Fundraising represents the majority of the PTA budget. The PTA cannot function without successful year-round fundraisers and event fundraisers (like the Jog-A-Thon – see Volunteer Opportunities page for more information). The money the PTA raises supports our education give-backs to the school. The number and nature of the give-backs vary with the demands and opportunities of each school year. Traditionally, the PTA budget funds the following education initiatives in whole or in part:
Art Class (All grades)
Battle of the Books
Walk Through History Programs (4th, 5th and 6th Grades)
Starfall (Reading with Phonics computer-based programs – “MoreStarfall.com” (enhanced access for K-2)
Family Art Night
Field Trips (All grades)
Harry Potter Reading Club
PTA Reflections Program (National PTA arts program)
Listed below are year-round fundraisers that you can participate in at little to no additional cost to you.Year Rounde ScriptSign-up on-line and up to 10% of the money you spend on groceries at places like Vons, as well as merchandise at many other participating vendors will go directly to our PTA. Currently we have about 25% participation. Our goal is 85% participationYear Rounde-Cycle GroupRecycle your used printer cartridges & cell phonesIf you already recycle empty cartridges and used cell phones, you're among a growing number of people who understand the benefits to the environment. What you may not realize is that your inkjets, toners, and cell phones are worth more than you think.Year RoundTargetWe've discovered a terrific way to raise funds for our school. It's super-easy, and all you have to do is use your Target® Visa® or Target® Card. We will receive a percentage of the amount of each purchase in the form of a cash donation from Target through the Take Charge of Education® program. It's easy. Just visit target.com/tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school. So if you're going to Target anyway, please consider using your Target® Visa® or Target® Card. Big thanks to those who are already doing their part to make a great school even better.
Year RoundHere's a new easy way to raise money for your favorite cause. Just start using GoodSearch.com as your search engine and online shopping mall. Every time you search the Internet or make an online purchase at one of their partner merchants, GoodSearch makes a donation to Crestview and it's powered by Yahoo! so you get great search results!Year RoundIn your grocer's freezer section, look for Tyson Products that display the Project A+ logo. The label you save is easily identified by looking for the simple 1, 2, 3 program steps. Each label is worth 24¢ cash!Year RoundLabels for EducationYou can help Crestview Elementary School earn free merchandise such as computers, audio/visual equipment, physical education equipment, reference books, musical instruments or even a mini-van, simply by collecting Campbell product proofs of purchase and forwarding them to Crestview Elementary School. Our goal is 10,000 points and we need your help. Please visit the Campbells website for a list of eligible products. www.labelsforeducation.comYear RoundEvery General Mills box top the school collects becomes cash for our school programs. Look for the boxtop logo on products such as General Mills Cereal, Hamburger Helper, Ziploc Bags and many more. There will be a prize for the classroom that brings in the most boxtops. For more information check out www.boxtops4education.com.Year Round
- Find out how much money our school has already received at target.com/tcoe.
- Grandparents, alumni, neighbors and friends can take part, too.
Crestview Elementary is participating in the FundingFactory® Recycling Program! This fundraiser is FREE and simple because there’s nothing to sell, no paperwork to fill out and no deadline. The program runs year-round, accumulating constant income for our efforts. But we won’t get very far without your support. Please donate your empty printer cartridges and used cell phones to our PTA and we’ll take it from there! We will recycle the cartridges and cell phones through FundingFactory to supplement our Children’s Creative Project fund.