** This fundraiser is now closed. Thank you for supporting FJMS! Check out the results below, and visit our fundraising page for other opportunities to donate this school year. **

FJMS color run October 11th at 8:45

Each year, FJMS organizes a Color Run Fundraiser to raise funds for a variety of initiatives to support our JMS students in every grade level, TK-8. This year, we are raising funds for:

    • Technology (hardware and software)
    • A new running track for the school (this will be a multi-year effort)
    • Staff appreciation and staff room updates (we love our JMS teachers and staff!)
    • Support for buses for out-of-town field trips
    • Student enrichment, including assemblies, subscriptions, the garden program, running club, and promotion support
    • Community events

Our goal this year is to raise $50,000 for Joe Michell School through our Color Run Fundraiser! 

For this fundraiser, we use an awesome web based fundraising system called Pledgestar that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. Keep reading for event details, registration instructions, and information on donations and class prizes.

Register, donate, and view the leaderboard on the Pledgestar website

2023 Results Are In!

  • We had 326 students register
  • We raised $45,233 in donations
  • Gold Shoe Winner was Mr. Morrison’s 7th grade core. They raised $4,563!
  • Silver Shoe Winner was Ms. Zucker’s 4th grade class. They had 136 pledges!
  • Bronze Shoe Winner was Ms. Furlong’s 3rd grade class for having the most spirit!
  • Thank you all for participating!

Color Run:

  • The Color Run will take place Wednesday, October 11th, 8:45am
  • On October 11th, students wear their grade level’s color to school.
  • Family members are invited to come to the school and cheer for the students as they run. Families, please enter from the middle school side entrance on Elaine Ave. 
TK and K wear red, 1st wears orange, 2nd wears yellow, 3rd wears green, 4th wears blue, 5th wears purple, and middle school years rainbow or any color
Thank you for a great year!


  • Go to http://pledgestar.com/FJMS
  • Click “Not Registered For This Year’s Event”
  • Enter your name and email address, then click “Submit”
  • Follow the instructions on-screen to register runner(s) and add family and friends
  • When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.


  • Donate (through Pledgestar) and invite family and friends to donate from the time you register up through the week of Color Run.
  • Donations will still be accepted for a short time after the color run is completed, but only donations received by Friday, October 13th will count toward class prizes.
  • Be sure to check with your employer regarding donation matching!
  • Our goal is to raise $50,000!


Color Run Progress (Updated 10/16)

Unable to use Pledgestar? Here are other ways to donate to Color Run:

By check:
1. Make out your check to “Friends of Joe Michell School”
2. Write “Color Run” in the memo, along with the student’s name, teacher’s last name, and grade level
3. You can mail the check to:
     Friends of Joe Michell School
     PO Box 469
     Livermore, CA 94551
4. Alternatively, you can hand deliver the check. Just drop it through the top of the FJMS secure letterbox, right next the the door in the school admin office.

On our website:
You can also donate by credit card on our FJMS website. Just include “Color Run” and the student’s name, teacher’s last name and grade level in the donation comments.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Shoe Class Prizes

Class Prizes:

  • Gold Shoe Class Trophy: Classroom that brings in the most money together
  • Silver Shoe Trophy: Classroom with the most participation percentage
  • Bronze Shoe Trophy: Most spirited classroom

More Information:

Color Run 2022 School Photo

Color Run 2022 School Photo

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