Greenwood Elementarys

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Greenwood Elementarys

    Greenwood Elementary PTA

    2009 - 2010 Handbook

    Fundraising & Events - From A to Z!

    See for the latest news

    and opportunities on how you can help.

Greenwood Elementary PTA is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization.

    All contributions are tax deductible; Tax ID #91-1426142.

Art & Artists-in-Residence

    The PTA raises and provides funding for Visual, Vocal and Theatre Arts. The school‘s Art Committee

    serves as advisors to the PTA Board on arts education, and also interviews and selects the Artists in


    Visual art instruction takes place weekly in a dedicated art classroom and is a highlight for many

    students. All of the arts are important because they allow students to express themselves in a wide

    variety of ways, whether with paint, glue, song or instruments.

    Student art work is often seen gracing the hallways and classrooms. A few times each year there is

    an Art Walk when guests can view a selection of student work throughout the school, often in

    conjunction with a school concert. Art work is also created for Greenwood‘s Annual Auction.

    Students and teachers often collaborate to provide unique pieces, such as quilts and tile projects.

    The beautiful auction art raises monies for future Artists in Residence. We are fortunate to have the

    variety of arts instruction available at Greenwood Elementary throughout the year.


    Greenwood‘s Spring Auction is the largest fundraiser of the year. There is both a silent and live

    auction that includes classroom art pieces, vacation packages, fun activities/parties, gift certificates,

    wine, delicious desserts and lots and lots more.

The 2010 Spring Fundraiser will be held Saturday April 10, 2010 and in honor of the 100-year

    anniversary of Greenwood Elementary, we are inviting any alumni (21 and over) to join our evening


Auction Committee - planning meetings start in the Fall to make sure this event is a fun-filled

    evening with lots of opportunities to raise money for our school. It really is a ‗can‘t miss‘ event.

If you like having fun and would like to be a member of this year‘s Auction Committee, contact Anne

    Musquiz, Traci Underhill and Stacie Van den Dyssel at

    Albertsons Register your Preferred Savings Card and every time you shop, Albertsons will contribute a

    percentage of your eligible purchase to support our fundraising goals!

Greenwood Elementary PTA‘s Community Partners ID is #49001016243. Here are the ways to


In store: Present your Preferred Savings Card and ask your cashier to use the Greenwood

    Elementary PTA Community Partners ID #49001016243 to start earning $ for our school!

    Online: Go to Click on ―In The Community‖ then click on the Community Partners logo link. Select Login or Register your Preferred Savings Card. Then click on Sign Me Up!

    Be sure to use ID#49001016243.

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By Mail: Complete the form in your Fundraising packet and mail to:

    Community Partners Program Headquarters, PO Box 193, Bethel Park, PA 15102-0193

You may also turn in the form in the Fundraising Box in the office or via Kid Mail or give it to any of

    the VP‘s of Fundraising & Events.

If you do not have a Preferred Savings Card, you can get one at any Albertsons or request one at


    PTA Fundraising dollars help to provide assemblies for the entire school to enjoy such as Book-It

    Repertory Theatre which transforms literary works in to theater productions, the Reptile Man, and

    Pacific Science Center mobile units.

Families are invited to come to assemblies too! These are often held Wednesday mornings or

    afternoons, so check-out the school calendar.

Book Fair

    The annual Book Fair is a fundraiser for the library. For every book purchased, our school is able to

    keep a generous portion of the proceeds that is used to supplement the library budget. In the past,

    Book Fair proceeds have paid for classroom sets of literature, atlases and geography materials, and

    new and popular fiction and nonfiction titles.

This year our Book Fair will be held in December. We‘ll be open before and after school in the library

    and also during our 100-year celebration. Come support the library by buying some great books. If

    you are interested in volunteering for the Book Fair, please contact Jessica McAdams at

    Boxtops There are 3 ways that Boxtops can support our school.

1) Clip Box Tops from products that you already buy

    Look for the 10? Box Tops coupon on hundreds of your favorite products. You can find Box Tops on

    brands such as Cheerios?, Betty Crocker?, Pillsbury?, Ziploc?, Kleenex?, Hefty? and

    more! Turn in your Box Tops in the Fundraising Box in the office, through Kid Mail in an envelope

    marked Box Tops, bring them to the after-school sales table or to any PTA Meeting.

2) Shop at your favorite online stores at the Box Tops Marketplace

    You can shop at over 60 online stores including JCPenney, The Gap, Nordstrom, Old Navy,

    Target and Lands' End. A portion of every qualifying purchase is donated to Greenwood - all at no additional cost to you!

3) Reading Room

    You‘ll be able to earn cash for Greenwood just by buying the books that you love! When you begin

    your shopping at the Box Tops Reading Room, you‘ll earn up to 6% on purchases made online at

    Barnes & Noble.

