3Purpose and Facts about the Dance To give our students the opportunity to learn the importance of philanthropy work while benefiting their community. This event also allows students to develop lasting friendships and lifelong memories.Over the last 7 years the students of DRHS have raise $1.1 Million for 67 local non-profit organizationsWe are one of 3 high schools in the country to have a successful Marathon Dance. Only one other school (South High) raises more money than we do!The journey you are about to embark on will absolutely change your life so give it everything you got!
9NlistOnline coordination tool used to manage our volunteers throughout the schoolMarathon Dance is it’s own specific nlist site (you may already be in “hospitality” but need to register to be on the DRMD site)Follow the three steps on flyer in packet.click on Join Now!Enter info. and click join siteCheck and click link, fill info, & Accept !
10Nlist You will need to use nlist for 2 things: Sign-up to chaperone a 3 hour shift OR MORE Every parent is neededSign-up to bring in a food item or donate a prizeMeans of communicating with the dancers families
11Volunteers NeededTo comply with HCPS regulations, all volunteers need to fill out a Volunteer/Mentor Form…. EVERY YEAR.The Form gives permission for a background check of the applicant's name against the sex offender registry. It is for the safety of our students, and no parent may chaperone the dance without this form on file.Paper forms are available at the table outside or the form can be filled out online, printed, signed, and returned to the Deep Run office ASAP.A link to the Henrico Volunteer Form is available via the Deep Run PTA web site, under “Volunteers.”
12Company Matching Process Checks that will be matched by company need to be stapled to the company form and turned in with their moneyMatching gifts will not be counted toward the student’s final total.
14Things to bring w/ you when turning in your money Things to bring w/ you when turning in your money. (all the white forms)Medical Form (signed by a parent/guardian)Parent Permission Form (signed by parent)Code of Conduct Form (signed by both student and parent)Pledge Sheet (completely filled out!!!) and turned into extended study with your money in the provided envelope.
15Pledge SheetAll checks need to be made payable to DRHS and the student’s name should be put on the memo line of every single check!Make sure that the pledge sheet is completely filled out and matches (EXACTLY) the money handed in.Donations made from out of town donors can be signed off by the parent. Each donation requires a signature on the pledge sheet.
16How to turn in required forms 3 forms (Code of Conduct, Parent Permission, & Medical Forms... All stapled together) are to be turned into Mr. or Mrs. Kern in the commons from 7:45 – 8:45am before heading to extended study to turn in your money and pledge sheet.
17Turning in money and pledge sheet: All money along with pledge sheet will be turned in through extended study the week of the dance on one of the following mornings:Tues. March 11th ( morning extended study)Wed. March 12th (morning extended study)Thurs. March 13th (morning extended study)Friday March 14th ( morning extended study)Please try to get this all done by Thursday!
18Corporate Matching funds How do I get donations?Corporate Matching fundsExample letter/mass in your packet to use. Send a letter to all your family, friends, neighbors, parents friends, EVERYONE…Mom & Dad’s night out (babysitting for your neighborhood)Will haul for donation to danceNeighborhood yard workParents workBe creative.... Come up with a new idea!
192014 Recipients Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond Full Circle Grief CenterHenrico Education FoundationLamb’s Basket Food PantryBrain Injury Association of VirginiaWe Heart HarliePositive Vibe FoundationCamp KesemMuscular Dystrophy AssociationPACKidsGray HavenThe ALS Association
21Costume Party Information There will be four costume parties throughout the evening. We encourage all dancers to participate in all the costume parties.Get together with your friends be creative and have fun…..YOU’VE GOT TO START NOW!!!
22Costume Party Themes: Awkward Family Photos Dynamic Duos Neon Glow Stick RaveAwkward Family PhotosDynamic DuosTaste the Rainbow
25Awkward Family PhotosGet out those great Christmas sweaters, white oxfords, bad hairdos, embarrassing poses, and bring out you inner awkwardness!Dress up with your friends, create a cardboard frame, and strike a pose!Google “awkward family photos” and prepare yourself to laugh hysterically
27Dynamic DuosOpposites really do attract! Find a friend and dress to impress as your favorite pair OR arch enemy.Examples: Salt & Pepper, Batman & Robin, Peter Pan vs. Captain Hook, Bread & Butter, Red Sox vs. Yankees, Auburn vs. Alabama
29Dance the Rainbow... Taste the Rainbow Get your ROY G BIV on and dress up in solid colors, the whole rainbow, or a creative colorful character.Examples: Starburst, the Wiggles, Skittles, the Fanta Girls, or even a rainbow leading to a pot of gold.
