While your tax monies go to the educational resources of the school, such as teacher salaries, textbooks and operating expenses, the many extracurricular experiences your children benefit from would not happen without you and your support of the PTO. The earnings from each school's PTO fundraiser's are pooled together and divided equally among all three elementary school's PTOs. Each year the PTOs spend approximately $40-50 per student on these activities.
Together we can continue to provide these important activities that help shape the lives of all of our children.
Fundraising efforts are our main source of income and help fund activities and outings for your children, including:
Walking Program, 100th Day Activities and Author Visits
Field Trips, Library Books, Assemblies, School Supplies and Popcorn Days.
Musical, Art Projects, Field Day, 5th Grade Year-End Celebration, StarBase and Honor Roll Awards
Clip and Save!
We earn money and school supplies by collecting Box Tops for Education Labels and My Coke Rewards.
Box Tops for Education:
This is a great way to help the school without much effort. Clip the “Box Tops for Education” label off from many different products including General Mills cereals, Cottonelle, Betty Crocker, Yoplait and Pillsbury. We have friendly collection contests at each elementary school in October and February. The schools earn 10¢ for each Box Top! Visit www.boxtops4education.com
for a complete list of products and many other ideas. McFall, Lee and Page participate in this program.
My Coke Rewards
Enter your Coke Reward Points at www.MyCokeRewards.com
and then donate them to your school. We use the points to purchase items for the school. McFall, Lee and Page participate in this program.
Recycle and Save!
We recycle and earn money for used printer cartridges. McFall, Lee and Page participate in this program.
Recycle your newspapers, catalogs, magazines, phone books and other papers and help the elementary schools earn money at the same time. We cannot accept any type of cardboard (including cereal boxes, tack board, or non-corregated cardboard), metal, plastic or trash. The Paper Gator recycling bins are located in two locations. One is located at McFall Elementary in the south east corner of the east parking lot (behind the Learning Center). The other is located at Page Elementary. We earn $20 for every ton of paper waste collected. McFall, Lee and Page share the revenue equally.
Dine and Save!
Faro's Pizza Fundraiser Nights
This year the TK PTO will hold 3 fundraiser nights at Faro's Pizza. We earn 20% of your purchase whether you dine in or take out. McFall, Lee and Page share the revenue equally. Page Elementary will be hosting on November 3rd, Lee Elementary will be hosting on February 21, 2017, and McFall Elementary is hosting their event in April 2017.
We will be hosting an all day fundraiser at Brann's in Caledonia on Sunday, October 9th, 2016 and on Sunday, March 5, 2017. The TK PTO will earn 15% of your total bill (excluding tax, gratuity and alcohol sales). You can also dine at Perfetto those same days with proceeds going to the TK PTO. Look for more details about this event coming home soon!
Shop and Save!
Visit these stores and see how you can support your school(s) of choice with your everyday shopping purchases:
Thanks to everyone for supporting our last Schwan's Cares campaign. The TK PTO earned nearly $500! Our new campaign starts In November. The campaign number will be posted here. Signing up for the campaign is simple; click on the link when available and it will take you to the page. You only have to do this once per campaign. Each time you make a purchase from Schwan's, a portion of the sale will go to the TK PTO.
During the first 45 days, the TK PTO earns 20% on food purchases and 40% on eGift Certificates! After that, it goes down to 5% for both. Please encourage anyone you know who uses Schwan's to sign up. Again, we appreciate all you do to support our schools!
If you shop at Harding’s be sure to sign up for a Harding’s eScrip Community Card. Present your card to the cashier every time you shop and your school could earn up to 4% of your purchases. Sign up for your Harding’s card at any Harding’s store, online at www.escrip.com/hardings.jsp
or contact one of your PTO members for more information.
Office Depot/Office Max
Office Depot/Office Max has their Give Back to Schools program. Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide your school ID at checkout and your designated school will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies! You can use this program in addition to your rewards program as well. To credit a past purchase to a school, click here to complete the form. Click the corresponding tab to submit an online or in-store purchase. You will need your receipt to complete the form. Our ID numbers are: McFall - 70051483, Lee - 70051485 and Page - 70051484.
Go Online and Earn!
You can also support your school when you shop your favorite merchants through the groups below.
You can help your school earn up to 20% of your purchase when you first visit www.OneCause.com.
There are hundreds of merchants available to choose from including Amazon.com, Best Buy, Lands’ End and Cabelas. Visit www.OneCause.com
sign in and then select your merchant. Another bonus is the coupons that some merchants have posted such as free shipping. McFall, Lee and Page participate in this program.
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to www.smile.amazon.com
from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Once on the site, search for the Thornapple Kellogg Parent Teacher Organization
. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation.