Category Archives: Move-A-Thon (MAT)

Virtual Move-A-Thon

The Move-A-Thon activities will be virtual this year, but you still get your chance to earn the infamous plastic feet throughout the week. Activities will be released on June 1st, with the FINISH LINE on Friday, June 4th at the Genesee Hill playground from 4-6 pm! Masked participants can pick up their earned ‘feet’ along with ice cream for participation. If your grade earns the most feet, your whole grade will earn a Pajama Day at school – thanks Principal Kischner! RSVP here for the Finish Line Event.

Here’s how it will work! On Tuesday, June 1, an all-school email will kick things off by sharing the checklist for earning plastic feet. The activities for earning feet will include running for a certain number of blocks, riding something with wheels for a certain number of blocks, and exercises you can do anywhere, like push ups, squats and jumping jacks. Do the activities at home or in a park with friends. Track your earned feet on the checklist with a maximum of 10 feet possible! Gather pledges as you go and direct friends and family to donate on our Move-A-Thon donation page. Let’s get moving!

The PTA has donated $8,000 to the school for supplies for every child. This ensures that each child is able to start school and maintain the year with fresh supplies. We hope to raise the funds for supplies with the Move-A-Thon this year. You might even see our very own Genesee Hill Fox at the Finish Line doing a workout to earn those feet… will you beat the Fox?? 


Earning Feet  

Because we are doing virtual activities, this years feet earning is all honor system! Bring your checklist to the “Finish Line” tables on Friday, June 4th, 4-6pm to show our volunteers how many you’ve earned. If you forget your checklist, we will have extra printed for you to fill out. Make sure you ask Friends and Family to donate as well to cheer you on! The grade with the most participation earns an extra Pajama Day at school.


Students have all week to complete any of the challenges on any day.if you are unable to run, bike, do pushups – Substitute any of the activities for 15 minutes of your own preferred method of movement to earn a foot. The goal is move your body for fun.

Finish Line – Friday June 4th, 4-6pm

Masks required for playground entry. Please stay 6‘ apart from your classmates while on campus. All tables and lines will be spaced out 6’ from other students and tables. There will be separate Group A (AM), Group B (PM) and Group C (Remote) lines to separate cohorts. Feet and pre-packaged ice cream will be handed out by parent volunteers with masks, gloves and sanitizer. If you cannot make the Finish Line at the time listed, please contact Amanda Baker at for alternate distribution.

Schmitz Park Foxes Run for the Move A Thon

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The 2014 Move a Thon was a huge hit with kids eagerly running laps, an appearance by our school mascot, fun tunes, and popsicles for all!  A BIG THANKS to our awesome co-chairs Jodie Bennett, Kara Centioli,  Lorie Bennett and our amazing volunteers for putting this fantastic event together.

Every kinder ran at least 8 laps (that’s a mile, so impressive!). Below are the top movers by class:

Kindergarten – Chase S. – 22 laps

1st Grade – Devin S. and Owen M. – 22 laps

2nd Grade – Joesph S. and Samantha S. – 26 laps

3rd Grade – Brock M. – 31 laps

4th Grade – Ben G. – 31 laps

5th Grade – Brady F. and Ben W. 31 laps

And THANK YOU you to our Sponsors for helping us make this years Move a Thon one of our best yet!  We appreciate your support!  And please remember, donations are due Monday, November 3rd to kids classrooms.

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Become a Sponsor of the 2014 Move-A-Thon

If you are a business owner and would like to become a sponsor of the 2014 Move-A-Thon, now is the time! We are gearing up for the fundraiser on Friday, October 24th.

If you’d like to become a sponsor, go to our Move-A-Thon Sponsor tab.

If you have any questions on how you can get involved as a sponsor in this years Move-A-Thon, please contact Lorie Bennett and Derek Birnie at