35Bowling Night Out (Bowl America in Short Pump) Thursday February 6th from 6 - 8pmTickets are $15$10 of each ticket goes back to DRMDTickets will be only be sold at the door.
36Zumba Fundraiser $5 per person. 100% of sales go to DRMD Tired of your regular workout? Come out to support DRMD while learning to Zumba!$5 per person. 100% of sales go to DRMDSunday February 16th & Sunday March 2ndLocation: DRHS Gym1st class: 2:00-2:45pm for ages 10 & up2nd class: 3:00-3:45pm for Adults Only(child care available during this class)
37All Day at Short Pump and Chesterfield locations Genghis GrillMonday February 17thAll Day at Short Pump and Chesterfield locations20% of sales come back to DRMD when you give flyer or mention the dance
3850% of sales goes back to the dance Chipotle NightMonday February 24th from 3-9pmMust bring Flyer (will be on website) or mention DRMD50% of sales goes back to the danceThis is a huge fundraiser and we MUST pack the place!
39Deep Run High School Cafeteria Annual Pancake SupperFriday March 7th 2014Deep Run High School Cafeteria5:30pm -7:30pm Tickets on sale at the door for $5.00 per person $10 for Krispy Kreme Donut eating contest!! Winner gets $50 Chipotle gift card.100% of all proceeds go directly to this year’s Marathon Dance
40Blood Drive at Midas in Short Pump Saturday March 8th10am-4pmDRMD gets $10 for each pint of bloodREMEMBER one pint saves 3 lives.BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!
41Buffalo Wild Wings Come have dinner with family and friends 15% of all sales goes to DRMDWednesday March 12th (5-9pm)
42Air-bands (lip-sync)Students get together w/ friends and try-out to be in the air-band contest during the dance. Try-outs will be held Sunday March 12 noon (Best Air-band receives the trophy)If you are interested in signing up to try-out for Air-band… see Mrs. Kern in Rm. H13 with the song of choice and the members of the group.
43Community Service Hours Each dancer who attends the entire dance will receive 10 community service hours.All dancers are expected to stay for the duration of the dance. If you leave the dance early for any reason, you will forfeit your community service hours.The only exception to this rule is if a student is participating in a school related event that causes them to be late or leave & return.
44Community Service Forms The process is the same this year. Students are to complete one comm. service form each quarter (9 wks.)DRMD 2014 should be on 3rd quarter formGet form from Ms. Kessinger in Room 122Forms are also available on Deep Run website.If you want your hours, you are to turn this form in at the table when you sign into the dance. If you don’t bring your form (YOU DON’T GET YOUR HOURS.)Forms will be submitted to the county within a week.
45Room Assignments Room assignments will be handled by Mrs. Oliver You will sign up for your room with your friends the week of money collection only after you have turned in your forms.If you fail to sign up for a room, a room will be chosen for you.
46Corporate Sponsorships! Mrs. Kern deals with corporate sponsorships or prizes.“we’re looking for corporate sponsors for over $750”Parents get together to donate iPad or tickets or giftcards
47Things we need parents to do ASAP Make sure you have a Volunteer Form completed by the end of January.Forms are available tonight or can be found on the PTSA portion of the school websitePlease sign up through Nlist as soon as possible to chaperone at least one 3 hour shift.... Feel free to do as many as you want!Sign-up to donate a food item and/or prizeGo to to order your volunteer t-shirt (100% participation) and DRMD gear by the 15th!
48We ask that students DO NOT drive to the dance We ask that students DO NOT drive to the dance. This is for the student’s safety and to reduce the number of cars in the parking lot. Parking is limited and the students will be very tired when the dance is over.
49DON’T FORGET! Eat before you come to dance Do NOT pack anything you shouldn’t. There will be extra security on campus throughout dance and bags WILL be checked upon sign in.Start costumes TOMORROWDon’t forget glow sticks!!!All medications must be turned in upon sign in (even Advil, etc) in a Zip Lock labeled with child’s name on it. Please include directions. Only inhalers may be go to dancer’s room.
50Checks made out to DRHS/Minimum of $120 (This does not count sign up fee) If dancer needs to leave dance for any reason, his/her parent must come in with their id and sign child out / into the dance.(signed note from parent if they are out of town).Medications: The only thing you can take into your room is an inhaler. Mrs. Kern’s sister will be there. Advil, etc has to be in a bag turned inIf your parents will be out of down, they have to write a note saying you can leave during the dance with blah blah blah with their phone number
51We would like to invite ALL families and the DRHS community to the DRMD Finale. 7:30 – 10pm on Saturday March 15th. You do NOT want to miss out.