Hello PS Families….
We have DOUBLE the exciting NEWS for you. As you may have heard, we are shaking things up a bit and launching a new, PTO district-wide fundraising campaign.
The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District PTO is proud to announce the launch of
-An annual PTO fundraising initiative to benefit the entire district-
What to Expect:
The Brave-A-Thon fundraiser will consist of two fundraising arms: 1) Corporate Sponsorships and 2) Student Pages.
We are using an online vendor 99 pledges for our campaign. Each school will be their own “team” and each student will have their own page. For this year, we are asking people to “opt in” if you want 99 pledges to set up your student’s page. Otherwise you will be asked to do it.
Here is the link to create your student page: 99 pledges
February 19th: WE ARE WILD ABOUT THE PRIMARY SCHOOL LAUNCH DAY!
We will be launching our fundraising campaign that day and having links go live so personal fundraising can begin.
February 23rd and March 1st:
Each week will bring new surprises. We plan to keep the kids on their toes and generate as much school spirit as possible in the process.
Week of March 8th: The Final Week
The intensity of fun and excitement is going to build as we approach our event day.
March 12th: Brave-A-Thon
On this day the students at the PS will be “Taking a Walk on the Wild Side” walking around the PS baseball field track, along with a couple of surprise class breakout events. There will be stations in the grass area that the students visit and they will spend approximately 45 minutes moving around, generating school spirit and having good old fashion fun!
The plans are still in the works, but after all this hard work we certainly want to celebrate the students, faculty and staff for their efforts and also have a big reveal as to how much money was raised that will go directly to our students through the PTO.
How much are we trying to raise and where will the money go?
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS A SUCCESS.
The IH PTO works in partnership with the district to provide intra- and extra-curricular programs, events, equipment, etc. for all of our schools. The money raised will go directly to the students.
The IH PTO spends approximately $37.66 per student at the PS, which is more than the current family membership fee.
Previous fundraisers have not been able to generate the funds necessary for all of the requests we receive, requiring us to ask parents for more money, charge membership fees, and receive in kind donations. Many people do not know all that the PTO funds in addition to coordinating volunteer efforts and programming. Please see below some of what the PTO provides at the PS.
Field Trips to Green Acres [Transportation costs approx. $800 per grade]
1st Grade Trip to the Zoo [Tickets and Transportation]
2nd grade Trip to the Museum [Tickets and Transportation]
After School Clubs
MadCap Puppet Shows
Bus Driver Appreciation
Fall Conference Gratitude Dinner
Welcome Back Luncheon for Teachers, Faculty and Staff
Global Week Activities
Field Day Support
Equipment requests and other school needs
Just think of the wonderful things we can partner with the school on with your support!