Annual fund raising conducted by the Elmhurst PTA support the following programs:
- Monthly Awards Assemblies
- Cultural Arts
- Star Store
- Red Ribbon Week
- Field trips and additional classroom supplies
- Special events
While participation in any fund raising event is strictly optional, the PTA hopes this list is helpful in finding a program that suits your family.
The major fund-raisers are:
Scholastic Book Fair: Quality children's books will be on sale to students and parents during and after school.
Electronic scrip program. A FREE (This year only) program that allows you to generate funds for your child's class every time you swipe your store card at Von's.
Flat Donations: Some parents opt to donate a flat amount in lieu of participating in fund-raisers. Suggested donation amount is $50.00 per child attending Elmhurst.
Other ongoing fund-raising includes:
Target Take Charge of Education: When you sign up for a Target Guest Card, a charge card program, Elmhurst will receive 1% of your total charges. If you already have a Target Guest Card be sure to designate Elmhurst as your school of choice. Call 1-800-316-6142. You may obtain an application from Target or Elmhurst Office. This is a year round, nation wide program. Last year we received $1,000, which we used to purchase playground balls.
General Mills Box Tops for Education: Earn cash for our school by simply cutting off specially marked box tops from General Mills products already in your cupboard. General Mills pays 10 cents for cereal box tops and 15 cents for Yoplait yogurt multipack, Fruit rollups, granola and other products. Last year we raised over $350. That money was spent on videos for the Library.
Personal Donations: Our teachers and office staff are in constant need of supplies. Reams of paper, pencils, pens, glue sticks, tissue/kleenex, are just some of our many needs. Please be sure to check with your child's teacher for his or her needs.
Remember that the safety of your children is our main concern. Do not allow your child to go door-to-door unsupervised. Ask people you know to help support our school. If you feel more comfortable supporting our school by giving a cash donation, please feel free to do so.