Stillwater Elementary PTA  2.16.24   •   Serving Duvall & Carnation, WA   •     Riverview School District

Stillwater Hop-a-thon

When: Wednesday, November 7th during each grade's specialist time

Where: Stillwater Gym

Who: All Stillwater Hawks

What: The Hop-a-Thon is a 100% Donation Based Fundraiser and our largest one of the year! All profits raised go directly to the PTSA to benefit our students and school.

Goal: The suggested minimum fundraising goal per student is $35. The school goal is $14,000! We can do it! We made over $20,000 last year during the Hop-a-Thon!



  • Every classroom has been assigned a class goal based off of the number of kids in each class. Every class that reaches their goal will earn a Snow Cone Party! Special consideration will be made for those all-star students that go above and beyond but the class does not reach the goal.
  • The top two earners in each grade will be invited to a Breakfast with the Principal event. Mr. Madigan will serve each student a tasty breakfast with waffles, bacon and sausage. Yum!
  • The top 2 earners in each grade AND 6 Wild Card Winners (one in each grade, randomly selected from a pool of students who fundraise more than the suggested minimum of $35) will earn a spot to compete in a fun team relay at the spirit assembly on November 14th. In the relay K/1 will be doing a tricycle race, 2/3 will be playing a version of human hungry hippos and 4/5 will be doing some Minute to Win It challenges. To finish off the relay, each team will be passing water between buckets. If a top earner or wild card winner does not want to compete in the relay, they can choose a friend to do it for them.
  • Every student that raises $35 or more, which is the suggested minimum, will be entered into a drawing on November 14th to win fun prizes, including an invitation to the Breakfast with the Principal event and a treat for you and a friend at lunch.
  • 4th & 5th Graders, Mr. Madigan might be coming up with his own extra incentive for you! Stay tuned!
  • And last but certainly not least…if the school hits the $14,000 goal, Mr. Madigan and Mr. Hammons will be leading two teams in a game of Stillwater Family Feud!!! Every student that collects ANY amount of donations will be able to sign-up for a chance to win a spot on a team! Two winners will be announced on the morning announcements on November 13th– parents will then need to confirm their child’s participation (as long as the school achieves the $14,000 goal). Stillwater Family Feud will be modeled after the popular game show, Family Feud. The survey questions will be Stillwater and school related.

Important Logistics:

  • Fundraising envelopes (and online donations) can be turned in anytime before November 7th. Any donations received AFTER 4:00 PM on November 7th will not be counted towards the prize totals.
  • Envelopes will not be given back to the students once they are turned in, so make sure your donations are complete or you will have to send in any additional donations in a regular envelope marked with your child’s name, teacher and grade.
  • Please check our Facebook page daily starting November 1st to see the progress of classroom goals and the overall school goal. You can find our group on Facebook under the name Stillwater Elementary PTSA.
  • While corporate matching is an integral part of our fundraising strategy plan, because we do not receive the matching funds until well after the event is over, we do not count promised corporate matching funds towards the top earner numbers, classroom or school goals. However, we do have a prize drawing in June for every corporate matching donation we received with a name attached during the current school year, the family associated to the winning corporate match will receive a $100 Visa gift card.

When your sponsors ask what the donations will be used for, you can use the information below to tell them about all the activities that the PTSA provides to Stillwater. A full breakdown of our budget and fundraising strategy can also be found here: Here are just some of the programs we support:

  • School/Staff Grants
  • Field Trip Stipends for ALL Grades
  • Field Day
  • Library, PE and Music Enrichment
  • The Dance Guy and School Dance
  • All Arts Day
  • Family Fun Nights
  • Art Docent
  • Playground Updates
  • PBIS
  • Assemblies
  • Staff Appreciation

If you have any questions please contact Monique Linz or Lindsey Tolson at