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    Chinook Books Chinook Book is a one-of-a-kind resource a coupon book, a directory, a source of ideas and

    inspiration. It‘s your guide to living well and having fun in the Seattle metro region. Save hundreds

    of dollars while exploring the community and supporting local, sustainable businesses. Over 300

    valuable coupons make this the largest book yet. Businesses with coupons include grocery, dining,

    entertainment, travel, garden and home adding up to savings of over $3,000.

    All products and services appearing in Chinook Book meet specific environmental and community

    criteria. More information is available at

    Greenwood Elementary PTA is excited to be selling these wonderful books for the second year.

    Books are $20 and the school gets $10 for each one we sell.

    Look for them during after-school sales, PTA meetings and at our other events. You can also send in

    a check via Kid Mail and we will send a book home with your child. Tell your friends, co-workers,

    family members or neighbors that might want one, to buy from Greenwood!

    Cool Clothing

    The Stars Are Out! Support our school in style with the Greenwood Stars t-shirts and hoodies. We

    carry both adult and child sizes so you can outfit the entire family!

Shirts come in various colors, all with the Greenwood Star proudly displayed in the front. Hoodies,

    with the star design on the back, also come in both sizes.

More colors may be added throughout the year so be on the lookout for seasonal fashion roll-outs!

Proceeds benefit your Greenwood Elementary PTA--only $15 for kid shirts and $25 for kids‘ hooded

    sweatshirts. $20/shirt and $35/hoodies for adults.


    The Greenwood Elementary PTA offers a wide selection of clubs for our students. Offered both

    before and after school, there is a reasonable fee for each club per term. These fees help to run the

    Clubs as well as contribute to the other PTA events and programs. Financial assistance is available

    and if a parent volunteers, the club is free for your child!

Each quarter‘s clubs schedule is provided by the After School Activities Coordinator and at our

    website at For more information contact the

    Coordinator, Kubi Thomas at

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Centennial Celebration

    thGreenwood Elementary School is proud to announce it’s 100 birthday. To celebrate this

    extraordinary event, Greenwood Elementary invites neighbors and alums to participate in our

    centennial year.

    Mark your calendars the community celebration and open house is coming December 5, 2009. This is more than a party, throughout the Fall, preparations will be underway for a time capsule, thcommemorative art work, historic displays, and student projects. For more information visit the 100 website,, or contact Marcy Harrington at

Corporate Matching Programs

    Check out your employer-sponsored giving program this can double your donations to the school.

    You may find that your contributions to the school in $ or time are matched by your company! For

    example, Microsoft and Boeing have programs and often these benefits are available to retirees.

Event Calendar

    Here is a general overview by term of our major events for the 2009-2010 year. There are other

    smaller fun events and activities planned for the year and a more detailed calendar will be provided

    on our website. If you have any events questions or wish to volunteer for any events, please contact

    Heather Shilling at

    Fall Winter Spring

    Welcome Back BBQ Book Fair Auction/Evening Fundraiser

    Jog-A-Thon Centennial (100-Year) Teacher Appreciation

    Food Drive Celebration Talent Show


    Go to and earn money for our school in the following ways:

    1. Register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the


    In particular, if you have a Safeway club card and register it, Escrip will contribute up to 4% of

    your eligible purchases!

    2. Shop online through and participating merchants will make contributions to

    Greenwood based on purchases made by you, just by using the cards you have registered.

Be sure and select Greenwood Elementary as your designated organization. Your purchases are

    tracked and available to you online, allowing you to see just how much you are earning for your


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Fund Drive

    Direct contributions are a large part of our fundraising efforts. Starting at the beginning of the year,

    we will be campaigning to meet our $7,000 goal. While we are working to meet this goal early on,

    we welcome one-time or monthly contributions any time throughout the year.

A letter will be sent out in Fall with more information, but at anytime you can send a check to

    ―Greenwood Elementary PTA‖ and send the PTA Treasurer through the school office or ‗kid mail‘

    (your child‘s school folder). All contributions are tax deductible; our Tax ID is #91-1426142. For

    more information, please contact

Fun Fridays

    On certain Fridays after school (mainly in the beginning and end of the school year) we will be

    selling popcorn, our gear (t-shirts/hoodies), Chinook Books, and other merchandise. Look for our

    table near the pick-up area and support your school while purchasing fun stuff!

Greenwood All Star Rock Show

    Support the Greenwood Elementary music program and listen to local live music all in one night!

    Enjoy live music from hot local bands featuring Greenwood parents! All proceeds will benefit the

    school. More details will be announced soon. Until then, rock on!

