Fun, Family, Fitness, and FUNDRAISING!
Thank you to our St. Mary’s families for coming out to cheer for the kids at our Pokemon-themed Jogathon! It was hot, but the kids were in great spirits as they ran, jogged, and walked around the track wearing their special shirts, silly socks, fun sweatbands, and hair ribbons.

Thank you to Isabella, Benjamin, Marissa, and Emily for being our top fundraisers! Thank you to our parent volunteers, to Officer Lopez and Officer Gomez of the Oceanside Police Dept, and to the Camp Pendleton Marines from 7th Engineer Battalion!

And a big thank you to Jenn Roma, Ana Laura Escudero, and Monica Cervantes for helping to plan & organize this fun event!

We also could not have accomplished this without the support of our generous donors and sponsors who helped to make our Jogathon successful! THANK YOU Knights of Columbus, JC Custom Scapes, FroYo Love, Camp Pendleton Paintball Park, Invasion Laser Tag, Chick-fil-A, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Surf Ride, and Baskin Robbins.

St. Mary’s Jogathon is one of our school’s biggest fundraisers and your support is vital. This year we have chosen a Pokemon Go theme to help inspire our kids to stretch, lace up, and go the distance for our school and community!  Our goal is $75 per student with proceeds going towards our Sports Field renovation and landscaping.

Families, friends and neighbors pledge a flat rate (such as a $25 mom pledge, $50 grandparents, $10 neighbor) to support our students as they run, jog, walk, or skip laps around the school field exercising, listening to music, and having fun! This will be followed by a free lunch, treats, and prizes. Families are invited to cheer on the sidelines or run with the kids!

DONATIONS ARE FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE! St. Mary’s is a 501(c) non-profit organization. Tax Identification #27-3959788

Jogathon Agenda
Thursday, November 10, 2016
8:00 Set-up / Students in classroom
9:10 Opening remarks & Prize giveaway
9:45 Stretching & Warm-ups
10:00 Jogathon begins
11:00 Lunch *All participants will receive a FREE hot dog lunch after the Jogathon, courtesy of the Knights of Columbus! Lunch also includes chips, dessert, and a small water.
12:00 Dismissal (Starcare available until 6pm)

How do we raise money?
Before the Jogathon, each student obtains donations. We are asking students to get their families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to sponsor them with a flat amount (such as a $25 mom pledge, $50 grandparents, $10 neighbor). Last year’s Jogathon was successful in raising funds to renovate our Library and Music rooms — come take a look! This year’s funds will go towards our Sports Field renovation and landscaping.

Complete your pledge sheet and return to the Front Office by Monday, November 7th.

Top student fundraisers, top earning classrooms, and students with the most laps per grade will earn special prizes!

Send in your donations each week. All donations must be received by Monday, November 7th to be eligible for prizes. Please submit pledge sheet, cash and checks in a sealed envelope to your classroom teacher. Students will have a running total tallied each week to determine prizes.

$10 in pledges
Jogathon T-shirt
$25 in pledges
Jogathon t-shirt
St. Mary’s wristband
$50 in pledges
Jogathon t-shirt
St. Mary’s wristband
Free Dress Day
$75 in pledges – Goal!
Jogathon t-shirt
St. Mary’s wristband
Free Dress Day
St. Mary’s Sports Sack
$100 in pledges
Jogathon t-shirt
St. Mary’s wristband
Free Dress Day
St. Mary’s Sports Sack
Fro Yo Love frozen yogurt at Lunch
$150+ in pledges
Jogathon t-shirt
St. Mary’s wristband
Free Dress Day
St. Mary’s Sports Sack
Fro Yo Love frozen yogurt at Lunch
$10 Gift Card

Can I get involved?
ABSOLUTELY! There are many opportunities to help out before, during, and after this event. We will need parents to help mark the kids laps (2 adults per class), help set-up and/or break down, warm-up leaders, work the lunch station, or simply get out and run with the kids to keep their spirits up. Please click on this link or contact Monica at


How can I donate?
Cash, Check payable to St. Mary Star of the Sea School, or Credit Card online.

A. Business Sponsorships
Click this Business Letter link for a business sponsorship form, where you can receive a banner at school promoting your business, your logo with a link to your business on our Fundraising webpage and Facebook, and a thank you announcement with logo in our parish bulletin (1,200 family reach) and school newsletter.  Please consider making a tax-deductible donation!

B. Does your work match?
Make your donation count for more! Many employers will match all or a portion of what you contribute. Here is some information your employer might need:
St. Mary, Star of the Sea School
515 Wisconsin Avenue
Oceanside, California 92054
Attn: Jogathon Donations
Tax ID#: 27-3959788

We have a special Pokemon themed t-shirt this year. This is not a PE uniform shirt. Additional Youth ($10) and Adult ($12) t-shirts are available for purchase. Please contact if you’d like to place an order after 10/24/16.