Archives for April 2017

Niwot Jog-a-thon

It’s about time for our 8th annual Jog-a-thon to help raise money to benefit our African sister school, Mwebaza Primary School!

DATE:    Our May “Late Start Day,” Wednesday, May 3rd.

TIMES:    4th and 5th grades from 11:45-12:15 pm

2nd and 3rd grades from 12:30-1:00 pm

1st grade and Kindergarten from 1:15-1:45 pm

STUDENTS WILL: Jog or walk around a 200M track for 20 minutes.

STUDENTS CAN: Get pledges per lap or just a flat donation. Fundraising is optional, of course.

Ask family and friends for donations, but we DO NOT want students to solicit door to door!


As in past years, ALL proceeds raised will be used to benefit disadvantaged Ugandan schoolchildren. Any and all fundraising efforts are greatly appreciated! Funds from past Jog-a-thons have been used to buy property for a school playground and garden and construct the walls and roof of the middle school constructed for Mwebaza students. This year, Jog-a-thon funds will be used to build a wall around the perimeter of the new middle school to ensure student safety and deter theft.

Your child’s pledge form is attached to this letter. After each student completes the Jog-a-thon on May 3rd, he or she needs to collect any donations, place them in the designated collection envelope that will be sent home after the Jog-a-Thon, and give that envelope to his or her teacher. Funds are due by Friday, May 12th. 

This year, kids can celebrate their Jog-a-thon efforts with their families by an after-school visit to Longmont’s Cold Stone Creamery. Niwot Elementary staff volunteers will be serving up ice cream at Cold Stone between 4 and 8 p.m. after the Jog-a-thon, with 10% of the proceeds going to the Mwebaza Foundation! In fact, 10% of all Cold Stone sales, from opening to closing, on May 3rd will go to the Mwebaza Foundation!

Please feel free to join in on the fun by cheering on your children, running with them, or by volunteering. Water will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Mr. Strah.

This year, donors can fulfill pledges with cash or checks or pay online at If you choose to donate online, please be sure to write Jog-a-thon and the student’s name in the “Special instructions to the seller” box at checkout.

The K-2 and 3-5 classes that return the most pledge forms (with at least one pledge per form) by the deadline will win a pizza party in school!

Extra Pledge Form:

Jog-a-thon pledge form

Sign Up to Volunteer on Race Day and Help the Mwebaza Foundation While You’re At It!

Summer is right around the corner and in Colorado that means racing season is here! The Mwebaza Foundation will be hosting a volunteer group at the BolderBoulder and IRONMAN races this year, and we need you and your friends to help! The more volunteers we can recruit, the more funds we can raise to help our African partner schools! See below for details.

The BolderBoulder Memorial Day race is on May 29th. We need volunteers to handout snack bags, water, or soda to the race participants at the end of the race. The Mwebaza Foundation will receive $25 for every volunteer that signs up! Volunteers must must 13+.

When: 7:00AM to 12:00PM

Where: CU Field House
357 UCB, Field House
Annex 50
Boulder, CO

To register to volunteer, please click here! You will need to create an account to register so you can sign the volunteer waiver and give your t-shirt size for your official volunteer t-shirt that you will pick up on race day!

On race day, we will meet on the south side of the Field House next to the buffalo statue to distribute volunteer shirts and organize ourselves. At 7am we will check-in at the volunteer desk on the south end of the Field House where we will be directed by someone from the BolderBoulder staff as to our exact work location.

This year, the Boulder IRONMAN race is on Sunday, June 11th. Volunteers will be handing out food and drink to the athletes at an Aid Station along the run course. Volunteer with your friends or family! Children under the age of 18 must have parental consent to register. Children under the age of 13 must have parental oversight on race day.

The Mwebaza Foundation will receive $500 if we can recruit 40 volunteers!

When: 3:00PM to 8:00PM

Where: Boulder Creek Trail and Skunk Creek Path Intersection

To sign up as a volunteer, please click here! You will need to create an account to register so you can sign the volunteer waiver and select your t-shirt size for your official volunteer t-shirt that you will pick up on race day!

On race day, meet at the aid station location to pick up your t-shirt and jump right in! Maps and more details to follow.