Other Ways to Support Brandon
SUPPORTING BRANDON IN OTHER WAYS
Each year, in addition to official school fundraisers, there might be other ways that you are asked to help support Morris Brandon. This year we also wanted to include a list of items/activities where you will be asked to participate/donate but they are not fundraisers for the PTA or Foundation.
Every year the room parent will ask families to contribute around $20-$40/student to be used towards teacher gifts throughout the year (birthday, teacher appreciation, end of year etc.). Some of the money also goes towards gifts for the Specials teachers (Art, Music, French, PE) to show appreciation for their work with our children. These contributions are completely voluntary but encouraged. The Gifted classrooms will work much the same way with each class having their own room parent.
FIELD TRIP FEES
You will soon receive information on payment for field trips. Students will take several field trips throughout the year to enhance their learning experience. Total cost varies by grade – but can range from $75-$100.
JUMP ROPE FOR HEART – February 22-24
Coach Wyman leads this fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Donations of $10-$20/student are encouraged to reach a goal of $15,000.
Twice a year you will have the opportunity to purchase professional pictures of your student. A portion of that payment goes back to Morris Brandon.
SPIRIT DAYS AT BUSINESS PARTNERS
The off-campus events help support our business partners and a portion of those sales dollars come back to the PTA (on designated dates only).
SCHOOL-WIDE FUNDRAISERS TO BENEFIT 5TH GRADE
Throughout the year there will be a variety of 5th grade fundraisers in which the entire school will be invited to participate. These help off-set additional 5th grade fees so that all 5th graders can participate in the special 5th grade activities. The fundraisers typically include:
- 5th Grade Car Wash
- Spirit Days (i.e. wear your favorite team jersey) for $1 per day
- Soup and Casserole Sale
- Holiday Picture Sitting with a Photographer