The Castro and Mistral PTAs co-host the Walkathon. This is our community’s biggest fundraising event of the year. All proceeds from this joint PTA-sponsored event go directly towards student field-trips, school library books, school gardens and other classroom enrichment programs for both of our schools. Individual student pledges will be allocated directly to the student’s school, while both schools will share food and auction proceeds. We hope this shared community fundraiser will be an opportunity for everyone to gather and enjoy the afternoon while supporting our children at both of our schools.

A little more about our Walkathon (WAT)… Students are encouraged to raise money by collecting pledges from friends and family for walking laps around the school field. At the Castro/Mistral WAT students are able to make a concrete contribution to their school while having fun by being active and building community.  In addition to students walking laps, there will be:

  • Food and drinks for sale
  • Snacks and lap prizes for the lap walkers
  • Music

To make our Walkathon run as smoothly as possible, please note the following:

  • Please make arrangements so your child can stay for the whole Walkathon. YMCA Kid’s Place will participate in the Walkathon.
  • The Walkathon is a fun event for all children.  Students (especially kindergarteners) love walking, and will probably walk longer than you think they can. However children may leave during the afternoon and return later if a guardian accompanies them.
  • Should you have any concerns (health wise, etc.) about your child's participation in the Walkathon, please check the appropriate place on the student participation permission slip.