Fundraising

The PTA is collecting donations in place of the usual fall fundraiser.  Each family will be asked to make a $40 donation for each student instead of selling merchandise.  This donation will mean there is no need to send in multiple checks for PTA social events and the Westy PTA directory.   See letter from PTA Board here:

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This donation is completely voluntary and is tax deductible.  (PTA membership dues are not tax deductible.)  Our success depends on the timely support of all families in this extraordinary school community.

For questions, please contact PTA treasurer  Nate Atkinson

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Other fundraising efforts for WTES PTA still include the Box Tops program, Environmental Committee Textile Truck, and the Scholastic Book Fair

Why Collect Box Tops ?

Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and gets submitted to a Box Top account for West Towson Elementary School.  We get a check for our total collection at the end of each year.  In years past we have collected $1700-$2000 and used this money for art supplies and recess equipment.

Every cent we earn through these programs goes back to our school to help buy equipment  or school related items that might otherwise be “last on the list” in school budget priorities.  Help us achieve this goal!

 

West Towson PTA’s Amazon Smile Account is active!   amazon smile logo

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates to your favorite charitable organization- WTES PTA!  The PTA will receive”0.5% of the price of eligible purchases” at AmazonSmile  but shoppers will need to start each shopping session at http://smile.amazon.com and then pick West Towson Elementary as their charity of choice.  If you have already selected another charity- this can be changed under the “Your account” tab, “Change your charity”- type in WTES PTA.

 

WTES participates in Giant’s Bonus Bucks , Target’s Take Charge of Education and Office Depot’s Back to Schools programs. These programs are designed to enhance educational efforts forchildren at West Towson Elementary.

If you have not already signed up, please do- it’s easy! To designate online for Giant’s Bonus Bucks log on to www.giantfood.com/aplus or call 1-877-366-2668 to register over the phone.

 

For Target’s Take Charge for Education, designate West Towson Elementary online at Target.com/tcoe or by calling 1-800-316-6142, then use your RED card when making your purchase.

For Office Depot, all you need to do is make a qualifying purchase at Office Depot and present your school’s 5% Back to Schools program ID. The store should have the WTES program ID. Click here for more information.