Thursday, April 25, 2013

News from the Schools

Van Buren Elementary to Raffle All-Expense Paid Getaway to Destination Kohler

The students of Van Buren Elementary kicked off their spring fundraiser on April 15, 2013 with the city-wide sale of raffle tickets for three fantastic Wisconsin-based prizes. Proceeds from the fundraising event will enable the PTA to purchase technology-based learning systems for the classrooms. The PTA’s goal is to purchase six Smart Boards for K-5 classrooms.

Students will be selling the raffle tickets for $10.00 each through May 11, 2013 with the prize drawing to take place on May 18, 2013 at 11:15 a.m. at the school’s Walk-a-thon at Van Buren Elementary. Students will be selling tickets the mornings of April 27 and May 11, 2013 at Wal-Mart from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and at Sentry on Milwaukee Street from 9 – 11 a.m. on May 4, 2013.

Tickets will also be for sale the day of the event, winners need not be present.

The Grand Prize for the raffle is an all-expense paid getaway to Destination Kohler, the only Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond resort destination in the Midwest. Kohler is the perfect vacation destination for championship golf courses, fine dining, unique shopping experiences, and exquisite spa services. This prize is valued at $950.00 and includes two nights at the Inn on Woodlake, a $500.00 gift card to use at any of the Destination Kohler properties, and a $50.00 Kwik Trip gas card. Kohler is located two hours and fifteen minutes northeast of Janesville.

The first runner-up prize is a Wisconsin Dells package that includes four tickets to Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park and four tickets to Top Secret, a family adventure tour. The second runner-up prize is a $50.00 gift certificate to the Whitewater Young Auditorium.

For additional information, please contact: Melissa Wardy, Van Buren PTA, 1515 Lapham St., Janesville, WI 53546, call her at 608-201-3311 or by email at

Roosevelt Elementary hosting 2nd Annual “Rock’n with Roosevelt” Walk-A-Thon

Roosevelt Elementary will be hosting their 2nd Annual "Rock'n with Roosevelt" Walk-A-Thon, on Saturday, April 27, 2013.  Registration/check in begins at 8:30 am. at Monetary Stadium.

The students at Roosevelt have collected donations and are now walking to raise money for their school.  They are also collecting empty aluminum cans the day of the walk and all donations can be taken to Roosevelt's stop and drop area from 8:30 am - 9:15 am the day of the event.  All money raised will go back to the school to help support staff and students. 

There will be pizza for purchase and many items being raffled off.  Many items have been donated by local businesses, a few of the items included in the raffle will be, a signed Janesville Jets jersey, 1 month membership to The Janesville Athletic Club, Free Oil Change from Fagan Automotive, Bowling Party from Rivers Edge Bowl, gift certificates for hair cuts from Sara's Sell-On, gift certificate for next year’s tax preparation from Steponkus Tax Service (Edgerton), free lunch/dinner buffet at Macs Pizza Shack, a basket of items from Texas Road House, bike helmets from Mercy Health System as well as others.  So stop out show your support. 

Raffle tickets will be sold the day of the event from 8:30 am - 9:15 am and then again from 11:30 am - 11:55 am. 

The raffle will take place at approximately Noon, and you must be present to win!

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