UMCS Annual Walkathon and Spring Arts Festival 2017

Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Walkathon:  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Spring ArtsFest:  9:00 a.m. – Noon

Urban Montessori Charter School

UMCS families may choose to schedule the day to include attending students' performances, supporting the walkers, viewing artwork, and enjoying a picnic lunch and treats from the bake sale.






The UMCS Walkathon is a fundraising event for our school. Students and families that want to participate gather pledges before May 6. On the day of the Walkathon, participants register and walk laps around a course on and around the school grounds. There will also be other activities that enable kids to earn laps and have fun!

This event is an inclusive, fun, festival-like gathering that promotes exercise and brings in financial support for the school. 

Families are encouraged to walk with the kids or hang out and socialize while the students walk, but student participation is key. Younger siblings (ages 3-5) can participate as Junior Walkers.

Participants may walk as much as they wish at a pace that is comfortable for them, while also being encouraged to set a goal.

Anyone can pledge to support the student walking — extended family, friends and neighbors -—whomever the student feels comfortable asking.  

For details on how the Walkathon works and how to sign up click here for MORE INFORMATION.

The Spring ArtsFest will celebrate the work of UMCS students in the visual and performing arts. Artwork will be on display in the hallways and in the Sun Room throughout the morning. See the schedule below for student performance times. There will also be family members contributing music to the day, and adding to the creativity with art making tables.

ArtsFest Performance Schedule 

Walkathon  9:00 - 3:00

Outdoor Stage

9:00 - 11:00

DJ Matteo and the Joe Balestreri Band

11:30 - 12:10

Student band

12:30 - 2:00

The Bearded Papas

Art Exhibit - Sun Room

10:00 - 12:00

Student art on display

Hands on Art Activities - Sun Room

10:00 - 12:00

Hat making, printmaking, sign design!

Classroom Arts Open Houses


Dolphin & Hummingbird

Sunflower & Tidy Tips

9:40 Leopard Lily, Lupine & Manzanita

10:00 California Poppy, Sage & Sequoia

10:20   Juniper

10:40   Redwood



For the Walkathon questions or how to volunteer to help, contact UMCS parent Isa Stamos via email or phone at 510-409-2868.

For the ArtsFest, contact Teacher David Harris.


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