Why does PTO do fundraising?
We use fundraising to achieve our mission of promoting a strong school community so all students can benefit from activities and materials for a better educational experience.
Each year, the PTO writes a check to Edison for $10,000! Neither the district nor the state provides all the necessary money to the school and we use fundraising to achieve our mission of promoting a strong school community.
Together, we have raised the money to put smartboards in every classroom, purchased the playground equipment, and tablets for classroom use. We want our teachers to have access to the tools they need to effectively teach. And we want our students to learn to use technology.
It takes our family involvement to ensure our Edison Eagles have the tools they need to succeed. Fundraisers are crucial to the success of PTO's mission to support our students.
For those of us that would like an alternative to the traditional fundraiser, the PTO wants you to consider making Direct Donations. The PTO will take monetary donations at any time in any amount during the school year - best of all for you, they are tax deductible. Also make note - your donation may qualify for company-matching programs through your employer. If you work for a company that offers this benefit, please contact your human resources department for information. Company-matching programs could help double your donation amount! If you would like to make a donation to the PTO, you can download our Direct Donation Letter.
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Our goal each year is to raise at least $30,000.
Where does $30,000+ go in a year?
$14,000 to be used for improvements at Edison (e.g. facility improvements, technology, programming/assemblies for students, playground equipment, library books, and cleaning supplies)
$ 6,000 for field trip bussing (you pay for admissions, PTO pays for transportation)
$ 4,500 for teachers to use in their classroom
$ 3,000 for student enrichment and recognition
$ 1,500 to thank staff for the work they do
$ 1,000 to sponsor events for families
$ 1,000 to run PTO (website, taxes, insurance, copy paper/supplies)
Where does the money come from each year?
$15,000 comes from Product Fundraisers (e.g. Club’s Choice, Scholastic Book Fair)
$15,000 Events (e.g. Purses 4 a Purpose)
$ 1,000 Restaurant Nights (e.g. Marco’s, The Wild Goose)
Your support of these events really adds up!
Please consider participating in the Fall Club’s Choice fundraiser, every item sold helps.