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GMS PTO Fun-D Raiser. Donate through September 15th!

 

 

GMS Homecoming  Fun(d)-Raiser!

Get Pledges! Have Fun! CELEBRATE HOMECOMING!  EVERYONE WINS!

After a year off, we decided to revive our successful  “FUN-D” Raiser of 19-20!   We are asking you and your child to get family, friends, and neighbors to pledge/donate money that will go directly to our school.  Our goal is to have each student raise at least $50 for this event but we’ll be pleased with any amount donated.   Again this  year you can also get online pledges through Pledgestar!    The pledges earned by this fundraiser will go to the PTO, who in turn, gives the money back to GMS.  Examples of where this money goes are: 5th Grade WEB, 6th Grade Courage Retreat, 7th Grade Graduation Party, Student Scholarships, Sound Amplification Systems, Books for the Media Center, Author/Artist in Residence, Playground Equipment, new furniture and much much more!

 

Dates:

Begin collecting pledges any time between August 2021 to September 15th.  We will remind kids at school, but you are welcome to start early if you’d like. 

September 15th students will turn in donations (and  we will print out on-line donations). Totals will be calculated.  You are welcome to turn in donations at Open House too.

September 16th wristbands for the party will be distributed.     The party takes place September 17th (Friday of Homecoming!) from 1-2:50 at school. Everyone is a winner and can attend.   The more kids raise, the more options they will have.

 

There are two ways you can collect donations.  

On-line (Students can set up  at school or now and can send texts and emails if you are comfortable.  Parents can do it too if you’d like!)  THIS WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL LAST TIME!

  1. Go to http://pledgestar.com/grandviewms
    2. Enter your name and email address, then click Register
    3. Follow the instructions on-screen- VERY EASY!   When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends, and allows them to make secure credit card donations online. You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.  Please type in emails carefully- bounceback emails don’t count.   Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help. There is nothing to turn in- we get an online report of all pledges!  Donors get an emailed receipt for tax purposes!  

 

In-person!

You or your child can ask  friends/family  to donate to the school then  take money directly.    Pledges should be collected in advance of the event and delivered in the pledge envelope, along with this sheet,  to the school by Wednesday September 15th.  We celebrate HOMECOMING on September 17th.

Sample script: “Hello. My name is ____ and I am raising  money for my school for things like special events, books and technology.  Would be you willing to sponsor me by making a tax-deductible donation?”

    • Take cash or check written out to GMS PTO and fill in the sheet below and put checks in the envelope.

 

  • Turn in the attached FORM and checks to MM teacher by September 15th

 

 

GMS Homecoming  Fun(d)-Raiser PRIZES!

 

What do I need to do?

Level

Prize

Send emails/texts  or in-person requests asking for school donations. No minimum donation. 

HAWKS

Attend the party!  Music, obstacle course, dodgeball, extra recess and playground time!

Collect $25 in donations/pledges

WHITE

Earn all white  level activities and VIP admission to Hungry Hippo.

Collect $50 in donations/pledges

Red

Earn all White and Hawk  activities, plus 5+ dunk tank balls to throw at teachers/staff!

Collect $75 in donations/pledges

Black

Earn all White,  Hawks and Red Activities plus time in the Game Truck!



HIGHEST MM 


-student who raises most / grade

- student who sends Most emails/messages/grade

-Raffle names of all participants

 

WINS A PIZZA PARTY!


TIME IN THE MONEY BOOTH!