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Fundraising

The Creekside PTO coordinates several fundraising activities throughout the year to help fund enrichment activities, specific school initiatives, and donate the the Creekside CCM general fund as needed. Obviously, major fundraising events such as the Spring Gala! and annual giving campaigns are very important and bring in the bulk of our funds - but there are some simple, ongoing ways to help the school raise funds that do not cost our parents or community sponsors a dime!   April Update!   There are 2 months left in the Classroom Challenge and 1st grade is IN THE LEAD.  1st Grade is in the lead with 1540 points!    Their significant contribution with Truckee Tahoe Propane Receipts has already earned the school over $1,000 !    Please don't toss your propane receipts away, we could still earn another 1K donation from Truckee Tahoe Propane.  Don't use much propane? Ask an employer or local businesses you patronize if they will give you the receipts! (The bulk of those receipts came from a parent who got them from her employer....)   Please read below for new point structure beginning this month and updated ways to earn your child's class even more points! Box Tops - There's an APP for that !     If you use a smart phone - use the "Box Top App for Education!" - improved way to increase the money we can earn from box tops...   Search for Creekside PTO (School ID 958378) PO Box 2891 Olympic Valley, CA 96146.   NEW - Special bonus of 50 points for your child's class if you send in proof that you have downloaded the APP!   You can use your phone to scan the receipt instead of clipping and saving.   Click here for more information on how to Click, Scan and Earn!  Here are the points per class as of April 1st: 1st Grade - 1540 points 6th Grade - 950 points 4th Grade - 800 points 5th Grade - 650 points 3rd Grade - 400 points 2nd Grade - 350 points TK/K - 350 points 7/8th  - 280 points   SaveMart Shares - If you shop at Save Mart, sign up for a Save Mart Rewards Card.  Once you have a rewards card, you need to register your Savemart Shares card with Escrip, designating Creekside PTO as the beneficiary.  It takes a few minutes to set this up - but once you do, every time you shop at Savemart, Creekside will get 3% of the money you are already spending!  Your child's class gets 50 bonus points if you send in proof that your SaveMart Shares card is registered with the new eSCRIP program! Amazon Smile - Click the big amazon logo from our PTO home page or type smile.amazon.com and  designate Creekside PTO Inc. as the beneficiary of qualified Amazon purchases! Use smile.amazon.com EVERY time you shop to make sure we get the credit from the money you are already spending.  Bring proof of SMILE enrollment to school for a 50 point bonus! Used Printer Inkjet and Toner Cartridges - Click here for a list of cartridges that we can recycle for $!  Each qualifying cartridge is worth anywhere from 60 cents to $9.00.  Ask your friends, family and business partners if they use any of these cartridges and help them recycle their empties.  (PLEASE check the list of acceptable cartridges - before sending  them in with your child - almost half of the cartridges turned in do not qualify for the Funding Factory drive.)  The class will get ten points for each QUALIFYING cartridge sent in. AmeriGas or Tahoe Truckee Propane Receipts - Simply send the last page of any propane bill dated August 2016 or sooner (The page has "Community/School Days Receipt" printed on it). Your child knows where to turn it in - and we will do the rest.   You can also collect receipts from any friend, business, or family member that is a customer of Truckee Tahoe Propane!  We get 2 cents per gallon of all receipts turned in up to $2000!  Help us reach that $2,000 goal!   Ten points per receipt!  Box Tops - Click here  for a list of participating products.  Just tear off the box top and send it in with your child!  50 bonus points for proof you have downloaded the app, and one point every clipped box top submitted!!!!   If you have any questions, please email carahunt.2016 at gmail dot com