The 2018-2019 Magazine and Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The annual magazine and cookie dough fundraiser is now over, but there are a few events that still need to happen:


Important Dates:

  • Limo Lunch - For students who sold 15 or more items. Date TBD.

  • Nov 07 - Cookie dough delivery date

  • Extreme Basketball Event for students who sold at least one order. Date TBD.


Cookie Dough Delivery

The cookie dough will arrive frozen on November 7. Pick up is from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the LMS gymnasium. Students who sold one order will be allowed to take it home from school that day. If you have any problems with your order, please email friendsoflms@lpsma.net.


This is the school’s major fundraiser. 40% of magazine sales and 50% of cookie dough sales go to Middle School students through Friends of LMS. The main purpose for raising these funds is to provide much-needed scholarships for the Washington D.C. and Nature’s Classroom field trips. We will give you the results of this year's fundraiser as soon as we have them.



Last Year's Fundraiser Results


The 2017-2018 annual fundraiser, sponsored by Friends of LMS, was a huge success. Through student sales, the group was able to contribute $9,000 to the school for this years’ field trip scholarships. Eighth graders who sold magazines and cookie dough earned $2,600 to offset the cost of their trip to Washington D.C. Students also earned Tuition Reward Points (see the right column). Here are the details:

  • Gross earnings this year were $27,000 as compared to last year at $21,000.
  • Net Profit this year was $12,211 (44% profit margin).
  • The alternative method of funding, making contributions rather than purchasing goods, brought in $1,100.
  • Up to $2,614 went to 8th graders who sold magazines and cookie dough (25% of sales) to offset the cost of their individual trip to Washington D.C.
  • The average student participation was 46%, up from 37% last year. Here’s the breakdown:
6th Grade 46%
7th Grade 48%
8th Grade 43%
  • The top six sellers were:
Saksa, Anthony (7)     $853.00
Conley, Jaelyn (6)       $561.00 
Altman, Jacob (6)       $545.50 
Fadden, Rian (8)        $484.00 
Rivas, Destiny (6)       $476.00 
Muturi, Justin (8)        $453.00
  • The favorite cookies were Ultimate Chocolate Chip (#1 by far) and Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel. The most popular magazines were Cooking Light and Time.
  • The Magic Show made an impact on sales. Students had to sell at least one item in order to attend the show. 




Did you know that your child can earn college tuition rewards simply by participating in the LMS annual fundraiser? By selling magazines and cookie dough, students can earn Tuition Reward Points: $100 in sales earns 1,000 points; $250 in sales earns 2,500 points. Click HERE for the Tuition Rewards site.

Over 360 private colleges and universities across America participate in this exciting program. In Massachusetts alone, there are 13 participating schools, including Clark University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Here’s how the program works:
  • Students reach either the $100 or $250 sales level in their fundraising efforts.
  • Great American provides a “Rewards Certificate” to be given to the parent, providing an authorization code based on sales level achieved.
  • Parents register their students at the Tuition Rewards website, and enter their authorization code, allowing points to be added to their account.
  • Students redeem their points as they are ultimately accepted - then attend their chosen college or university.
Last year, LMS students earned $145,000 Tuition Rewards Points as compared to $112,000 in 2016. This is a great incentive to get your child involved!