Move-a-thon 2020

Cali PTA invites you to join us in supporting our 13th annual Move-a-thon. The theme is "Create. Imagine. Dream".


The FREE event happens in September. Our event for 2020 will be on Saturday, September 26, 2020 all online! Normally, over 1,500 Cali students and their family members participate in an afternoon of fitness activities: soccer, Zumba, basketball, volleyball, yoga, Taekwondo, and much more. It’s a great way to bring our Cali community together to have fun and to promote healthy lifestyle choices. All Cali students who attend receive a free uniform approved t-shirt at the event. The fundraising kicks off with a rally for the students. Students gather pledges from family and friends and can win prizes for their participation. 

Important 2020 Dates:
Sept 14-Sept 25: Leading up to the event we will email daily motivational videos from Boosterthon. These are videos of real kids that are showing courage and strength.
Sept 14-Oct 9: Students get pledges through FunRun.com
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2pm-5pm: Free Move-a-thon t-shirts will be handed out to all participants drive-up style!
Friday, Oct. 2, 4-6pm: Turn in donations by this date to be eligible for prizes. You may bring donations at this time for a 2nd chance to get a Move-a-thon t-shirt.
Thursday, Oct. 9: All pledge money is due. You may bring donations by the Attendance window at Cali between 8am-3pm. Remember to have any checks payable to Cali PTA.

All students who participate in the Move-a-thon receive a free t-shirt! Students who cannot attend the Move-a-thon due to another athletic commitment can receive credit for the minutes spent on that sport and gather pledges if they provide a signed note from their coach. They can also receive a free Move-a-thon shirt by bringing the note to the volunteer room (#43) before school the week after the Move-a-thon. NOTE for 2020: You may get a shirt by showing us what exercise you have done or by making a donation of any amount. Just come by Cali between 2-5pm on September 26th, or 4-6pm on October 2nd.


Normally takes 150-200 volunteers and organizers to run this event. This year we don't need so many the day of the event, but we could use some help getting fun local prizes, writing thank you notes, and more. Please inquire by emailing moveathon@calipta.org.


This is Cali PTA’s major fundraiser that supports our school with field trips, assemblies, programs, library books, science supplies, sports equipment, Club Academia, lunchtime recess activities, teacher grants, and other general campus support. After we fund all of those programs and school needs ($30,000), we would like to work on getting Swivl cameras to our teachers so they can move around when they teach!

Swivl Basics from Swivl on Vimeo.

In the past big purchases have included: Upgrades to Cali library, books for classroom libraries, improvements to the lunch area, repairs to the play structure in the kinder yard, new technology in the classrooms including laptops, document cameras and LCD projectors, upgrade to the PA system in the gym, electronic marquee in the front of the school, play structure on the main playground, and buddy benches.


Cali PTA will use the first $30,000 for existing programs and school support. Extra funds raised will go toward Swivl cameras for our teachers.


PTA is asking each family to pledge at least $125. If you can donate more, please consider this as a great way to make a difference not just for your student, but for every student at Cali. Donations are tax deductible.

The 2019 Move-a-thon brought in over $56,000. It didn’t come from just a few big checks but from many smaller donations as well. 100% return of the pledge envelopes with some sort of donation big or small will help reach our goal and make great things happen for our Cali students.


2019: We currently have teachers with aging, minimal or no classroom libraries. We were able to give $25,000 towards classroom libraries.

2018: Funds will help us continue to support and expand the enrichment classes at Cali and also work to provide a positive environment for our students on campus. Some ideas include a buddy bench, motivational murals, and / or additional playground supervision during recess.

2017: PTA chose goals that supported the theme of Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds. For healthy bodies: We were able to put in a new slide in the Kinder yard that had been boarded up and repaired the other slide. We saw a need for more bike racks. We were able to get some from Windsor Middle School! For healthy minds: Music and the performing arts are full brain exercises and we wanted to dedicate a portion of the Move-a-thon funds specifically for music and performing arts. We were able to purchase some expensive string instruments (ukuleles, cellos, basses) for the class our students are taking early in the morning at Windsor Middle School and had others repaired. The funds also went to the other programs and annual support we provide to the school, staff, and campus. Come to room 43 for more information.

Art contest winners!

See their designs on the Move-a-thon shirts given out free to students who attend the Move-a-thon, or to anyone who brings back their pledge packet (minimum $5 donation to cover the cost of the t-shirt is requested)

Email moveathon@calicalmecac.org
Or come by room 43, the Volunteer Room, after drop off. (During SIP, you can also call Liz at 707-836-3050.)