Race for Education


Dear CVCS Family,

Our BIGGEST fundraiser of the year is quickly approaching!  Race for Education will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018.  The success of the Race for Education is based on CVCS parents and students providing the names of people who would be potential sponsors for the Race.

The information required: Names and addresses of people who may want to support your child such as family members, friends, and neighbors. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MAILERS to people that you do not know. (i.e. getting names and addresses from your phone book)

In order for students to participate, they need to submit at least 5 mailers.  However, we are asking students to please submit a minimum of 12 (or more!) mailers. Special Prizes will be given to the students who submit the most mailers in the elementary and high school. 

******2018 Update!*******

While we want to encourage our students to be as involved as possible, we also recognize that filling out mailers can be time consuming for parents.  This year, you, or a family member or friend, may sponsor your child as a Race for Education participant.  For a donation of $100.00 to Race for Education in your child’s name, your student will be exempt from sending out mailers and automatically qualify for all five dress down days as well as a Race for Education t-shirt or gift card!

How does this new sponsorship program work?  Just fill out the form and envelope that was sent home and return it to the office.  Once we receive your sponsorship donation, your child will immediately be added as a participant on Race Day will all of the Casual Day prize benefits mentioned below.  Of course, if you still would like to send out mailers to family and friends you may do so.  This is just an option we are offering this year due to some parent feedback from previous years.  More information will be coming home next week in Race for Education information packets. 

Please submit your mailers ONLINE!  Click below to submitted mailers online. If you do wish to submit paper mailers, please click on click below and fill in the “Request Paper Mailer” form and we will send them home with your student(s).


ALL MAILERS (whether paper or electronic) MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICE NO LATER THAN APRIL 15, 2018.  This is to ensure that the mailings get processed, in the mail, and in the hands of sponsors prior to Race Day. 


All students who complete and return the following # of qualifying sponsor mailings (or more) by the deadline and walk/run on the day of the race are eligible for the mentioned prizes:

Casual Day Prizes

12 sponsor mailings – 1 Casual Day

20 sponsor mailings – 2 Casual Days

25 sponsor mailings— 3 Casual Days & Popsicle treat outside

35 sponsor mailings – 4 Casual Days

50 sponsor mailings – 5 Casual Days & a CVCS Race for Education t-shirt or $15 iTunes/Google gift card

* Casual Day will include shorts. Specific guidelines and dates will be sent out in the weeks to come. Please make sure you read them thoroughly*


Grand Prizes

Based on individual student’s completed qualifying mailers (not a combined family total)

*Deadline to turn in mailers for ALL Grand Prizes is APRIL 15th (NO EXCEPTIONS)

One Grand Prize per family or household

Top quantities in the High School and Elementary will win

7th – 12th Grades

K3 – 6th Grades

Highest number of mailers

Highest number of mailers

(min. of 150 mailers)

(min. of 150 mailers)

$50 check

$50 check



Race for Education Prize/Participation Rules (for all prizes/awards)


In order to be fair and to keep costs low and be wise stewards of our supplies, we have put in place a few guidelines for all prizes and participation:

**Failure to follow and/or abide by any of these rules will result in elimination from eligibility of any prizes.  Also, should we receive any complaints about mailers, the student will be disqualified from any prizes**

  • Deadlines for turning in completed mailers:
    • For qualification for all Prizes – Completed mailers need to be submitted (paper or electronically) by April 15th – NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Do not send Race mailings to anyone that the child or his/her parent does not personally know. Please do not open the phone book, a directory, or internet search and send mailers to random people, businesses, etc.  This ultimately has a negative impact on CVCS and fosters negative relations between the public and our school.  We have received complaints in the past and would like to avoid these issues for the future.  Additionally, sending mailers to people who are not going to financially support our cause costs CVCS more money in supplies, postage, and time than we will raise.
  •  Only ONE mailer per student should be sent to the same household/address. These will count as one mailer for all prizes. (For example: Do not send one mailer to the husband and one mailer to the wife.)
  • Duplicate mailings from siblings – siblings can each send a mailer to family, but should not do so for those outside the family. Remember the goal is to raise money to support CVCS.
  • Do not address sponsorship mailings to fellow CVCS families or CVCS staff unless you have received their approval in advance.
  • Students cannot send sponsorship mailings to other students.
  • Grand Prizes are based on the highest # of qualifying, completed mailers returned per student by the April 15th This is not a combine family total.
  • Only one Grand prize will be awarded per family or household.