Vote for CAS for Project Fit America!

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With just a quick online vote each day for the next month, you can help Central Avenue School win an incredible grant for $25,000 in outdoor and indoor fitness equipment and programs! My daughter's school has recently announced that they are one of 78 finalist schools in the running to be one of four schools to be awarded with a grant for the Project Fit America (PFA) program, sponsored by Dannon and ShopRite. The principal, staff, and PTO have been working for the past 2 years on the various steps of the process--submitting the application, essays, pictures, posters, reasons why the program would benefit CAS, etc.--to make it this far.

But the final step is up to US--the voters (age 13 and over)! The winning schools will be determined by which four have the most online votes at http://danimalsshopriteschoolcontest.young-america.com from now (voting started at 9am today, January 5, 2018) through Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 12:00am. One vote per email per day is allowed. With the help of the CAS and Madison community--and beyond--we can win this incredible grant that will help keep our kids healthy and active! Please help spread the word!

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The CAS PTO and PE teachers have come up with some fun and innovative ways to encourage families to vote each day. In addition to reminders on the morning announcements and eye-catching bulletin boards throughout the school, they have given each student a calendar checklist to post at home and check off each day their family votes. At the end of the contest, kids can submit their completed checklist to be enrolled in a raffle for some cool prizes. Families and teachers are encouraged to submit photos of themselves voting to be shared on Twitter and Facebook. Maybe even a family pet will get involved in the photo? Finally, if you are helping to spread the word on social media to vote for CAS, be sure to use the official #DanimalsBTSContest hashtag in any of your posts!

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Scruffy, our pet bearded dragon, helped me vote this morning!

So, please spread the word to friends and family to vote once each day per email through January 31! Add it to your calendar, put a Post-it on your bathroom mirror, have your kids make a sign to tape to your refrigerator--whatever it takes to remember to vote each day! Every vote counts! Vote at http://danimalsshopriteschoolcontest.young-america.com

For more information on Project Fit America! visit www.projectfitamerica.org