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Fall Fundraiser...............

Posted by on Aug. 28, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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ok,,,I will be the first to throw it out there....what is your school doing?

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hypermamaz
by on Aug. 29, 2009 at 11:11 AM

our school does a magazine subscription fundraiser

and a casino (but this is the last year as the bishop has nixed it in the catholic schools)

then a monthly scholastic book order - but that one is by classroom.

azurite
by on Aug. 29, 2009 at 11:43 AM

My kids brought theirs home yesterday; it's the usual candies, magazines and the like.

maciymommieof3
by on Aug. 29, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Mine broght home theirs too,,,,does anyone have the entertainment books anymore?

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anamacsmommy
by on Aug. 29, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Our school is doing a Fun Run

jls1108
by on Aug. 30, 2009 at 1:44 PM

My daughter's school is trying something new this year. They have monthly newsletters sent home every month to let you know what is going on at school. This year they are going to be selling advertising space in the newsletters for parents that want to advertise their businesses and "shout outs" to parents who want to tell their kids something that they want to share with the school. Then they also have the usual candy sale, book fair, and wrapping paper sale at christmas.

SCmomof3girls
by on Aug. 30, 2009 at 8:04 PM

They do not do much at my daughters' school. They have the annual book fair, book orders each month, and then the 1 fundraiser they did last year was for the Heart Association.

Mommyto6under7
by on Aug. 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Our kids don't start school for another week so I'm not sure yet.

LadyVaden
by on Aug. 31, 2009 at 9:43 AM

 

 My 5th grader brought hers home last friday. Buckets of Cookie Dough! Apprx. 8 different types at $14 & $16 a Bucket. Selling 1-5 gets them a Camp Rock Poster.. 6-11 adds an inflatable Tennis set..and the 3rd prize (my daughters personal Goal) 12-17 Invitation to the MEGA PARTY (huge inflatables,velcro wall..etc.)  It adds more prizes from there but honestly i find it unrealistic. My husband took her order form to work today  :::fingers crossed:::

My 2nd graders school sells T-shirts throughout the year, we also have a family movie night..big screen..kids bring sleeping bags..some even wear PJ's.  PTO pays for license to show the movie and we ask for donations prior to help reduce cost on concessions.. Ticket cost and concessions are fairly profitable. We also have a Harvest Festival just before Halloween with tons of games, maze, scary story room, face painting, cake walk..(last year the police dept donated a Bike and a large prize basket to raffle off. .etc  Food item donations prior to event can get reduced advanced tickets for some...(cuts our cost)

ElleinOz
by on Sep. 1, 2009 at 4:04 AM

Annually our school throws a gala ball at about $100 a head. Last years was black and bling and I believe that next years will be Suits and Sari's, raises roughly $30k each time we have it.

Then we do those entertainment books as well as the scholastic book thing. Advertising on the newsletter is done when the stocks need to be replaced but this is becoming less effective as more  families are receiving them by email. Our district has a no junk policy which prohibits the chocolate and confectionery in favour of healthy lifestyle.

I'm sure I will think of something else that we have done and no doubt will do again.

We are also uniformed so there are the days that the kids wear regular clothes for charity for a token donation.  And that reminds me the pound gets a run in there at Xmas. Along with the "toys for the poor"



Vicki729
by on Sep. 1, 2009 at 7:08 AM

Our school has always done a gift wrap fundraiser. While profitable, I wanted to try something different last year... so I test marketed the "PTO Ideas' Educational Challenge".  We raised $13K in about 2 weeks!  That was about 4 times our gift wrap fundraisers.  We're a small school of only 200 students.

 


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