Race for Education

Friday May 5, 2017 is our annual Race For Education.  This is our largest fundraiser of the year and involves students and staff walking or jogging as many laps around the soccer field as they are able in a specified period of time.  Each participant helps to raise funds for the school through sponsors who contribute a tax deductible gift.  Last year, this event raised over $40,000!  All gifts received are applied to the general operating budget, as tuition only covers 75% of operational expenses at CVCS.  Please assist your children with the mailers.  There are links on this page to submit your sponsor mailers digitally or you can fill out the sponsor letters that are being sent home with the students.  Please partner with us to help make this year’s Race For Education a success!

Helpful Links

race mailers

The CVCS teachers have added some more incentives to get those Race for Education mailers done.

The classes that get 100% participation:

Teachers will:

Lower Elementary _ Teacher will wear a tutu to teach in

  • Upper Elementary / High School  – Teacher will have the Chicken Dance day 

The students will get:

Elementary – Donut Party  


High School Pizza / Ice Cream




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

10 sponsor mailings – 1 Casual Day

15 sponsor mailings – 2 Casual Days

20 sponsor mailings – 3 Casual Days

25 sponsor mailings – 4 Casual Days

30 sponsor mailings – 4 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


One Grand Prize per family or household

Top 3 highest quantities in each grade level will win (please note the grade levels and minimums below)

HS Gold

7th – 12th Grades

HS Silver

7th – 12th Grades

HS Bronze

7th – 12th Grades


K3 – 6th


ELEM Silver

K3 – 6th


ELEM Bronze

K3 – 6th


Highest # of mailers 2nd highest # of mailers 3rd highest # of mailers Highest # of mailers 2nd highest # of mailers 3rd highest # of mailers
(min. of 150 mailers) (min. of 100 mailers) (min. of 50 mailers) (min. of 150 mailers) (min. of 100 mailers) (min. of 50 mailers)
$150 check $100 check $50 check $150 check $100 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 14th – 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 14th This is not a combine family total.
  • Only one Grand prize will be awarded per family or household.