A majority of the Los Altos School District’s seven elementary schools are set to participate in the annual Walkathon fundraiser, but Almond, Covington and Santa Rita schools have opted out.

Although Almond canceled its participation in the Walkathon due to COVID concerns, the Almond PTA is asking for a one-time donation as part of its Write-a-Check Campaign. According to an online statement from the PTA, the requested pledge is $250 to $400, but any amount is appreciated and will make a difference for Almond students.

This year’s Walkathon is scheduled 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the respective schools’ campuses. Each participating school has its own theme:

• Springer: “Groovy”

• Gardner Bullis: Harry Potter-themed “Witches and Wizards Walk”

• Loyola: “A Walk on the Wild Side”

• Oak Avenue: “Roar Back and Rock On”

Springer, Gardner Bullis and Oak are continuing with pledges, wherein families, friends and community members donate or sponsor students who walk laps around a designated area.

Loyola has eliminated pledges this year, instead entering each registrant in a raffle for prizes. Participants will be eligible for additional entries for every milestone met on their lap cards.

To sponsor students and for more information, visit the individual school’s website.


Staff Writer

Angela Tam covers local schools as the Town Crier's education reporter.