What fundraising is done at WHE and how can I contribute?
We are so proud to be able to say that due to the generosity of our parent/guardian community, our PTO has been able to generate funding that supports our school’s objective to continue to be an A+ school in education and provide enrichment opportunities. In the last couple of years the PTO has been able to fund the amphitheater at school for an outdoor place for learning and creative arts, maintenance and replacement of smart boards in the classrooms, STEM equipment in the science room, Lucy Calkins reading curriculum and implementation, Club support for Robotics, Odyssey of the Minds and more.
We encourage all families to contribute in ways that are meaningful to them, whether through giving financially or volunteering time. Additionally, we encourage all parents/guardians to volunteer to help support our agenda in some way. This is a GREAT way to become familiar with other parents/guardians and our school.
Please consider volunteering and giving us some of your time. Please contact the PTO at woodlandheightsPTO@gmail.com to learn more about volunteer opportunities. We have roles with minimal time commitments and roles where you can dig right in. It’s up to you!!! Without adequate volunteers, some events are subject to cancellation.
Below is a list of most of our 2018-2019 Fund Raising and Community Building Initiatives:
Annual Fund Campaign – Our annual fund campaign runs from September through November. We ask families to contribute financially to WHE to help bridge the gap from the state funding. Any amount is helpful and this money goes into a general fund to fulfill requests for funding from school administration and teachers.
Boosterthon – Boosterthon is our most profitable annual fundraiser and is planned for March. It is a fun fitness event and interactive character program that actively engages the children and teachers. The program typically runs 9-10 days culminating with a celebration and fitness run. During the program, Boosterthon encourages a “friends and family” collection/donation requesting WHE students to reach out to grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, etc. to help our school. However, your child is included with or without a donation.
Your child will have an opportunity to learn about philanthropy and how monies earned support their day-to-day experience at school.
Spring Fling – The best way to describe Spring Fling is a scaled town carnival. The school is set up with games and vendor booths providing families with the opportunity to play and mingle. The event includes over 100+ baskets for families to try to win. “Baskets” range from games for your kids, free gym memberships, restaurant gift cards to free trips, bikes, scooters and more.
Box Tops For Education - It’s so easy…collect box tops and provide them to the school during our two annual collections – November and March. In 2017 we collected over $2,400 in box tops for the school.
This upcoming 2018-2019 school year, the administration has created a centralized supply closet where teachers can easily replenish their classrooms with consumable items (pens, paper, post-its, highlighters, etc.). Our box top money will go to replenishing the closet. Please collect and have family members collect. If you have box tops to bring to the school outside of our November and March collection dates, please bring them to the front office and put them in the box on the PTO shelf! For a list of manufacturers/products that provide box tops check out this link. https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products
Amazon Shopping Through Konstella – if you shop using Amazon.com, please do so through our Konstella app. To get on Konstella for WHE:
1 Install the Konstella App
2. Tap on Register
3. Enter Invitation Code: 5EEbnO
4. Tap on join in your email
Once installed you will see (in the top of the App) the link to shop on Amazon. By using this link a % of your purchase will be given to WHE. Thanks for your support