It’s the final week, Birney Bees, and we are so proud of all the students who have worked as a team to reach our $30,000 goal. We only have $4,725 to go to help support our amazing Spanish, Art, and Garden programs, field trips, assemblies and so much more. Congrats to 22, 304, 214, B15, 28, and 30 for winning extra recess this week! GO BIRNEY BEES!

There’s no reason to wait, please make your donation now to help your child qualify to win some of our amazing prizes,including: Harbor tour passes, lots of gift cards, two NEW BIKES, family memberships to the Natural History Museum, Seal Tour trolley passes, Rockin Jump Trampoline Park passes, and more, including our grand prize, the Fuji Instax camera with case and fun pack! It is not too late to send emails to family and friends through Pledgestar  – the results are amazing!

All donations must be received by Monday, March 19th to count toward T-shirt and opportunity prize ticket totals. Be sure to submit your sponsorship form with your T-shirt sizes this week. Just $65 per student gets us to our goal and earns your child a limited-edition Run for the Green t-shirt. $100 in donations garners a second adult-sized T-shirt.

Bring your noisemakers and your enthusiasm and help us cheer on all our students on Friday, March 16th at 2:30PM! We need volunteers to keep our runners happy and hydrated; sign up here. There will also be a great after-party at Pop Pie you won’t want to miss directly after the run.

When we work together, we can move mountains, so surpassing our $4,725 left is within reach. YOU CAN DO IT TEAM GREEN!


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Run for the Green- Pledgestar FAQs


Frequently Asked Pledgestar Questions

  1. Why is Pledgestar an important part of our fundraiser? The Pledgestar system has been shown to increase jog-athon sponsorships by large percentages due to its ease of use. Many of our neighboring schools have used this system with great success, and we hope to too!
  2. Why do fundraisers that use Pledgestar raise so much more? On average up to 60% of email sponsorship requests actually become a donation. The user-friendly system makes it fun and easy to support our school.
  3. How can I make this system work for me? By registering your name linked to your teacher’s name at AND entering in 5 or more emails of friends and family, your fundraising effort will be a piece of cake. Testimonials from current students already show a drastic increase in their pledge dollars over previous years! (This also means more opportunity drawing tickets for you )
  4. Do the emails I send get shared with anyone else? PledgeStar does not use or disclose data collected on the website in any way beyond what is needed to email pledge requests, collect donations, send notifications and provide reports.
  5. Are payments secure? YES! Pledgestar’s website and payment systems all check out with high ratings from multiple agencies.  

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team at


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