Move-a-thon raises over $8500 in donations!

We want to thank EVERYONE who gathered pledges/donated to our fall fundraiser this year! Together we raised $7285.00 online and $1,296.49 in cash/checks for a total of $8,581.49 in gross donations. We had $2,577.45 in expenses for net proceeds of $6,004.04! In addition to funding this year’s field trips, teaching materials, technology, fun family events and other needs, we will also make a $600 donation to hurricane-impacted Texas ISD’s as approved by our PTA membership at the September meeting.

MANY THANKS are in order!

Running our fundraiser is a big undertaking, and it wouldn’t be possible without the help of many people including volunteers, school staff and community sponsors. Please take a moment to appreciate our amazing team for their help in making the 2017 Move-a-thon fundraiser a success!

Move-a-thon Planning and Execution: Jeaneane McNulty (Benevolent Mastermind), Erin Caffey (Popsicles & Donations), Kim Pollard (Incentives distribution), Glenda Thomas (Event Spirit & Mascot: “Movin’ Maxine”), Gabriella Hinojosa and Dianna Gielstra (Car Rider Donation Day support), WBE PTA Board (Blythe Gander, Laura Gomez-Horton, Brad Caffey, Steve Wilson, Matt Bucher), Scott Fruehling (Web support)

WBE Staff: Belinda Cini (Leadership), Marco Pedraza (Photos and Promo), Annie Miller (Promo/Broadcasts), Amy Palermo (Broadcasts), Jody Farris (Logistics support), Amy Higgason and Jennifer Price (Receiving & support), Cafeteria Staff (Concessions/Event support), Custodial Staff (Assembly/Lunch on Stage support) and of course all classroom teachers for keeping the kids excited, promoting the fundraiser, managing incentives and participating on event day!

Event Day Staff: Kelly Coad (Set-up/Tear-down, All-Day Event Spirit), Kathy Sanjar (covering dance classes), Jaime Castillo (Sound), and a BIG shout-out to our new dance teacher Jme Washburn, who, in her first year at WBE inherited the job of teaching 409 kids a dance to perform within 4 weeks! That’s under 2 hours of class time – and they ROCKED it! Thank you so much Ms. Washburn!

Event Day Volunteers: Erica Huff, James Huff, Marcus Horton, Laura Gomez-Horton, Erika Jauregui, Kearson McNulty, Melva Santiago, Brad Witt, and a couple of folks who just showed up and pitched in! (Multiple Shifts): Hannah Barton, Erin Caffey, Dianna Gielstra, Valerie Milo, Art Salguero, Liliana Soto, Glenda Thomas, Steve Wilson. (ALL DAY): Alicia James

Community Sponsors: Urban Air Trampoline Park (Prize donations), Elite Metal and Fence (temporary fencing and set-up/tear-down support), GoodPop (Non-profit pricing on healthier popsicles), Wells Branch MUD (Tent/tables)

Ideas? Feedback? If you would like to be involved with the planning and execution of next year’s Move-a-thon (or any of our fundraising efforts) or if you just want to share your feedback, we would love to hear from you! Email us at:

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