Every year, the TCPS Parent Group organizes the
Jogathon/Silent Auction, which is their primary fundraising event of the school
year. The Jogathon supports enhancing our technology, modernizing our
classrooms, providing additional educational opportunities such as school assemblies
and providing financial aid to families that otherwise wouldn't be able to
attend TCPS. The Jogathon enables TCPS to continue to provide an environment
that ensures our students are well prepared to succeed in their future
To raise money, students collect pledges for the laps they
run, and attendees bid on the Silent Auction and Live Auction items. Along with
the Jogathon and Auction, there is food, music, fun and TCPS families and friends
attending. This event is fun for all!
This year's Jogathon theme was "A Space Odyssey." The day's events included music, some dancing, popcorn, face painting, a catered lunch, auctions, and lots of running! TPG transformed the entire auction room into space, with planets and rocket ships, twinkle lights and black lights!
Students ran laps to raise money for TCPS, while their friends, family, and teachers cheered them on by running with them, inspiring them with "shout-outs" from the DJ, and serving them water to keep cool as they ran!
Once the Jogathon portion of the event was complete, the community enjoyed a catered lunch before heading over to the Auction. The Silent Auction had a wide variety of items available including items donated by businesses in the area and members of the TCPS community; it also included fun events like "Teacher Outings." The Live Auction, included the beautiful and original artwork that each TCPS grade created.
Thank you to anyone who sponsored a student's laps or bid on any of the auction items. The money raised at the Jogathon & Auction will be used to continue to make TCPS an amazing place for children to learn. A BIG thank you to the wonderful TPG for putting on another successful Jogathon and auction for TCPS! The entire community enjoyed their day! We can't wait to see what next year's Jogathon will be!