Fall Fundraiser - Dollar A Day Donation Fundraiser
The PTO raises funds each year to support the education of our children at Loma Vista. Each family is invited to support our fundraisers. Funds raised benefit all students and every dollar helps.
The Dollar A Day Fundraiser is an easy fundraiser. Instead of asking families to purchase gift wrap or cookie dough or items they don't really need from catalogs, where only a small portion of the money comes to the school, we hold a non-event fundraiser. It's easy - make a donation and you're done! The goal is for families to donate $180, representing $1 for each day our children are in school, but every dollar counts. Donate what you can, when you can.
SCRIP - FUNDRAISE FOR YOURSELF FOR OSS
(for YOUR student's 5th Grade Outdoor Science School)
Every year, Loma Vista's 5th grade students look forward to a week of overnight camp in the local mountains. We refer to this as Outdoor Science School or OSS. This extended field trip is packed with science classes combined with a chance for students to practice some independence - the first time away from home for many - in a safe, structured environment. The cost for each student for 2017/18 is $325 and each year parents are asked to donate the full cost of their student's camp. Flexible payment options are available and the PTO offers a SCRIP program that parents can participate in starting as early as kindergarten to save up for OSS.
Start using SCRIP in kindergarten or first grade - it's easy to earn enough to pay for your whole OSS cost!
Look for information on SCRIP at the beginning of the school year - basically the SCRIP program offers Loma Vista families the chance to fundraise for themselves by purchasing gift cards for stores they would shop at anyway. Families purchase the gift cards at face value (ie: a family pays $50 for a $50 gift card) and the vendor credits that family's OSS account with an amount equal to a % of the gift card value. Over time those credits add up. Families who start early can earn enough to cover the whole cost of their student's OSS fee. Any extra funds in that family's account are applied to any other upcoming 5th grade students in that family. Once that family has no more 5th grade students, any leftover funds in their OSS account are donated to the PTO to cover OSS scholarships.
To start saving with SCRIP, contact the PTO SCRIP Coordinator or click here for an order form (due in the school office the first Friday of the month). Visit shopwithscrip.com for a complete list of vendors and special offers. Orders placed that Friday are usually available for parent pick-up in the school office by the following Thursday.
Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities - The Loma Vista PTO welcomes the support of local businesses and other groups to help with our school's fundraising needs. Each year different levels of sponsorship are available, including advertising in our weekly newsletter (reaching over 700 email addresses), and highly visible sponsorship banners posted in high traffic areas in our community.
Loma Vista families are encouraged to check with their employers for support, including donation matching programs.
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