Greenwood Market

    Shop at Greenwood Market or any of the Town & Country Markets (including Ballard Market and

    Central Market) and they will donate 1% to our PTA! Keep your receipt and turn it in via Kid Mail,

    the Fundraising Box in the office or at any of our PTA meetings.


    ththEach year, our 4 & 5 grade students have had the privilege to attend IslandWood environmental

    and community learning center. This is experience is a highlight for many students, teachers (and

    volunteer parents). The two day program integrates environmental sciences, stewardship, and team

    building. Lean about Islandwoood at


    Be a part of Greenwood‘s annual Jog-a-thon! During the school day on Friday, October 16, we will

    hold our annual Jog-a-thon which has been one of our top fundraisers in the past. It's an easy way

    for friends, family members and community businesses to make a contribution to our children and

    our school while also promoting exercise and fitness.

Children from each class run laps to raise money for the PTA. Pledges can be made per lap or a set

    amount. It‘s fun to watch them jog around a mini-track and get cheered on by parents, teachers,

    friends and family. Everyone is encouraged to volunteer and/or come and support our Greenwood

    Stars! Hope to see you there!

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More information and pledge sheets will be sent home with your children a few weeks prior to the

    event. For more details, please contact Kim Dixon, Andrew Fitzpatrick or Jared Van den Dyssel at

    Office Depot Buy qualifying student school supplies at Office Depot and then designate Greenwood Elementary to

    receive 5% of your qualifying purchase. Visit your local Office Depot store to find a listing of "5%

    Back to Schools" ID numbers or designate Greenwood Elementary as the school of your choice at

    order confirmation.

PTA Meetings

    At every PTA Meeting and major event, we‘ll have a booth/table where clothing/merchandise will be

    sold and you will have a place to turn in order forms, receipts, Box Tops or any other fundraising


Puget Sound Community Card

    Puget Sound Community Change card holders and businesses give back to their community and

    make a powerful social statement through donations to local nonprofits and schools of their choice.

    Puget Sound Community Change participants receive cash rewards for shopping with local

    participating merchants, and share them with local nonprofits and schools.

By using a Community Card consumers become ―savers and givers‖ linking personal self-interest to

    the good of the larger community, assigning at least half their rewards to their chosen beneficiaries.

    Your online account and personalized statements show the positive impact made both individually

    and collectively through participation in the program.

When you sign up for a Puget Sound Community Card, be sure and select Greenwood Elementary as

    your designated beneficiary and then use your card at such local vendors such as PCC, Greenwood

    Hardware, Theo Chocolate, Honey Bear Bakery and also those who support our school such as Strut

    shoe store. You‘ll earn a rebate for your school with every purchase!


    When you sign up for Qwest 1% Back to Schools, Qwest will donate the equivalent of one percent

    of your monthly Qwest bill to the eligible school district of your choice - at no extra cost to you.

Go to, and click on Join Now. You can choose the

    Seattle School District. Although the funds do not go to the school, they can be used at the district

    level for technology purposes.

    Go Green for Schools you can also recycle your cell phone with Qwest which raises money for public school districts and pre-K through 12 educational initiatives.

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    Register your Safeway Club Card at and select Greenwood Elementary as

    your designated organization. We will receive up to 4% of your eligible purchases to help

    fund music & art and other great PTA initiatives!

    Stacia‘s Pizza Coupons Anytime you want to order pizza, buy a Stacia‘s Pizza coupon from your PTA! We sell them for $20

    and Greenwood Elementary PTA gets a whopping $10 for every coupon sold. They have great pizza

    and lots of choices for everyone it‘s a delicious way to support your school and feed the family!


    If you have a Target credit card, register your card online at and enroll for

    Greenwood Elementary. Target will donate a percentage of your purchases to Greenwood!

    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, or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our


    Greenwood‘s School ID is: 106417

    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.

    ? Find out how much money our school has already received at

    ? Grandparents, alumni, neighbors and friends can take part, too.

    Talent Show

    For the second year, ―Greenwood‘s Got Talent‖, a fun-filled talent show will be held in the Spring.

    It‘s a great way to showcase your child‘s talents, whether they be singing, dancing, playing an

    instrument, reading a poem or something else unique.

Teacher Grants and Allowances

    Another way we put your dollars to work is to help support our wonderful teachers. They are the

    foundation for our children‘s education. The PTA provides an allowance for each teacher to use at

    their discretion for supplies, furnishings, etc. whatever they feel they need for the students or

    classrooms. In addition to the allowances, teacher grants are also available upon application and

    approval by the PTA.

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    None of the PTA and school successes would be possible without the help of you, our volunteers.

    Thank you for everything that you contribute your time, your room-parenting - sewing construction baking sales painting skills and the list goes on and on. Each of our fundraisers

    and events needs volunteers. For more information and to find out more about opportunities, please

    contact our wonderful Volunteer Coordinator, Susan Tye at or 252-1410.

Z Okay so none of our events or fundraising activities actually start with a Z but we know there

    must be one out there. If you can think of one and want to share, we‘d love to hear from you.

    Send us an email, call us, send us a note in Kid Mail, mail us something we want to know what great ideas are out there. We are looking to you, our wonderful families, to help support the PTA‘s mission and programs.


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