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Friday March 22, 2024

Help us with our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Please click here to donate directly via PayPal!

We're incredibly proud that the Nimitz PTA can sponsor our art program for all Nimitz students. Additionally, the PTA funds technology, our multicultural festival, assemblies, library books, and teacher & classroom supplies. Nimitz PTA wants to make sure we can continue to offer these programs, in addition to fun social and family events for our community. 

Walk-A-Thon Goals:

Raise $20,000

Walk/run a combined total of 3,000 laps

Participation Prize Opportunities

  • Each class will have a 30-min walk/run time-slot during the school day

    • After each class's walk-a-thon slot, Nimitz PTA is providing all students with an Otter Pop to show that they are the greatest school!

  • Students can also choose to walk/run during their lunch time

  • Students can earn lanyard beads for each lap and a special bead for every 5 laps they walk/run!

  • If we hit the school goal of 3,000 laps, the whole school will get a dance party!

Fundraising Prize Opportunities

  • For every $20 raised, your name is entered into a raffle drawing. Available raffle prizes include:

    • ​​Gift cards to Top Golf San Jose

    • A family pass to the Bay Area Discovery Museum

    • A 3-month family season pass to Curiodyssey

    • A family scavenger hunt from Let's Roam San Jose

    • 2 One-Day Tickets for Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

    • Tickets to Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

    • Family Pass to the Oakland Zoo

    • Tickets to Golfland Sunnyvale

    • Game Cards to Dave & Buster's

    • General Admission to the Tech Interactive

    • Single Day Admission to Great America

    • Summer Camp Certificate from Avid4 Adventure

    • Tickets to a Cal Baseball Home Game

    • Signed Puck from the San Jose Sharks

    • Gift Certificate to Armadillo Willy's

    • Passes to Hiller Aviation Museum

    • Passes to the San Francisco Zoo

    • Ticket vouchers to an Oakland A's home game

    • Admission to the Lawrence Hall of Science

    • Admission passes to Chabot Space & Science Center

    • Passes to a San Jose Giants game

    • Lego sets (donation from a former Nimitz Family)

    • We thank all of the companies and families that have donated these wonderful raffle prizes to help us reach our Walk-a-thon goal!

  • Remember that for every $20 you raise, you will ge an additional entry into the raffle for all of these wonderful prizes.
  • The child in each grade who raises the most money will get to silly string Mrs. Pakel at the dance party!

The Walk-A-Thon Carnival is back!

Our Walk-a-Thon will continue after school, too! Families are invited to join us at Nimitz from 2:45pm - 6pm for:

  • Walking/Running Laps

  • Concession Sales

  • Carnival Games (from 4pm - 6pm)

  • Play Walk-A-Thon Bingo at the Carnival to enter a raffle drawing of In-N-Out gift cards

Thank you for your donation!

We have lots of fun in store for the kids and we are hoping to raise the necessary funds to keep our amazing art and music programs, as well as funding all of the other wonderful academic and social opportunities here at Nimitz!


 Please click here to donate directly via PayPal!

Volunteers Needed!

  • If you are interested in volunteering to help during the Walk-a-thon, we have spots available both during and after school.

  • You can help with their lap beads, punch souvenir lap cards, count laps, or help sell concessions.

  • Any parents volunteering during the school day will need full volunteer clearance.

Adult Volunteers for Walk-a-thon

  • We could also use high school volunteers, especially to help us run our carnival. If you know of any students looking for volunteer hours, please have them sign up to help.


High School Volunteers Needed! 

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