By now you should have found a package in your child’s backpack with details of our new fundraiser (links to the forms below if you need a new copy).
How does it work?
When you and your friends and family purchase gift cards through this program, a portion of the sale will come back to Pleasant Park Public School.
Simply look through the list and select gift cards you need for holiday gift-giving or stores you use regularly. Ask friends and family to let you know if they need gift cards and mark those down as well.
Once you have all your orders, collect the money (cash and cheque are accepted – but cheques are easiest to manage) and send in your order form and payment with your child by November 30. The gift cards will be sent home in your child’s backpack on December 14.
Why can’t I order online?
We know, it seems strange to do this the old-fashioned way with pen and paper and cash and cheques. However, if we used the online ordering system, we would get a smaller return from the purchases. As this is a fundraiser, we wanted to maximize the funds coming back to the school.
What if I don’t want my child to be responsible for the cash and the cards?
Order forms and payments can be dropped off to the office until November 30th. If you don’t want your child to carry the cards home at the end of the day, let us know and we will arrange a pick-up time on December 14.
Where will the money go?
As you are hopefully aware, the Pleasant Park Parent Council raises money throughout the year to fund a long list of things for the school. From buses for field trips to readers for classrooms, equipment for the gym, and special resources to enrich the school experience. Most recently a large portion of money raised went toward new furniture and equipment for the library.
For a detailed update on the Council’s finances, please join us at our next Parent Council meeting this Wednesday, November 21.
Here are the forms: