Whale Walk

Giving Today Can Make a World of Difference Tomorrow

Cedar Wood PTA is an independent non-profit organization with the mission to enhance and support the school experience for our students, teachers, staff members and families. The Whale Walk is our main fundraising event that allows our school community to participate in raising money to support enriching educational experiences at Cedar Wood.

What is the whale walk?

The Whale Walk is our PTA’s primary all-school fun-run fundraiser. We don’t sell products or count laps—students collect donations in the weeks before the event and earn prizes. All students participate in the Whale Walk during their lunch recess on Thursday, October 12, 2023. PTA volunteers set up games and mini-obstacle courses around the Cedar Wood track, so students can run, skip, jump, walk, dance, and play during the event, all while listening to music. After 15 minutes students cool down with water and a banana, and take a class photo. Everyone gets to have fun, regardless of donation amounts or physical ability!

Thank you Nikhil D. (5th grade) for the 2023-24 Whale Walk Slogan!

Where does all the money go?

Collected donations go to PTA’s general fund, and will be used for things such as teacher grants, recess equipment, art docents, STEM, Watch D.O.G.S., book fairs, assemblies, cultural events, family fun events, and so much more! In 2022, the PTA provided nearly $22,000 to teachers and staff, and gave 18 grants totaling $7,644 for items including Art Classroom stools, computer, equipment, books, and STEM toys.

I’m a parent, what do I do?

You can help your child(ren) obtain donations by encouraging friends and family to ‘sponsor’ your child(ren) by donating to the Cedar Wood PTA.

Our school-wide goal is $36,000

In order to continue to support our current programs and invest in future PTA sponsored activities, the per student goal is $75. It’s simpler than you think—just get $5 from 15 different people, you’ve met the goal!

Donating is easy!

Donate online (coming soon) to securely make your donation via credit card, debit card, or bank transfer—no account needed! Or donate by cash or check (please make checks payable to Cedar Wood PTA and include the student and teacher name on the memo line). PTA donations are tax deductible. 

Employer matching programs from Boeing, Microsoft, Google, and others can help us reach our fundraising goal. Remember to add any online or matching donations to your donation form to make sure they count towards your prize level.

All Students get to enjoy their Whale Walk during their lunch recess!

Every student can win by participating in spirit week and submitting donations. The two classrooms with the highest participation during spirit week and the top classroom with the most funds per student collected will earn a classroom party of their choosing! Students can collect donations and earn great prizes! And every student who returns their donation form will be entered into a drawing to win a grand prize: a $50 gift card to the Cedar Wood Book Fair! No donations required.

Check out these exciting prizes!

  • All Students receive a Whale Walk Shirt
  • Light-Up Slingshot
  • Fidget Spinner Popper
  • Light-Up Shoelaces
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Party with Mr. Rhodes
  • AND EVERY STUDENT who turns in a donation form will be entered to win a grand prize ($50 gift card to the Cedar Wood Book Fair)! No donation required! 


If submitting by mail: fill out donation form, make check or money order out to Cedar Wood PTA.

Mail or drop off to Cedar Wood Elementary 3414 168th ST SE Bothell, WA 98012.

2023 Whale Walk Sponsors


Email Amy Weiher at whalewalk@cedarwoodpta.org.

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