), R(esponsibility), I(ntegrity), D(etermination) and E(xcellence) throughout the month. Students are invited to collect pledges from friends, family members, and neighbors as a way to raise money for Fireside. 

What is the money used for?

All money raised directly supports learning and funds Fireside's instructional paraeducator hours, TAG, classroom materials, field trips, school garden, newspaper, science fair and much more! Your support is strongly appreciated and important! Please help fundraise or write a check to support our school. Thank you for supporting Fireside!


How do I give?

  • For cash or check donations, use the envelope sent home. Please return this to your student’s teacher by September 20th

  • For online donations, donate via this link. We use PayPal, a well-known and reputable site for online giving. This secure site is available for anyone wishing to put their donation o a credit card or use their personal PayPal account. This is also a good option for those looking to spread out their total donation over 10 months.

What is the Pride-A-Thon Community Celebration?


On Friday, December 4th 6pm the PTO and school staff will host the Pride-A-Thon Virtual Community Celebration.


At this fun, free event, the PTO will reveal the results of the Jog-A-Thon fundraising campaign. It will be a way for families to come together at the beginning of the year to socialize and re-connect. At the celebration, food items from Marcos Pizza, the BVSD Food truck and Sweet Cow will be available for purchase. Activities will include:


  • Field Day games hosted by Mrs. Johnson

  • Music provided Mr. Haley

  • Announcing Jog-A-Thon prizes and raffle winners

  • Additional fun surprises to be determined!

Make checks payable to Fireside Elementary PTO.