TERRACE PARK PTA

No one has ever become poor by giving.  -Anne Frank

Fundraising

SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN, TEACHERS & SCHOOL!

Fundraising is an essential component of Terrace Park PTA.  The money gained through fundraising goes directly to supporting our teachers and students.
 
Each year the PTA provides donations for every classroom for teachers to use for supplies, books, snacks, field trips, and more.  The PTA also provides grants to teachers for large classroom supplies and projects.
 
In addition, your donated dollars support activities, events and enrichment throughout the year.  These funds help encourage learning, build a sense of community and develop school pride.

Ongoing Fundraising

There are a variety of ways to earn money for the Terrace Park PTA.  Many of these require little to no effort and can continually provide "free money" for our students & programs.  

AMAZON SMILE

If you regularly (or even occasionally) shop on Amazon, you can use the amazon smile Terrace Park PTA link and a percentage of each of your purchases will go directly to the school.  It is a quick one time set up.  Here is how it works:

  • Click on the AmazonSmile image to your left to take you to the AmazonSmile page
  • AmazonSmile is the same as the Amazon you know.  Same products, same prices, same service.
  • When you shop, Terrace Park PTA will get an automatic percentage of your purchase.
  • Free money & no catch!

FRED MEYER COMMUNITY REWARDS

Register your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to earn free money for the PTA.  Every time you shop Terrace Park will receive a percentage of your purchase.  You must re-enroll your card every year.  Click here to roll/re-enroll.

BOX TOPS

The next generation of box tops is here!  Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online.  Redeem anywhere, anytime within 14 days of purchase.  Your schools earnings are automatically updated online.  No more clipping or sending Box Tops to school.  Access special bonus offers on top of your Box Tops earnings.

View this video on the new Box Tops App: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4&feature=youtu.be

CORPORATE MATCHING

This is another great way to earn free money for Terrace Park PTA.  As a non-profit 501(c)(3), Terrace Park PTA is eligible for donation matching.  This means that f your company participates in matching, they will match all or part of your donation to our PTA.  This includes donations for fundraising events, one time donations, or recurring monthly donations.  Below is a list of some of the local companies known to participate in matching.  If you do not see your company, be sure to check with your Human Resources department.

  • Adobe
  • Alaskan/Horizon Airlines
  • Allstate
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Boeing
  • Costco
  • General Electric
  • Google
  • Honeywell
  • KIRO
  • McDonalds
  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo
  • Pacific Northwest Agency
  • Philips
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • RealNetworks
  • SAFECO
  • The Seattle Times
  • Starbucks
  • United Airlines
  • UPS
  • US Bank
  • United Way
  • Verizon
  • Wyndham Worldwide Co.

Major Fundraisers

WOLF PRIDE FUNDRAISER

The Wolf Pride fundraiser is the most important PTA fundraising event at Terrace Park Elementary.  The event is designed to raise funds for field trips, music and enrichment programs, family events such as the Talent Show and Carnival, literacy programs, classroom stipends and supplies, books, Math and STEAM Night, and much, much more.

How to Participate

The Wolf Pride Fundraiser is for everyone!  This is a straight donation drive.  We do not sell anything or ask for pledges in laps.  We simply ask for financial support for our school.  The PTA is currently budgeted to spend over $100,000 on programs that directly serve Terrace Park Students, Families and Staff this school year.  ALL the money that is donated directly benefits the Terrace Park community!

How Students Can Earn Money

  • Have your child use the donation/sponsor form.  Extra forms can be downloaded online.
  • Raise money via sponsors.  Solicit donations from family and friends as a flat pledge for for participating.  If each student raises $50, we will meet our goal of $30,000
  • Make a donation from your family.  We know hectic schedules may make looking for sponsors a challenge so any support from your family is greatly appreciated!
  • Email family, friends or out of town relatives and have them use your online donation button at the top of this page.  Please make sure to include them on your donor sheet for your child's personal and classroom totals towards winning prizes!
  • Many corporations (e.g. Boeing, Microsoft, etc) will match donations to a non-profit organizations.  Please ask sponsors if their company participates in such a program.
  • All checks should be made payable to Terrace Park PTA
  • Terrace Park PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Tax receipts are available upon request.

READ-A-THON

The Terrace Park Read-a-thon is our second biggest fundraiser of the school year.  This read-a-thon is designed to ignite and encourage a love of reading.  Like our fall Wolf Prize fundraiser, there is nothing to buy and there is no need to split profits with another organization.  100% of money donated to each child goes directly to the PTA.

In the 2019 Read-A-Thon we had more students participate by reading than ever before.  Keep reading Wolves!

How to Participate

Read-a-thon packets will be distributed at a specific date in Spring.  The packet will contain rules, an overview of prizes, a participation form, a sponsorship form and a calendar to record reading minutes each night.  Your child will set a reading goal at the beginning of the Read-a-thon.  Your child can then start reading and asking for people to sponsor them right away!  Students will track the minutes they read outside of school during the selected dates.  Sponsors can pledge to pay a certain amount per minute that your child reads or is read to.  They can also pledge a flat amount to encourage your child to meet their reading goal.  Sponsors can be collected throughout the read-a-thon.  Remember, relatives, neighbors, family friends, coaches and even often-frequented businesses make great sponsors!

How Students Can Earn Money

  • Have your child use the donation/sponsor form sent home on a specified date in spring.  Extra forms will be available here.
  • Raise money via sponsors.  Solicit donations from family and friends for per minute of reading or as a flat pledge for meeting their reading goal.
  • Make a donation from your family.  We know hectic schedules may make looking for sponsors a challenge so any support from your family is greatly appreciated!
  • Email family, friends or out of town relatives and have them use your online donation button at the top of this page.  Please make sure to include them on your donor sheet for your child's personal and classroom totals towards winning prizes!
  • Many corporations (e.g. Boeing, Microsoft, etc) will match donations to a non-profit organizations.  Please ask sponsors if their company participates in such a program.
  • All checks should be made payable to Terrace Park PTA
  • Terrace Park PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Tax receipts are available upon request.