• 1st Annual PTO Walk-a-Thon Bulldog

    The Independence Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is sponsoring a walk-a-thon fundraiser on Friday, October 4th. Students will collect pledges/donations from family and friends and then walk a designated course during their Specials Time. All money raised will go to the Independence PTO to help fund programs and supplies within our school. This will be our main fundraiser for the year and replaces the Cherrydale fundraiser we have done in the past. In case of inclement weather, the walk-a-thon date will be Friday, October 11th.

    Visit the fundraiser website here.

    Fundraising Goal

    Our goal for the fundraiser is $20,000. In order to meet our goal, each student is responsible for raising $40. Each student that raises $40 will receive a pass to Skate City! Students raising $100 or more will receive the RedCarpet Experience at our October 25th movie night. The Red-Carpet Experience includes reserved seating, one free snack and one water from the concessions stand.

    Grand Prizes

    • The top 2 students in each grade will receive an Independence Bulldog Hoodie Sweatshirt!
    • The class that raises the most funds in each grade level will earn a Dippin’ Dots party!
    • Any class with 100% participation ($40 minimum per student) will earn a Pizza Party with Mr. Shea!

    How to Collect Donations

    Donations can be cash or check (checks payable to Independence PTO) and should be returned in the attached envelope the student’s classroom teacher by October 3rd. We are partnering with 99Pledges to collect online donations. Emails will be sent with a personalized link that can be shared with family and friends to make donations easy.

    Parents, we can use your help!
    Parents please sign up and help make the 1st Annual Independence Walk-A-Thon a success!! We need volunteers to monitor and cheer on the walkers, setup/cleanup, and help hand out water and snacks throughout the day. Watch for a volunteer sign up link from your child’s teacher. 


    If you have any questions, please contact the Independence PTO at independenceptowestfargo@gmail.com

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