Letter to Parents and Guardians

Dear Parents and Guardians:

This fall we will continue a very special activity that is now an annual tradition for students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends.

On Friday, September 29th St. Francis Prep will host its seventh annual Walk-a-thon fundraising event.  The proceeds of this event will benefit special projects and programs at the Prep, most notably the current Capital Improvement and Modernization Project.  As you know, we already constructed new Physical Education and Art Education Centers and totally overhauled the Science Classrooms and Laboratories.  Currently, the construction of new Music Education facilities is now well underway.

This annual Walk-a-thon fundraising event is very important as we plan for the Prep’s financial future and the need to insure that we are always providing our students with an outstanding education in the Franciscan tradition.  With this in mind, we want to bring to your attention the following important information about the Walk-a-thon on September 29th.

This will be a regular school day.  Students will come in for a required extended COR beginning at 8:30 AM, and then proceed outside for the event with their COR at the appropriate time with their teacher in charge.

Every student will then be required to return to the classroom with his/her COR at the conclusion of the Walk-a-thon.  Bottled water and snack items will be available.  Attendance will be taken again!  The special prize winners will be announced (see below), and everyone will then be dismissed at approximately 11:45 AM.

Every student is expected to participate.  Just like last year, each student is required to secure at least $100 in sponsorships from family members, friends, neighbors or local businesses.  Sponsorships can be as little as $10 each – and sponsors will receive a commemorative decal and will be recognized by their giving level.

Once again, there will be a competition among the students for the highest sponsorship total by a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior COR.

In addition, all students who secure $250 or more in sponsorships AND those who secure $500 or more in sponsorships by September 22nd will be entered into drawings (2) to win special prizes.

There will also be special prizes awarded to the Top Five overall fundraising students – with the overall Highest Fund Raiser receiving the Grand Prize!  All Walk-a-thon Sponsorship Forms must be returned by September 22nd to be eligible.

Please note: students/families who do not secure the required $100 in Walk-a-thon sponsorships must provide the difference to St. Francis Prep.  It will be added to the January tuition bill.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this information about this important event.  Enjoy the rest of the summer.  We look forward to a new and exciting 2017-18 school year!

Yours in St. Francis,



Brother Leonard Conway, O.S.F.


Patrick McLaughlin

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