Join John Muir Elementary in donating Thanksgiving turkeys to the hungry

John Muir Elementary 14012 132nd Ave. N.E. Kirkland, WA 98034 425-936-2640

Dear Fellow Community Member,

John Muir Elementary PTSA is sponsoring our 11th Annual John Muir Turkey Trot to promote physical fitness and school spirit.  This event will be November 7th – 10th, 2011.  The Turkey Trot is a much anticipated John Muir tradition in which students run or walk laps around our school during their afternoon recess.  The students who run the most laps in each grade level will earn a turkey to share with their family.  This is also a charity event in which we will be donating a turkey to families in need in our community who cannot afford a turkey for Thanksgiving.  John Muir Elementary is a Title 1 school with nearly half of our students receiving reduced or free lunches.  In last years event our kids “trotted” 10,053 laps, and 45 turkeys were distributed!

We would greatly appreciate a donation of frozen turkeys or a monitary donation so we may purchase turkeys.  Turkeys cost approximately $25 each.  We will be thanking our donors via our weekly news from John Muir Elementary and the PTSA, which will be sent home to all our school families around the time of the event.  Turkeys will be distributed the week of November 14th.  Please note that your contribution is completely tax deductible as a donation to John Muir Elementary PTSA 501 (c) 3, Tax ID number 91-1086931.

If you would like to make a monetary donation please make your check out to John Muir PTSA and note “Turkey Trot”.  You may drop off your check at the John Muir Elementary  office or mail to the address above.

Thank you for your consideration and generosity.



Danielle Davis-Christmas PTSA Turkey Trot Chair