Technology Run

Cedar Fork has a tremendous need for new technology.


Our school requires 30 laptops and 36 iPads (6 per grade level). That’s a cost of nearly $30,000!  While $30,000 sounds like a huge, unreachable number, with 1050 students at Cedar Fork, each student would only need to raise $30 in order for us to surpass our goal.

CFES Technology Fun Run 2017

Let's show our Stingray spirit and work together to raise the necessary funds!  Pledges can be collected online ( or using the pledge form sent home in Tuesday folders.  A copy of the pledge form is also located below. 

Important Dates
  • March 21 - First Pledge Collection (Flat Donations)
  • March 31 - Technology Run Day!
  • April 6 - Second Pledge Collection (To be eligible for prizes, students must return their pledge form and all money by this date.)
  • April 20 - Third (and Final) Pledge Collection

For questions about the Technology Run, pledge collection or sponsorship, please contact Erin Schawel.

Volunteer opportunities available!  To sign up, click here. 

Technology Run Countdown

Technology Run Details

What:  The Cedar Fork PTA will host a Technology Run for students.

When:  Friday, March 31, 2017

Who:  All students will participate.  If a student is unable to run, he/she may nominate a substitute runner (fellow student) to run on their behalf.

Where:  The run will be held at school during the school day, rain or shine.  In the event of rain, the Technology Run will be moved inside to the school gym.


Technology Run Logistics
  • Students will complete as many laps as possible around the Technology Run course in the allotted time.
  • On race day, students should wear sneakers and clothing suitable for running. If possible, please have your student wear a white shirt (one that you don't mind getting washable ink on) as volunteers will mark laps on the back of the shirt.  We also highly recommend students bring a water bottle.

Pledging Logistics
  • Pledges can be made as a flat donation or as an amount per lap completed.  Ask family, neighbors, friends, and businesses to sponsor your student(s). Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers. A prize list will be released soon.
  • Pledges can be collected online using our PledgeStar website (see below) or via the included pledge form (cash or checks made out to ‘Cedar Fork PTA’).
  • Flat donations are collected upfront via Pledgestar or cash/check. 
  • Pledges based on the number of laps will be collected after the event. Once the Technology Run is completed, you will be notified of the number of laps your student ran during the run.
  • The CFES PTA is a 501(c)(3) organization and pledges are tax deductible. If desired, a receipt can be issued for contributions.
  • To be eligible for prizes, students must return their pledge form and all money by April 6th. The winners will be announced at the International Festival on April 6th.
  • The last day to submit any outstanding forms and money is Thursday, April 20th.


PledgeStar is an online fundraising website that makes collecting donations simple and easy. 
  • Create a custom fundraising page for your student or a family page in case of multiple students where donations are split evenly between the students.
  • Send personalized donation requests to family and friends, simply by entering email addresses.
  • Track the number and amount of donations made by your sponsors.
Pledges can be made via credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex).  Sponsors complete a secure payment form and PledgeStar sends a thank you email with a receipt.

How To Get Started

1.  Go to
2.  Enter your name & email address, then click Register.
3.  Enter the name of your student(s).
4.  Upload a picture (optional).
5.  Enter the names and email addresses of friends and family members.


We need your help to collect our goal of $30,000 to purchase new technology for Cedar Fork.  Every donation collected, big or small, will help us to reach our goal.  As our thanks, every student who collects at least one pledge will receive a jelly bracelet.  Additionally, we’re rewarding the top pledge-collecting families with awesome prizes donated by our very generous sponsors! 

  • 3-Month Family Membership to the Morrisville Aquatics and Fitness Center
  • $199 Gift Certificate to Science Fun for Everyone!
  • $80 Gift Card to Omega Sports (#1)
  • $80 Gift Card to Omega Sports (#2)
  • $250 Birthday Party Certificate for White Tiger Taekwondo
  • 4 Tickets to a NC State Volleyball Game AND a NC State Team-Autographed Volleyball
  • 4-Person Day Pass to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham AND 4 Passes to Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill AND 4 Passes to Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh
  • 4 VIP passes to Defy Gravity (Durham), each good for 1-hour of jumping AND a $10 Gift Card to Omega Sports
  • 4 Tickets to a 2017 Durham Bulls game AND a Basketball signed by the NC State Women's Basketball coach  
  • 4 Skate passes to Jellybeans AND a $10 Gift Card to Omega Sports

As an added bonus, the classroom that collects the most pledges ($) will be rewarded 6 iPads for their exclusive use!  

Our Sponsors

More coming soon....

CFES PTA does not endorse, warrant or recommend any of these products or services.

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