Fundraising 2015-2016

We hold ONE major fundraiser each fall to support the entire year's budget. There are two ways to contribute: purchase a magazine or make a direct donation. Thank you in advance for your contributions!

The annual used-book sale is held in the spring.

Successful fundraising efforts allow us to provide:

  • Experiential Education Opportunities
  • Teacher Support—Grants to support classroom teachers or grade level initiatives, elective offerings, and library materials.
  • Yearbooks for each and every student.
  • Student Support—program scholarships, and support for our counselors.
  • 8th grade promotion and Family Socials.
  • And many other contributions!

We sell SCRIP cards year round as a "passive" fundraiser.

SCRIP is a passive fundraising partnership between retailers and non-profits like FMS PTSA. Participating retailers agree to sell gift cards to our organization at a discount. Member families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, you redeem them for full face value, and our PTSA keeps the difference as income. This is great because everybody wins:

  • Retailers get cash up front and repeat business…
  • You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling…
  • Our school PTSA gets a regular and ongoing source of revenue.

SCRIP cards look just like gift cards or certificates you would buy yourself from vendors like Fred Meyer, Food Co-Op, or Pizzazza, and even national chains such as Zappos and REI. The difference is, for example, your $100 SCRIP card not only allows you to buy groceries, it returns 5-20% to the PTSA from the retailer as a donation. If you already shop at these merchants, using SCRIP cards can make a big difference to our kids. Fred Meyer cards are excellent for using with gas purchases.

Fairhaven Ptsa,
Aug 27, 2015, 2:26 PM
Fairhaven Ptsa,
Sep 30, 2015, 12:00 PM