Central Elementary School
61 Woodside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-1106

Central PTO, Fundraising and You

Posted Aug 23, 2010 | Category: Fundraising

This information was originally posted on August 23, 2010. Please note that the article refers to events from a previous school year.

Central Elementary PTO

Fundraising and You!

You have probably noticed the big and beautiful changes in the landscaping in front of Central School!  Your PTO dollars have helped make this project possible.   Whether you are a new parent or a veteran, you know that throughout the school year, the PTO conducts several fundraisers to fund various programs at Central aimed at enhancing the excellent academic experience our children enjoy. While participation is always optional, we do encourage you to get involved in these activities, as it is a wonderful way to get to know your community, play a part in its success and be part of your child’s journey. Historically we have tried to keep fundraisers to a minimum, but at this time find we need to be more creative in generating the necessary funds to keep our PTO sponsored programs vibrant and stimulating. Here are some ways you can help and contribute!

100% Fund – A suggested one time donation of $100.00 is fully tax deductible and 100% goes towards the PTO.
Innisbrook Gift Wrap and Gifts – Children sell premium gift wrap and gifts to family, friends and neighbors.
Original Art Works – Children create beautiful one of a kind pieces of art that are made into a variety of items such as note cards and shopping bags.
Riverside Foods Scrip – Order Riverside Foods gift cards and 5% goes to the PTO.  Support a local business while doing your regular shopping.
Great Lakes Scrip – Order gift cards through the Great Lakes Scrip program with cards available from over 700 retailers.  Up to 14% goes to the PTO.  Great for big purchases such as electronics, holiday gifts, remodeling materials, and back to school items.
Target – By simply registering your Target Card or Target Visa online, designating Central as the beneficiary school, up to 1% of your purchases goes back to Central.  Through the “Target Take Charge of Education” program, Central, to date, has received over $10,000.
Pavers – Be a part of Central’s history by purchasing a personalized brick that will become part of the permanent landscape.
Auction – Attend the first Central Auction and raffle.  Have a chance to bid on amazing art produced by our children and purchase once in a lifetime experiences all donated by the Central School and Riverside community.  Stay tuned for more details and visit us on Facebook at Central Elementary Auction 2010/2011.

Through these fundraisers, the PTO is able to fund incredible programs such as:
Cultural Arts in the Classroom, Field Trips for every grade, Science in a Can, Ecology Club/ Environmental Concerns, Artist in Residence, Flying Carpet/Great Books, Halloween Play, Family Fun Night, Talent Show, Ice Skating Party, 5th Grade Games and Picnic, Little Symphony, Hike/Bike to School Activities, Turn Off TV Week, Roadrunner Yearbooks, Historical Perspectives, Read to Succeed and last but not least our 5th grade D.A.R.E program.

And many more!  We are looking forward to another amazing year and we can’t do it without you.   So sign up if you can and enjoy helping your school and meeting other parents.

Central PTO Team 2010/2011