Sorry for the lack of updates, there has been lots of behind the scenes work happening. Our November meeting was a brainstorming session where we focused on new ideas to raise money. We decided to switch things up this year and go with a catalog fundraiser. We chose to go with Cherrydale Fundraising and we are confident they will meet all our needs. Some of the perks of going this route are: Cherrydale takes care of all the work for us, so we don’t need many volunteers to help. They provide $50 in free product to all teachers who get 50% class participation, and money for the principal if we get 40% school-wide participation. We will have the option to do online ordering and shipping, which is a need we heard from many families. They are also allowing us to have cash donations, which can be done online, and if they are done in $20 increments it will still count towards the incentives.
At that meeting, we also talked about doing things like hat days and voting for favorite sports teams.
At our December meeting, we decided to try hosting a New Year’s Eve party. We partnered with Community Ed and Age to Age to provide a free community event. We did the concessions and although we did not make much money, it was a great event and we hope to do it again next year!
Our January meeting was just as quick! We finalized dates for the spring fundraiser, started the conversations about All Arts Day and the All School Shirts. We will also be running another box top collection in January and decided on a Dance Party as a school-wide reward if we reach our goal! The classroom winner for January’s collection will receive a PJ day with Hot Chocolate!
Again sorry for the delay and thanks for hanging in there with us! As always our meetings are the first Monday of the month at 6 pm in Bomber Club. We serve Pizza and provide childcare.