The 2018 Walk-a-Thon will be held on April 13th.  This is our second biggest fundraiser of the year and our goal this year is $75k - a very BIG but doable goal.    This is fun event for the kids, where each class has a 30-minute period to participate in walking laps around our track, playing dodgeball, cup stacking and enjoying a freeze dance.  This is a great exercise-oriented event that involves students, teachers, parents, and friends and family for one great cause: raising money for Friends of Third Street programs

All students are encouraged to get sponsors for this event.  Students are sponsored for their participation, not based on how many laps they make.  Our goal is $200 per student, but any amount collected will benefit our school directly.  Top-earning students will win either an iPad from MelroseMAC or 4 tickets to Disneyland!   All money raised benefits Friends of Third programs, including: Field trips, Tech Lab, Music, Drama, School Beautification and more!  

We appreciate your support of Friends of Third and Third Street School!  We need volunteers!  If you can help with the event or have any questions, please contact Sarabeth Puusempat or Amy Wootton,


Sign up your child at  and send emails to family and friends to raise money for our school. You can promote your child’s online pledge page via email and social media. Our goal per student is $200. All students that sign up by March 16, 2018 will receive a small prize.  Any class that reaches 100% participation will receive a cupcake party! All donations are tax deductible.

Cash or check sponsorships (payable to "Friends of Third" with your child’s name and room number) can be left in the FOT box in the main office, or mailed to Friends of Third, 201 S. June St., Los Angeles, CA 90004.